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Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development

Major: HRE
Degree Awarded: MS
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/ms-hrod


Program Information

This program educates professionals who lead workplace performance, development, and learning through discovery and critical inquiry.  Students and graduates work in corporations, government agencies, health-care organizations, the military, non-profit organizations, education institutions, and community-based groups.

The program has four concentrations which emphasize various aspects of this field:

  • Health Professions Education - Education, learning, leadership, and organization change for health-care settings.
  • Human Resource Leadership - Strategic and tactical human resource leadership for generalists and specialists.
  • Workplace Learning and Performance - Learning, training, performance improvement, and instructional design in organizational settings.
  • Career and Technical Education - Performance development and learning in career and technical education through discovery and critical inquiry.


Curriculum


Concentration in Health Professions Education

Program Purpose:  To prepare professionals who lead performance, development, and learning in the health professions through discovery and critical inquiry.  Students may also apply for the Health Professions Education Certificate after completion of the 12-hour concentration in Health Professions Education.

Initial Assessment:
  • Admitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
  • GRE Completed
  • Attended mandatory program orientation
  • Program Competency Self-Assessment
  • Approved by Faculty Committee
Curriculum  
Core Courses (18-21 hours)  
ELFH 617 Evidence Based Research in HROD 3
ELFH 616 HROD Integrative Capstone OR 3-6
ELFH 699 Thesis (requires 36 hours total)  
ELFH 605 Leadership in HROD 3
ELFH 614 Program and Organization Evaluation 3
ELFH 661 Adult and Organizational Learning 3
ELFH 662 Organizational Analysis 3
Concentration: Health Professions Education (12 hours)  
ELFH 671 Performance Improvement 3
ELFH 672 Instructional Design and Development 3
ELFH 673 E-Learning Design and Development 3
ELFH 675 Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education 3
Elective (3 hours)  
ELFH 684 Organizational Change and Consulting 3
ELFH 612 Talent Acquisition and Management 3
Minimum total 33-36 hours  
 

Midpoint Assessment:  Successful progress on Hallmark Assessment Rubrics, as determined by faculty advisor

Exit Assessment:  Competency Self-Assessment/Reflection, Program Portfolio and Integration of Research, Theory, and Practice or Thesis

Degree Assessment: 
  • A minimum of 33 hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0, and no more than 2 grades of C.
  • Satisfactory completion of Program Portfolio
 
Concentration in Human Resource Leadership
 

Program Purpose:  To prepare professionals who lead people, performance, development, and learning through discovery and critical inquiry.

Initial Assessment: 
  • Admitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
  • GRE completed
  • Attended mandatory program orientation
  • Program Competency Self-Assessment
  • Approved by Faculty Committee 
Curriculum
Core Courses (18-21 hours)
ELFH 617 Evidence Based Research in HROD 3
ELFH 616 HROD Integrative Capstone OR 3-6
ELFH 699 Thesis (requires 36 hours total)  
ELFH 605 Leadership in HROD 3
ELFH 614 Program and Organization Evaluation 3
ELFH 661 Adult and Organizational Learning 3
ELFH 662 Organizational Analysis 3
Concentration (15 hours)
ELFH 611 Strategic Human Resources 3
ELFH 612 Talent Acquisition and Management 3
ELFH 631 Performance Management and Rewards 3
ELFH 664 Organizational Change and Consulting                              3
ELFH 671 Performance Improvement 3
Minimum total 33-36 hours
  

Midpoint Assessment:  Successful progress on Hallmark Assessment Rubrics, as determined by faculty advisor

Exit Assessment:  Competency Self-Assessment/Reflection, Program Portfolio and Integration of Research, Theory, and Practice or Thesis.

Degree Assessment: 
  • A minimum of 33 hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0, and no more than 2 grades of C.
  • Satisfactory completion of Program Portfolio.
 

Concentration in Workplace Learning and Performance

Program Purpose:  To prepare professionals who lead performance, development, and learning through discovery and critical inquiry.

