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Human development is at the heart of workplace development in any organization. The MS in human resource development provides the next level of learning in creating a strategy for human capital. Read more

Program overview

Human development is at the heart of workplace development in any organization. The MS in human resource development provides the next level of learning in creating a strategy for human capital. The program teaches professionals to leverage specific essential competencies to create a flexible workforce that adapts to change and aligns with strategic organizational goals so that human resource professionals can grow talent and remain competitive in the 21st century.

Plan of study

The degree requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. Students are required to complete a comprehensive exam at the conclusion of their course work. Students who wish to complete a graduate project or thesis in place of the exam must have the approval of the faculty and department chair.

Electives

Electives are chosen by the student and are used to fulfill their career interests. Courses may be taken in other graduate-level programs, with permission. A limited number of credit hours (not counted toward another degree) may be considered for transfer credit from another college or university.

Curriculum

Course sequence can differ according to selected exam/project/thesis option, see website for further details of a particular option's modules and available electives: https://www.rit.edu/programs/human-resource-development-ms

Other admission requirements

-Submit two letters of reference.
-Submit a writing sample designated by the department.
-Participate in an interview with a faculty member (when required by department).
-Submit an official graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing Systems (ILETS) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) will be accepted in place of the TOFEL. The absolute minimum score for consideration for admission is 6.5 for the IELTS and 62 for the PTE. Upon arrival at RIT, international students may be asked to take an English language proficiency exam. Those who do not meet the minimum standard will be required to take additional English language courses.
-All required admission materials must be submitted and reviewed by faculty prior to the completion of 9 credit hours of graduate work in the program.

Additional information

Advisers:
Upon matriculation, each student is assigned an adviser who will work with the student to develop a plan of study.

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The value of education is recognized as increasingly critical to the successful workplace, and the need for teachers and trainers to develop that education has grown exponentially. Read more
The value of education is recognized as increasingly critical to the successful workplace, and the need for teachers and trainers to develop that education has grown exponentially. This Training and Development concentration offers preparation for teaching adults in the corporate training environment or facilitating courses in an online environment. Working professionals can complete the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree entirely online with courses available 24/7. Graduates may use this program to help earn promotions and more income, change careers, gain marketable skills, and assist with professional development. Students can choose a specialization by picking two classes from six electives involving computer-based technology for e-training, e-training advanced instructional design, engaging adult online learners, project planning and scheduling, human resources management, HR law, and workplace diversity. The program culminates with a professional project.

MTSU offers the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.), an online program designed for working professionals, with three concentrations available: Human Resources Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Training and Development.

Each M.P.S. program consists of 9 hours of core requirements, 21 hours related directly to the concentration, and a 3-hour culminating professional project.

Career

The Training and Development master’s program is designed for those interested in organizational needs analysis, instructional design, human resources management, and other areas of training and development. Some potential career paths for graduates from this program:

Human resources manager
Company training manager

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The Master of Arts in ELR is a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare professionals for a career in the field of employment and labor relations. Read more
The Master of Arts in ELR is a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare professionals for a career in the field of employment and labor relations. In this field, job opportunities can be found in the public and private sector in management, unions, government agencies, and neutral and service organizations.

Our program has graduated more than 1,100 professionals in ELR since its inception in 1977.

The Employment and Labor Relations degree is designed to instill students with skills to analyze performance and make insights into optimizing employee productivity. IUP's ELR program trains you to be adept in negotiating and creating guidelines that enforce compliance of various contracts, such as collective bargaining agreements.

KNOW THE LATEST TOOLS, TECHNIQUES, AND STANDARDS

Our program brings you up-to-date on all the latest tools, techniques, and standards in this field. You'll graduate with knowledge and resources that will help you manage the ever-changing environment of employment and labor relations.

A graduate of this program is able to manage grievances, diffuse conflicts and disagreements in a positive manner, and create a framework and environment to foster positive working relationships between groups.

This program provides a comprehensive education that makes our graduates active participants in organizational strategic planning as well as skilled problem solvers in today's dynamic business environments.

WHY THE ELR PROGRAM AT IUP?

-Our program strikes a perfect balance between theory, history, law, and the practical application of employment and labor relations and human resources.
-You can select from an array of electives to customize your study and meet your career goals.
-Our program provides you with hands-on practical experience in employment and labor relations and human resources. In addition to traditional coursework, you can take advantage of workshops, internships, conferences, leadership retreats, and other student activities to broaden your preparation for the field.
-Students can earn two master's degrees by completing 54 credits in two graduate programs such as Employment and Labor Relations and Health Services Administration. Other dual programs of study include Sports Management, MBA, Criminology, Public Affairs, Safety, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Sociology, Adult and Community Education, History, and Nursing Administration.

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