Human Resource Development (M.S.)
Indiana State University offers the online master's degree in human resource development to provide students with exceptional opportunities for careers in higher education, industry, government, and other agencies. Coursework is designed to enable students to complete their degrees while maintaining full-time employment or other responsibilities
- The master of science is a 33- to 36-credit-hour program depending on whether Human Resource Development 605 must be taken.
- The program includes a flexible core curriculum with a directed specialization option.
- This program can be completed in 1½ years. Students also have the option of part-time study; however, students are required to complete the program within seven years.
- This program can be completed on the Indiana State University campus or via online learning.
- Completion of an occupational internship is required. Students can maintain current employment, but the internship requires affiliation with industry or an appropriate organization.
- All courses are offered on-line. On-campus visits are not required.
- The online Human Resource Development M.S. Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
Students not only obtain practical and applied work experience by completing an occupational internship, but they may also choose a specialization to reflect their current area of employment, work experience, or particular area of interest. Electives for specialization requirements can be fulfilled by a combination of coursework earned through online learning and the student's local college or university.
Graduates of this program are qualified to be specialists who will have the expertise to:
- Analyze, design, and implement effective human resource development programs to increase functional capabilities in international and multicultural environments.
- Provide leadership and guidance regarding the concepts and practices of human resource development and its effect on organizational leadership, culture, and growth in both the public and private sector.
- Provide expertise in establishing the foundations for and the evaluation of the many facets of HRD training programs.
In addition, the Human Resource Development Program is an affiliate of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).
Financial Aid & Assistance
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.