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Master of Science in Human Resource Development

The Master’s in Human Resource Development educates professionals who focus on improving learning and performance in organizations level through several areas of practice:

  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Training and Development
  • Adult and Organizational Learning
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance improvement 
  • Talent Management
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation

The program offers a unique combination of courses emphasizing business, education, and psychology. Participants are immersed in Drexel's distinctive blend of theory, practice, and problem-based action learning. Students are exposed to the best of today's thought leadership.  The focus of the program is applying tools and frameworks to drive learning, performance, and change in their own organizations.

Three optional concentrations are offered:

  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Instructional Systems Design & E-Learning
  • Evaluation & Return On Investment (ROI)

The program also offers a customizable option, allowing students to create their own area of emphasis.

Students learn through an "executive" format, which combines in-class learning and online learning, with in-person classroom sessions held one Friday (6pm-9pm)/Saturday (8am-4pm) per month. Students enroll in the MSHRD as a cohort at the Drexel University Sacramento, taking courses together (10 core and three concentration courses) allowing for interaction and networking among peers and local leaders.

Drexel University's Human Resource Development graduate programs are recognized as a member of The Academy of Human Resource Development: Program Excellence Network that includes 30 of the best HRD programs in the nation. Drexel University is ranked in the current U.S World News & Report's list of the nation's leading higher education institutions, and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the country's most recognized accreditations in higher education.