Break Through in Human Resources

Human Resource Development (MS)

Program Overview Human Resource Development (MS)

In an era where technology and innovation drive business, the human element remains irreplaceable, making the field of Human Resources (HR) more vital than ever. Our Master of Science in Human Resource Development program is designed to equip you with the strategic skills needed to unlock new levels of organizational performance and elevate employee experience. From leadership development to talent growth, this program prepares you for the complexities of the modern HR landscape, including the challenges and opportunities presented by Generative AI. Take a transformative step in your career with a graduate degree in Human Resources, and become a leader capable of driving both employee well-being and organizational success.

Building on this foundation, our program is meticulously crafted to mold you into an effective HR leader, covering critical aspects such as learning and development, talent development, organization development, leadership development, and inclusion and diversity. Each component is designed to complement and enhance the other, ensuring a comprehensive understanding and application of HR practices in today's dynamic business environment. Embark on this journey to become a holistic HR professional, equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive meaningful change and contribute positively to the global workforce.

Our program stands out. It dives into topics not usually covered in regular Human Resource Management programs. You'll get to explore:

  • The ins and outs of designing learning solutions.
  • The art of creating robust talent and career development plans.
  • Ways to boost performance on individual, team, and organization levels.
  • The know-how to lead change in organizations.
  • Tools and techniques for developing and coaching leaders.
  • Steps to promote equity, inclusion, and belongingness in the workplace.
  • Methods to check results and impact of HRD solutions.
  • How to harness data-driven insights to make evidence-based decisions.
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Barry's MS in Human Resource Development was ranked #7 in Human Resources degrees by Online Master’s Degrees.


Personalized attention and real-world application


Evening classes: Online, in-person or hybrid

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Cost: $600 per credit


Time to complete: 15 months

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    Personalized attention and real-world application

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    Evening classes: Online, in-person or hybrid

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    Cost: $600 per credit

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    Time to complete: 15 months


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    Connect with an Influential Network

    Expand your HR career with our Human Resource Development program. Connect with a vast network of professionals and Barry University business alumni. This network isn’t just a resource; it's your gateway to exceptional HR job opportunities and a platform for innovative HR management ideas. This program is ideal for those searching for HR networking opportunities and HR professional growth.

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    Expand Your Career Opportunities

    Advance your role in HR leadership with our comprehensive HR leadership curriculum. Prepare for advanced HR roles, mastering both traditional and modern HR practices, including the latest in HR technology and AI applications. Positioned at the forefront of HR career advancement and leadership training.

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    Elevate Your Career Rewards

    With a focus on advancing HR careers, our program prepares you for roles where financial rewards match your expertise and dedication. HR Managers can anticipate median annual wages of around $130,000 (BLS, 2023). This program is designed to guide you towards these rewarding HR management positions, fostering both professional growth and financial advancement.

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    Boost Your Certification Readiness

    Our program offers more than a traditional HR degree; it serves as a direct pathway to globally recognized certifications, including CPTD and SHRM-SCP. This program is your launchpad for an advanced career in HR, blending professional development with recognized certification readiness.


The Human Resource Development graduate program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that emphasizes best practices and current research. Courses are aligned with competency models put forth by leading professional organizations as the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Organization Development Network (ODN), and International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

At the core of our curriculum is the focus on learning as the vehicle to strategic long-term individual and organizational performance improvement. You’ll apply learning immediately to impact your workplace, learn with scholar-practitioner faculty through project-based learning and integrate research with real-world experiences.

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Alumni Testimonials

  • Director of Learning & Development, Atlantis, The Bahamas Athena Russel

  • Head of Organizational Learning, Community Development Institute (CDI) Jubal Raffety

  • Manager, Training and Organizational Development Commonwealth Bank Bahamas D'Adra Smith

  • Master Facilitator |Management Consultant | Professor| Venture Capital & Private Equity Investments Oscar E. Arias

  • Global, Talent Development Partner | Project Management Institute Jamiel Rivero

  • Employee Experience Specialist with the Air Force, Washington DC Daniel Brown

  • Human Resources Manager at Atlantis Bahamas Leslie Lopez

  • Webinar Producer| Technical and Strategic Advisor| Program Manager April Pagan

  • Project Coordinator at Millennial Week Byron Lee

  • Senior Talent Management Specialist at Atlantic Health System Geralda Vastey

  • Learning and Development Coordinator at Dart Enterprises Ltd. Melesia Adderley

  • Experienced Leadership and Development Professional Corina Velasquez

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Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

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Phone: 305-899-4825 Toll-free: 1-800-756-6000, ext. 4825


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Admission Requirements


A completed Application


A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution


Two References


Statement of purpose, 500-750 word requirement



Admissions Overview International Student FAQs

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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Financial Aid Affordable for You

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Cost of Attendance


  • Counseling

    • $1,125.00

    Curriculum & Instruction

    • $950.00

    Organizational Leadership

    • $850.00
  • School Psychology

    • $750.00

    Educational Leadership

    • $600.00


    • $600.00
  • Counseling

    • $800.00

    School Psychology

    • $750.00

    Human Resource Development

    • $620.00

    Educational Leadership

    • $600.00

    Leadership and Innovation

    • $600.00

    Curriculum & Instruction

    • $600.00

    Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs

    • $600.00


    • $600.00
Please inquire about military, public service, and certificate program rates

Scholarship Opportunities

If you’re looking for scholarships for graduate school to make this M.S. in Human Resource Development a little more affordable, here are several resources to look into. Getting an award for graduate studies from the Society for Human Resource Management (LINK FOR SHRM HERE) or choosing a scholarship from the vast scholarship opportunities on Fastweb, you can help yourself make your MSHRD degree a reality and take your HR leadership knowledge and skills to the next level.

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School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development Graduate Programs Accreditations

All of the Barry University School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development graduate programs are accredited by the regional accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Accreditation is a process whereby an educational institution (and/or a program within an educational institution) is assessed for educational quality based on already developed standards.

Accreditation also serves as a statement to the public that an institution and/or its programs are committed to educational quality.

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees.

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11300 NE 2nd Ave , Miami Shores, FL 33161

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