Human Resource Development (MS)
Take Your Talent, Leadership, And Organization Development Skills To The Next Level
Who is this program for?
The Master of Science in Human Resource Development (MSHRD) is for those who want to acquire expertise in developing and enhancing individual and organizational learning, talent, and leadership capabilities. Human Resource Development professionals are skilled at improving workplace performance through identifying performance gaps and designing strategic evidence-based solutions to improve individual, team, and organizational performance. You will be prepared to lead in the areas of learning and development, talent development, organization development, leadership development, inclusion and diversity, and HR.
MSHRD is based on competency models put forth by leading professional organizations such as Association for Talent Development and Society for Human Resource Management. You will be exposed to unique competencies that are not developed in traditional HRM programs, including:
- creating, implementing, and managing learning programs
- facilitating and delivering training
- designing e-learning
- formulating talent and career development strategies
- managing organizational change
- promoting workplace inclusion and diversity
- managing workplace performance
- leading teams
Master of Science in Human Resource Development Online
We offer a fully online version of the program for students who prefer online learning and/or are not local. All our online courses include live interactive sessions with the instructor and peers.
- Evening classes allow flexibility for students with full-time jobs.
- You can start the program in the spring or fall semester.
- The program is run in 8-week terms over three academic semesters.
- You can complete the program in 15 months.
- You can complete the program face to face or fully online.
Our curriculum allows you to apply learning immediately to impact your workplace. Learn with scholar-practitioner faculty through project-based learning. The program's coursework integrates research with real-world experiences and has a strong skill-building focus. At the core of our curriculum is the focus on learning as the vehicle to strategic long-term individual and organizational performance improvement.
HRD 644 HRD Theory and Practice
HRD 645 Communication in HRD
HRD 646 Change and Organization Development
HRD 647 Digital Design for E-Learning
HRD 648 Team Dynamics
HRD 652 Diversity in the Workplace
HRD 653 Career Development
HRD 659 Adult Learning and Motivation
HRD 667 Presentation Principles, Methods and Techniques
HRD 669 Foundations of Organizational Consulting
EDR 601 Methodology of Research
HRD 678 Practicum in HRD
HRD 679 HRD Internship (waived for HRD professional)
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Seminars
We offer 9-week SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification programs that will prepare you for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Exams. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization. Along with your graduate degree in Human Resource Development, this professional distinction definitely sets you apart.
Your academic achievements should be recognized. Don't miss out on a scholarship opportunity. There is a variety of scholarships offered through Barry University that can help you achieve your academic goals. There is a fast and easy way to apply for a Barry University scholarship. Explore your options here www.barry.edu/scholarships.