If you value the performance, development, learning of people and organizations, we hope you will consider joining our program!
Our innovative master's programs have a common emphasis on leading performance, development, and learning through discovery and critical inquiry.
|Health Professions Education||Education, learning, leadership, and organization change for healthcare settings|
|Human Resource Leadership|
Ranked 25th in the U.S. by Eduniversal
|Strategic and tactical human resource leadership for generalists and specialists|
|Workplace Learning and Performance||Workplace learning, training, performance improvement, and instructional design|
The Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development can be completed 100 percent online.
Our Human Resource Leadership and Workplace Learning and Performance Concentrations can be completed entirely or partially online. A majority of the Health Professions Education concentration can be completed online. Students who take all courses online are not required to visit Louisville at any time during the program. All courses require a time each week when students participate in live synchronous online class sessions. Courses are offered through an online course management system called Blackboard, provided as part of UofL tuition. Our online courses allow students to do the following...
The biggest benefit of online learning is that you can earn your degree from home while raising your family, working full time, or while experiencing other life circumstances that make commuting to class difficult or impossible. At UofL, we offer online courses with the same instructors and same requirements as face-to-face courses.
For more information. UofL Online Learning website.
To request information. UofL Online Learning Request Form.
Online learning is not for everyone. Successful online students...
For more information, visit the UofL Online Learning website.
The Course Schedule Planner [PDF] outlines the semester in which courses will be offered. The program requires 11 courses--33 hours (portfolio/fieldwork option) or 36 hours (thesis option).
Our curriculum in all three concentrations is centered around five program goals:
You can learn more about the specific course requirements by visiting the concentration pages:
New students can begin courses in the fall, spring, or summer terms. The HROD Admissions Committee has five review cycles each year:
|Admission Cycle||Deadline for Submission of ALL Materials||Term for Admission|
|Cycle 1||February 1||Summer or Fall|
|Cycle 2||April 15||Summer or Fall|
|Cycle 3||August 1||Fall|
|Cycle 4||October 1||Spring|
|Cycle 5||December 1||Spring or Summer|
Please note: If you cannot complete the application prior to the final admission cycle deadline, contact the HPE Program HROD Program Representative, to determine whether space remains so that you can be considered for admission.
Admission is competitive. Meeting the GRE and GPA minimums does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The HROD Admissions Committee requires the following materials to make a decision about admission:
Applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States are also required to submit an evaluation of their transcript through either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Please note that transcript evaluations can sometimes take several weeks.
Please have transcripts sent to:
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
If transcripts are sent electronically,
please have them sent to the following e-mail: gradadm @ louisville.edu
If you have questions about applying to the program, please contact Delsie Essig, Admission Counselor, at 502-852-0953.
Associate Director for Community Relations and Recruitment
For current tuition information, please see the FAQ tab.
Once you are admitted to the program, you may request to transfer up to 6 credit hours if the HROD Program Committee approves the request. Courses can be transferred only if they cover the same content as a course in our program. After HROD approval, transfer requests are submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
Tuition amounts may change each year as determined by the UofL Board of Trustees. For current tuition rates, please visit the Bursar's Office Tuition page.
Please note: Our program at the Ft. Knox Extended Campus is offered at a rate of $16,500 ($1,500 per 3-hour course), if the program is completed in four years.
Our program concentrations have a common emphasis on leading performance, development, and learning through discovery and critical inquiry. The Health Professions Education concentration emphasizes education, learning, leadership, and organization change for healthcare settings. The Human Resource Leadership concentration focuses on strategic and tactical human resource leadership for generalists and specialists. The Workplace Learning and Performance concentration emphasizes learning, training, performance improvement, and instructional design in work settings.
Our student population is very diverse. Students range from recent college graduates to seasoned HROD professionals with years of experience. Approximately 30 percent of our students currently work in HROD-related positions, 30 percent are full-time students, and the remainder work in other full-time positions.
All courses require readings, smaller assignments, and a Hallmark Assessment. The Hallmark Assessment is the culminating large project that requires that you integrate most of the course content into one large task. Most Hallmark Assessments require that you conduct a project in a real organization. For example, rather than learning about how to conduct a needs assessment of an organizational problem, you will actually conduct a real needs assessment in an organization.
This graduate program is intense. The faculty expect that you work hard, think deeply, and apply what you've learned to real-life situations. The courses require that you think seriously and use sound ideas, in order to move beyond fads and temporary trends. You'll find that each course requires you to apply what you've learned to the HROD field. These projects can require more work than you might find in other courses, but our students report that the reward is worth the extra effort.
Full-time students need at least a year and a half to complete the degree. Most part-time students complete the program in 2-3 years; however, you can take up to six years. Students with full-time jobs cannot take more than two courses per semester.