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UT Tyler College of Business and Technology

Master of Science in Human Resource Development (HRD) Degree

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Master of Science in HRD Degree Plan

About the M.S. in HRD Program

Total Semester Credit Hours = 36


Human Resource Development (HRD) is a process of developing human expertise through organization development and personnel training and development so that individual improvement enhances corporate performance. Careers in this field are available in business, nonprofit, educational and governmental settings.

The HRD program provides students the opportunity to combine study and related experiences to develop, apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate knowledge of the purposes, practices, issues and problems of private for profit and public not-for-profit organizations. Students also have the opportunity to learn how to design, deliver and evaluate effective training programs. This program can be completed face-to-face or online.

General Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Apply Online.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions and
    unofficial transcripts to the CBT Graduate Advising Office.
  • Admission to the degree program is determined primarily on the basis of predictors of success in graduate study:
    • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
    • grade point average computed on the last 60 undergraduate hours and
    • satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).  In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT.
  • Submit official GMAT scores to the Office of Graduate Admissions and unofficial to the CBT Graduate Advising Office.
  • There are additional requirements for international students such as a detailed international
    transcript evaluation which determines an applicant's degree comparability to a US bachelor's degree (UT Tyler does NOT evaluate international transcripts).
  • Additionally, applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Graduate Coordinator. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" will typically mean a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree as demonstrated with a resume.

M.S. in HRD Additional Admission Requirements

Leveling Courses

There are no leveling courses for admission, and the program is flexible enough to accomodate applicant's with a bachelor's degree in any discipline.

GMAT Scores

Successful applicants have a GMAT and GPA figured as follows:
Last 60 hr GPA x 200 + GMAT score = 1000 or greater.
If a student's last 60 hour GPA = 3.25 or higher, the GMAT can be waived.

Provisional Admission

Provisionally accepted students may enroll in one semester for a maximum of nine hours
before being required to submit a GMAT score. After this semester is completed, a hold
will be placed on a student's account until GMAT scores are submitted to the Office of
Graduate Admissions.

Transfer Coursework

Subject to approval by the coordinator of graduate programs and the dean of the College of Business and Technology, students may transfer up to nine hours of graduate credit earned at an approved university.

Master's FAQ's

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