Initial Assessment:
  • Admitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
  • GRE Completed
  • Attended mandatory program orientation
  • Program Competency Self-Assessment
  • Approved by Faculty Committee
Curriculum
Core Courses (18-21 hours)
ELFH 617 Evidence Based Research in HROD 3
ELFH 616 HROD Integrative Capstone OR 3-6
ELFH 699 Thesis (requires 36 hours total)  
ELFH 605 Leadership in HROD 3
ELFH 614 Program and Organization Evaluation 3
ELFH 661 Adult and Organizational Learning 3
ELFH 662 Organizational Analysis 3
Concentration (12 hours)
ELFH 611 Strategic Human Resources 3
ELFH 664 Organizational Change and Consulting 3
ELFH 671 Performance Improvement 3
ELFH 672 Instructional Design and Development                              3
Elective (3 hours)  
ELFH 641 Graduate Seminar 3
ELFH 663 Methods of Facilitation 3
ELFH 673 E-Learning Design and Development 3
Minimum total 33-36 hours
 

Midpoint Assessment:  Successful completion on Hallmark Assessment Rubrics, as determined by faculty advisor

Exit Assessment:  Competency Self-Assessment/Reflection, Program Portfolio and Integration of Research, Theory, and Practice or Thesis

Degree Assessment:
  • A minimum of 33 hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0, and no more than 2 grades of C.
  • Satisfactory completion of Program Portfolio.
 

Concentration in Career and Technical Education

Program Purpose:  To prepare professionals who lead performance, development, and learning in career and technical education through discovery and critical inquiry.

Initial Assessment:
  • Admitted to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
  • GRE Completed
  • Attended mandatory program orientation
  • Program Competency Self-Assessment
  • Approved by Faculty Committee
 
Curriculum
Core Courses (18-21 hours)
ELFH 617 Evidence Based Research in HROD 3
ELFH 616 HROD Integrative Capstone OR 3-6
ELFH 699 Thesis (requires 36 hours total)  
ELFH 605 Leadership in HROD 3
ELFH 614 Program and Organization Evaluation 3
ELFH 661 Adult and Organizational Learning 3
ELFH 662 Organizational Analysis 3
Concentration: Career and Technical Education (12 - 15 hours)
ELFH 510* Teaching Career and Technical Education (req for NTI only) 3
ELFH 663* Methods of Facilitation* 3
ELFH 672* Instructional Design and Development 3
ECPY 507* Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development* OR 3
ECPY 607* Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development* OR 3
ECPY 540* Introduction to the Exceptional Child* OR 3
ECPY 545* Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom* 3
ELFH 641 Seminar in Workforce Development 3
Elective (3 hours)  
ELFH 607 Principles of Educational Leadership for Higher Education 3
ELFH 673 E-Learning Design and Development 3
ELFH 684 Educational Resource Management in Post-secondary Education 3
ELFH 686 The Two-Year College 3
Minimum total 33-36 hours  
 

*Courses designed as KY CTE Teacher 64-hour rank change certification requirements; ELFH 540 is designed for New Teaching Institute (NTI) students only.

Midpoint Assessment:  Successful progress on Hallmark Assessment Rubrics, as determined by faculty advisor.

Exit Assessment:  Competency Self-Assessment/Reflection, Program Portfolio, and Integration of Research, Theory, and Practice or Thesis.

Degree Assessment: 

  • A minimum of 33 hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0, and no more than 2 grades of C.
  • Satisfactory completion of Program Portfolio.


Departmental Faculty


Meera Alagaraja, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Mathew Bergman, Ph.D.

Instructor

Denise Cumberland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ann Herd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Jason Immekus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kevin Rose, Ph.D.

Scholar-Practitioner in Residence

Michael Rowland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Health Professions Education Program Coordinator

Joint Appointment with the School of Medicine

Brad Shuck, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

James Stone, Ed.D.

Professor



Contact Information

Human Resources and Organization Development - MS

Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resource Education Department
(502)852-6475
 

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