Graduate Program (MS)

Human Resource Development

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Xavier University is no longer accepting applications for the Master of Science in Human Resource Development Program. Please visit https://www.xavier.edu/graduate-admission/ to browse other face-to-face and online graduate majors at Xavier.

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Curriculum

First Year

Term Credit Hours Courses
Fall 7 credits
  • Intro to Adult & Org'l Learning & Behavior (4 credits)
  • Org'l Effectiveness & Change (3 credits)
Spring 7 credits
  • Applied Adult & Org'l Learning & Behavior (2 credits)
  • Career Development in HRD (2 credits)
  • Needs Assessment & Evaluation in HRD (3 credits)
Summer 3 Credits
  •  Designing HRD Program Summer (3 credits) 

Second Year

Term Credit Hours Courses
Fall 6 Credits
  • Technology in HRD (2 credits)
  • Applied HRD Research, Part 1 (1 credit) 
  • Facilitating Learning in HRD (3 credits)
Spring 7 Credits
  • Applied HRD Research, Part 2 (2 credits) 
  • Trends and Issues in HRD (2 credits)
  • Strategic Leadership & Ethics in HRD (3 credits) 
May  
  • Graduation!

Sample Courses

Organizational Effectiveness & Change (HRDE 651): - Presents theoretical and practical perspectives of organization development and consulting. Introduces ethical issues and basic processes of influencing and supporting organizational change initiatives.

Career Development in HRD (HRDE 653): - Analyzes and evaluates career management as a sub-system in organizations. Provides opportunity for individual career exploration and introduces key organizational career management processes.

Facilitating Learning in HRD (HRDE 672): - Develops skills in creating collaborative learning environments, presenting information, directing structured learning experiences, and managing group discussions and processes so that the intended purpose is achieved.

Strategic Leadership & Ethics in HRD (HRDE 675): - Examines the role of strategic and ethical leadership to promote human resource development in support of organizational goals. Explores HRD management processes and integration with other organizational systems.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, per credit hour Cost
MS, Executive HRD Program $645
Student Fee, per semester
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking full-time $8
Graduate Student Association Fee, degree seeking part-time $4

The amounts listed are for the 2019-20 school year, and include classes from Summer 2019 though Spring 2020. These amounts are updated to the most recent amounts available. For the full listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs.

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THE EXECUTIVE HRD PROGRAM

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YOUR NETWORK

Work closely with the same, cohort group of students who are your colleagues in the field.

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GRADUATING SOON

Attend classes one weekend a month for 21 months. Classes are scheduled for: Friday night (6:30 -10:00 p.m.) Saturday (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Sunday (8:00 a.m. - Noon).

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Learn in a collaborative, experientially based environment based on adult learning principles from well-respected faculty.

HRD at Xavier

The Executive HRD Design

Xavier's executive human resource development program is designed to develop ethical, competent professional leaders who can perform effectively in critical HRD roles, such as administrator of HRD programs, training manager or director, instructor, facilitator, trainer, management development specialist, organization change agent, program designer, or individual career development advisor.

The program is designed for the busy professional in mind. Classes are held in a convenient campus location with a peer group unmatched by other institutions. Meals and breaks during class times are provided to ensure optimal time considerations. Exceptional faculty lead the program for a high level of engagement.

Top 10 Typical HRD Practices

  • Executive and supervisory / management development
  • Professional skills training
  • Technical/Job instruction and coaching
  • Sales and marketing training
  • Customer service training
  • New employee orientation
  • Health and safety training
  • Organizational development consultation
  • Group facilitation
  • Classroom, e-learning, and blending learning