2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Human Resource Development for Higher Education and Industry M.S.

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(33 credits minimum)

The human resource development for higher education and industry graduate degree program has as its purpose the preparation of people to be effective professionals providing essential services in industry, higher education, social agencies,  and government. Competencies designed into the program focus on planning, managing, organizing, and evaluating education, training, and other human resource development activities.

Specialization in a technical area or a thesis are program options. If the specialization option is selected, 12 credits could be designed into the program which enhance a current area of concentration or add a new dimension. The thesis option provides the opportunity for in-depth research.

The program is approved for statewide delivery over the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System, and is also available through advanced communication technologies, i.e., the Internet.

Research (3 credits):

Program Options:

Option A—Specialization

  • Electives supportive of specialization 12 credits.

Option B—Thesis

  • Elective 9 credits.


Students who have deficiencies in their programs should take HRD 605 for 3 credits. This course does not count toward the major.

The program requires a minimum of 18 credit hours from the Department of Technology Management. Fifty percent of the courses must be at the 600-level. Six semester hours must be from outside the Department of Technology Management. A maximum of 8 credit hours of HRD 595 may be counted toward requirements.

Courses offered through Indiana State University’s Office of Distance Education, which includes the delivery via off-campus and the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System, count as on-campus credit.

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