MS in Technology - Human Resource Development (HRD) Focus
(33 credit hours)
In earning the MS in Technology with a focus on Human Resource Development (HRD), you will complete three required core courses designed to help you understand quantitative and qualitative data-driven decision-making in industry and technology and to develop relevant skills. You will complete an additional 24 credit hours to finish the degree.
Housed in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC), the HRD focus offers these graduate courses in online, hybrid, or face-to-face formats.
- OLS 50100: Leadership Ethics
- OLS 51500: Foundations in Human Resource Development*
- OLS 56300: Sustainable Practices in Business & Industry in the European Union
- OLS 57100: Advanced Project Management in Technology
- OLS 57400: Managerial Training and Development*
- OLS 58000: Interpersonal Skills for Leaders
- OLS 58200: Leadership and Organizational Change*
- OLS 58300: Coaching and Mentoring in Organizations
- OLS 59800: Directed Project
You may elect to earn the HRD Certificate while earning the MS in Technology with a focus in HRD. If you do so, the relevant courses (marked with an * above) will count toward both the Certificate and the MS in Technology degree.
For more information about the HRD Graduate Certificate, visit this page.
Sudents completing the MS Technology with a focus in Human Resource Development may work as:
- Managers and supervisors of workplace learning/training/HRD functions
- Government employees involved in workforce/career related areas
- Non-profit HR/HRD training professionals
- Consulting firm employees
- Training professionals/specialists
- Managers and executives interested in expanding knowledge regarding employee development
Plan of Study
Your plan of study can be customized to your interests and goals. Each Master's degree plan of study consists of a primary area and a related area.
Required Primary Core MS in Technology Courses (9 credit hours)
TECH 50700 Measurement and Evaluation in Industry and Technology
TECH 50801 Quality and Productivity in Industry and Technology
OLS 57100 Advanced Project Management in Technology
Related Area of Study (24 credit hours)
At least six of the remaining 24 required credit hours must come from the Human Resource Development focus area list of courses. If you are also earning the HRD Certificate, its required courses and the Directed Project will count towards the MS in Technology requirements. You may select the remaining credit hours from the Technology Leadership and Communication Department or from other departments with the approval of your graduate advisor.
The MS in Technology has two options: Directed Project or Courses-Only.
|Courses Only Option||Directed Project + Courses Option|
For more information about the Directed Project, see the Appendix A of the graduate program handbook.
For MS in Technology admissions information, visit this page.
For HRD Certificate admissions information, see the bottom of this page. Note that you will apply for this Certificate separately from applying for admission to the MS in Technology. However, the second admission fee can be waived with permission from the Director of TLC graduate programs, Dr. Marj Rush Hovde at firstname.lastname@example.org.