Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development
The Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development (HROD) from the University of Louisville has been redesigned to better serve the needs of those in the field of human resources and organization development. You can now choose from two distinct concentrations offered 100% online:
|Human Resource Leadership
||Strategic and tactical human resource leadership for generalists and specialists.|
|Workplace Learning and Performance||Workplace learning, training, performance improvement, and instructional design.|
The M.S. in Human Resources and Organization Development program is...
Relevant. The program has a strong emphasis on hands-on, applied projects that provide direct application to the field. Our instructors have experience as practitioners in the field and many currently work in workplace learning-related positions in Louisville and around the country.
Rigorous. Expect to work hard and complete challenging assignments. Our goal is to help you develop the skills to think unconventionally about conventional problems.
Research Based. The program is designed around research-based competencies from the American Society for Training and Development, International Society for Performance Improvement, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Faculty members have strong theoretical and conceptual backgrounds that guide both their teaching and their practical approach to the field.
All classes meet via live synchronous online class sessions at a designated time each week (in the evening). Courses are offered through the University's online course management system called Blackboard. Our online courses allow students to do the following...
- Read the course materials
- Submit papers and assignments
- View grades
- Participate in live, online class sessions using a headset and/or webcam
- Discuss case studies or course content with classmates on a discussion board
- Watch and listen to short lectures from the instructor
- Participate in case study simulations
New students can begin courses in the fall, spring or summer terms. The HROD Admissions Committee has five review cycles each year:
||Deadline for Submission of All Materials
||Term / Start
||Summer or fall
||Summer or fall
||Spring or summer
In addition to completing the application for admission and paying the non-refundable application fee, applicants must provide:
- Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
- You must have an overall GPA of 3.0. (this can be a cumulative GPA that includes undergraduate and graduate credits earned). You must also have a minimum GPA of 2.75 from the institution where you attained your undergraduate degree.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score:
- Applicants are not required to provide GRE scores if they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or a terminal degree (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.).
- Applicants must submit GRE scores if they have a GPA lower than 3.0 GPA or no terminal degree .
- GRE scores prior to August 1, 2011 must be a minimum of 800 (combined verbal and quantitative) for consideration for unconditional admission.
- GRE scores under the current exam must be a minimum of 146 (verbal) and 140 (quantitative) for consideration for unconditional admission.
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score for international students from countries where English is not the native language. Students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement.
- Two letters of recommendation. If you have studied at a college or university in the last five years, the admissions committee prefers to see at least one letter from a faculty member. Other references can include work supervisors. Personal references (e.g. family, friends) are not accepted.
- Goal statement and cover sheet. The Admissions Committee evaluates applications based on how an applicant's goals, professional experiences, and commitment to education are an appropriate fit with this program.
- Current resume
Credentials should be mailed to:
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
NOTE: Applications received at least six weeks prior to the beginning of a term will be given priority.
Conditional admission is possible. Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.
If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to view special requirements for international students.