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Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development

Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development  online degree at the University of Louisville Online

We are happy to guide you through the admission and application process for the Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development degree online at UofL.

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How To Apply

New students can begin courses in the fall, spring, or summer terms. The HROD Admissions Committee requires the following materials to make a decision about admission:

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New students can begin courses in the fall, spring, or summer terms. The HROD Admissions Committee requires the following materials to make a decision about admission:

  • Graduate School Application: Complete application for admission to the Graduate School at University of Louisville.
  • $60.00 Application Fee: check or money order made payable to the University of Louisville.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
    • Unconditional admission requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for all coursework taken.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic or professional capabilities.
    • 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.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score (for some applicants):
    • 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 if they possess a terminal degree (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., and Ph.D.).
    • Applicants must submit GRE scores if they have an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 in the last 60 hours 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.
  • Goal Statement and Cover Sheet. [PDF] 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

Submit all items directly to Graduate Admissions Office:
Graduate Admissions
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Application Deadlines

  • August 1st for fall admission.
  • December 1st for spring admission.
  • April 15th for summer admission.

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.

Credit Transfer

You may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate coursework from any regionally accredited university, pending department approval.

If you have questions about transferring credit, contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email, online@louisville.edu.


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.

For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email, online@louisville.edu.


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