MS in Human Resource Development Overview In today's increasingly complex world, business and organizational leaders must be innovative, adaptive, and global in both thought and action. Drexel's accredited online Master's in Human Resource Development focuses on improving learning and performance at the individual, group, and organizational level with a rigorous combination of cutting-edge theory and current workplace practice. The online MS in Human Resource Development is uniquely positioned at the intersection of business and education. Participants gain access to Drexel's distinctive blend of theory, practice, and problem-based action learning. Students are exposed to the best of today's thought leadership and are able to utilize the tools and frameworks needed to drive learning, performance, and change in their own organizations.ConcentrationsStrategic Human Resources - Students learn the essentials of organizational leadership, learning and strategy creation in terms of designing and aligning HRD practices within the broader context of strategic human resources management.Evaluation and Return on Interest - Students develop critical competencies for evaluating the quality, value and impact of HRD programs, intervention, and solutions. Focus is on evaluation models, frameworks and processes, survey construction, and other data collection methods that measure HRD's impact and ROI.Instructional Design and E-Learning - Students learn instructional design and development fundamentals via a wide range of e-learning technologies associated with training and learning delivery.Project Management - Students develop project management capabilities for application in a variety of fields. Coursework is aligned with the internationally-recognized Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge (PMBOK.)Capstone Portfolio and Co-OpThe program requires a culminating two-term Capstone Portfolio Co-op that provides students with an opportunity to either complete a final research project or a traditional co-op work experience. Co-op options include:A defined capstone research project sponsored by a partnering organizationAn independent research project designed by the student. A Capstone/Co-op instructor will be chosen as the project advisor.A traditional co-op consisting of a part-time appointment within an organizational setting (20-25 hours per week, in person or telecommuting online) for at least 10 weeks. This option cannot occur within your current place of employment and is generally geared for those who are not yet employed or are planning on changing careers. Curriculum Core Requirements EHRD 500 Foundations of Human Resources Development3.0 EHRD 600 Organizational Consulting3.0 EHRD 601 Leading and Evaluating Change3.0 EHRD 602 Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning3.0 EHRD 604 Development of Human Resources3.0 EHRD 606 Human and Organizational Performance3.0 EHRD 607 Global Human Resource Development3.0 EHRD 609 Training and Development3.0 EDHE 660 Principles of Adult Education3.0 EDUC 804 Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0Capstone Requirements EHRD 715 Capstone Co-op with Portfolio I1.5 EHRD 716 Capstone Co-op with Portfolio II4.5Concentration Options Students must select one concentration and complete all 9.0 credits of the required courses.9.0Strategic Human Resources Concentration Courses: EHRD 605 Organizational Learning & Strategy EHRD 610 Strategic Competencies for HRD Leaders ORGB 631 Leading Effective Organizations Evaluation & Return on Investment (ROI) Concentration Courses: EDHE 682 The Evaluation Process EDHE 684 Evaluation and Assessment in Practice EHRD 608 Evaluating the Value & Impact of Human Resource Development Interventions Instructional Design & E-Learning Concentration Courses: EDLT 550 Introduction to Instructional Design ELL 501 The Purpose and Business of E-Learning ELL 502 E-Learning Technologies Project Management Concentration Courses: PROJ 501 Introduction to Project Management PROJ 502 Project Planning & Scheduling PROJ 603 Project Leadership & Teamwork Total Credits45.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)Required DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationResumePersonal EssayAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $843 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1123 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a MS in Human Resource Development Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? 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