Master of Human Resource Development

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Credit Hours


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The university allows up to 6 years

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  Application Deadlines

  • Spring: December 1
  • Fall: August 1


Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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Why Choose This Degree?

Advance your career by advancing your education. Learn how to design, manage and evaluate programs by applying skills in integrated training, organizational development, career planning and career counseling. Learn how to improve individual productivity and employability, while boosting job satisfaction and organizational effectiveness.

This degree also applies to issues such as training, management ‎development, customer service, and total quality management.  It is competitive with any other online or on-campus HRD degree in the country.


Tori Whitley, Tanya Everett, Rachel Jessen and James Branham describe their experiences in the HRD program at the University of Arkansas.

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What You Should Know

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of your bachelor's degree is required for admission into the program
  • You must complete a master’s level statistics course at the U of A 
  • Master’s students must complete HRWD 5433 Capstone course after 27 hours of coursework to receive the HRDE master’s degree
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for graduation
  • Approved transfer credits cannot exceed 6 hours
  • The catalog of studies has the details on program and course requirements.

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Success Stories

  The Online Learner

Embracing Resistance to Change as an HR Tool

Change is inevitable. Business lore is full of horror stories of organizations that didn’t see change sneaking up and were gutted. Resistance to change means resisting adaptation to new circumstances after it becomes obvious change must happen. It’s ...

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Which Human Resource and Workforce Development Career is Right for You?

Most of us sit down and plan for the future. It’s a lifelong task. We try to make certain that we have the support and resources we need to meet our basic daily needs and fulfill our aspirations and ...

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