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 617Evidence Based Research in HROD3
ELFH 616HROD Integrative Capstone OR3-6
ELFH 699Thesis (requires 36 hours total)
ELFH 605Leadership in HROD3
ELFH 614Program and Organization Evaluation3
ELFH 661Adult and Organizational Learning3
ELFH 662Organizational Analysis3
Concentration:Health Professions Education (12 hours)
ELFH 671Performance Improvement3
ELFH 672Instructional Design and Development3
ELFH 673E-Learning Design and Development3
ELFH 675Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education3
Elective (3 hours)
ELFH 684Organizational Change and Consulting3
ELFH 612Talent Acquisition and Management3
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 617Evidence Based Research in HROD3
ELFH 616HROD Integrative Capstone OR3-6
ELFH 699Thesis (requires 36 hours total)
ELFH 605Leadership in HROD3
ELFH 614Program and Organization Evaluation3
ELFH 661Adult and Organizational Learning3
ELFH 662Organizational Analysis3
Concentration(15 hours)
ELFH 611Strategic Human Resources3
ELFH 612Talent Acquisition and Management3
ELFH 631Performance Management and Rewards3
ELFH 664Organizational Change and Consulting3
ELFH 671Performance Improvement3
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 617Evidence Based Research in HROD3
ELFH 616HROD Integrative Capstone OR3-6
ELFH 699Thesis (requires 36 hours total)
ELFH 605Leadership in HROD3
ELFH 614Program and Organization Evaluation3
ELFH 661Adult and Organizational Learning3
ELFH 662Organizational Analysis3
Concentration (12 hours)
ELFH 611Strategic Human Resources3
ELFH 664Organizational Change and Consulting3
ELFH 671Performance Improvement3
ELFH 672Instructional Design and Development3
Elective (3 hours)
ELFH 641Graduate Seminar3
ELFH 663Methods of Facilitation3
ELFH 673E-Learning Design and Development3
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 617Evidence Based Research in HROD3
ELFH 616HROD Integrative Capstone OR3-6
ELFH 699Thesis (requires 36 hours total)
ELFH 605Leadership in HROD3
ELFH 614Program and Organization Evaluation3
ELFH 661Adult and Organizational Learning3
ELFH 662Organizational Analysis3
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 Development3
ECPY 507*Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development* OR3
ECPY 607*Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development* OR3
ECPY 540*Introduction to the Exceptional Child* OR3
ECPY 545*Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom*3
ELFH 641Seminar in Workforce Development3
Elective (3 hours)
ELFH 607Principles of Educational Leadership for Higher Education3
ELFH 673E-Learning Design and Development3
ELFH 684Educational Resource Management in Post-secondary Education3
ELFH 686The Two-Year College3
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.

Faculty

Meera Alagaraja

Associate Professor

Mathew Bergman

Assistant Professor

Lee Bewley

Associate Professor

Jessica Buckley

Clinical Assistant Professor

Roger Buskill

Instructor

Bradley Carpenter

Assistant Professor

Namok Choi

Professor

Denise Cumberland

Assistant Professor

Casey George-Jackson

Assistant Professor

Jacob Gross

Assistant Professor

W. Blake Haselton
Associate Professor

Superintendent in Residence

Ray Haynes

Clinical Associate Professor

Ann Herd

Assistant Professor

Amy Hirschy

Assistant Professor

Jason Immekus

Associate Professor

Kyle Ingle

Associate Professor

Carlos McCray

Associate Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Terri Rowland

Clinical Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Sun

Professor