MA in Human Resource Development

Northeastern Illinois University

Program Description

MA in Human Resource Development

Northeastern Illinois University

This Master’s program prepares professionals who will be responsible for the training, education, and development of employee adults in organizations involved in business, health care, human services, and government. The program has been developed especially for those wishing to move into H.R.D. field in a management or planning capacity, as well as for current practitioners desiring more formal training.

The program is designed to develop the ability to:

  1. assess the nature of performance problems;
  2. apply needs and task/content analysis techniques;
  3. assess the relevant characteristics of learners/trainees;
  4. design training, education, and instructional programs for adult learners/trainees;
  5. determine the effectiveness of training/education/instructional programs;
  6. communicate and interact effectively with groups and individuals;
  7. consult with managers to address employee and organizational development needs;
  8. manage human resource development projects and programs;
  9. work effectively across an organization in order to plan, develop and implement performance improvement.

Requirements for Admission to the Program

Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Graduate College, as follows;

  1. B.A. degree from an accredited college or university (transcript required.)
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 (students not meeting GPA can apply for faculty review.)
  3. Two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or supervisors which provide evidence of an applicant’s qualifications.

Individuals who fail to satisfy requirements under number 2 may be asked to complete undergraduate coursework in Human Resource Development or other subjects prior to admission. The courses to be taken will be determined by the program advisor and will be based on a review of the individual’s academic record and work experience.

Requirements for the Degree

Required Courses
HRD-400 H.R.D. And The Organization 3
HRD-401 The Adult Learner I 3
HRD-403 Presentation And Facilitation Strategies For H.R.D. 3
HRD-405 Needs And Task Analysis In H.R.D. 3
HRD-406 Instructional Design In H.R.D. I 3
HRD-407 Measurement And Evaluation In H.R.D. 3
HRD-408 Instructional Design In Human Resource Development II 3
HRD-411 Consulting In Human Resource Development 3
HRD-415 Seminar In H.R.D. 3
HRD-416 Practicum In H.R.D. I 3
HRD-462 Instructional Strategies In H.R.D.
or HRD-490 Multimedia: Design And Application
3
Select one of the following: 3
HRD-417 Practicum In H.R.D. II
HRD-418A Topical Seminar: Strategic Planning In Human Resource Development
HRD-418B Topical Seminar: Human Performance Technology In Human Resource Development
HRD-418E Topical Seminar In Global/Cultural Issues In Human Resource Development
HRD-418F Topical Seminar: Group Dynamics In Human Resource Development
HRD-419 Project In Human Resource Development
HRD-420 Thesis Seminar In H.R.D.
Total Hours 36

NOTE: For all students in the program, the following will be required:

  1. A total of 36 credit hours of study are required for completion of the Master's Degree program.
  2. The successful completion of the Departmental Comprehensive Examination.

Thesis Option

The thesis option is available by invitation only. The invitation will be based on a consensus agreement of the program’s faculty and the desire of the student to select the thesis option. Students doing a thesis will complete HRD-420 Thesis Seminar, for 3 credit hours.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 1, 2018
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2 years
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- Per credit hour: $356.36 Graduate; $712.71 Non-Resident Graduate
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