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Human Resource Development

Doctor of Philosophy

Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the bodies of knowledge and the applied processes used to improve workplace performance and individual learning in organizations.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Required PHD course

4 hours

HRD core concentration

4 hours

HRD concentration- select 1 from set 2

4 hours

HRD concentration- select 1 from set 3

4 hours

PhD Essential Courses

12 hours

Research Methods Required Course

4 hours

Basic Research Methodology Courses

4 - 8 hours

Please consult your faculty advisor and the College of Education Graduate Handbook for courses.  

Advanced Research Methodology Courses

4 - 12 hours

Please consult your faculty advisor and the College of Education Graduate Handbook for courses.  

Core coursework chosen in consultation with advisor

32 hours

No more than 12 hours of 595 independent study can count towards the degree

Thesis Research

4 - 20 hours

Program Cost 

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