Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development

Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development

Challenge yourself to lead in a changing world

The Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development (MS HROD) from the University of Louisville prepares professionals for leadership in human resources, workplace learning and organizational change.

The learning model that allows our students to apply classroom knowledge to workplace situations in real time and incorporate work experience in their learning process sets our program apart. It provides our graduates with the extra edge they need on the job and superior marketability in their field and it is delivered completely online or face-to-face.

The MS HROD program is officially recognized as fully aligned with SHRM guidelines and standards.

SHRM alignment ensures that the MS HROD program prepares its students within SHRM’s recommended guidelines for Human Resource education at the graduate level.

Graduating MS HROD students who qualify* are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam.

*Students must be in their final semester of coursework from a SHRM aligned program (MSHROD), be in good standing for graduation, and have a minimum of 500-direct hours of hands on, real world HR experience.

If you value the performance, development and learning of people and organizations, we hope you will consider joining our program!

Focus on the knowledge you need for the job you want!

Two concentrations available online:

  • Human Resource Leadership – this concentration focuses on strategic and tactical human resource leadership for generalists and specialists – offered online or face-to-face.
  • Workplace Learning and Performance – this concentration focuses on workplace learning, training, performance improvement, and instructional design – offered online or face-to-face.

MS HROD Degree Value

  • Take courses 100% online or come to classroom in the evening
  • Apply classroom knowledge immediately in your workplace
  • Network with peers in various industries and share experiences and ideas
  • Learn from distinguished faculty with industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research
  • Enhance your expertise and skills and move up in your organization
  • Become more marketable and increase your earnings

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Complete the form to the right to request information and learn more about our online degree programs, admission requirements, financial aid, available courses and career options.

For face-to-face learning options, please contact us at 502.852.0568 or

The College of Education and Human Development at UofL was ranked in the Top 100 Best Education Schools by U.S. News and World Report.

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