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Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Program Details

Pittsburg State University offers the online MS in Human Resource Development. This program is designed to provide preparation for individuals involved in employee training, human resources, performance improvement, and organizational development in business and industry. The program targets a competency based application oriented learning experience. Graduates of the program are equipped with the tools, models and strategies for improving organizational performance through people and processes.

Options available for the degree include:

  • Option I: Thesis - This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.
  • Option II: Research Problem - This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.


  • A bachelors degree or higher is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission