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The human resources department serves as the roots and anchor of successful businesses and organizations. As a human resource advocate of the people, you need the expertise to create a work environment in which people will be motivated to contribute to the organizations’ growth and success.

That’s why Webster University’s Master of Arts in Human Resources Development focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to work with people in various employment settings. Courses draw upon the social and behavioral sciences and management theory to help you understand the human relations issues confronting both individuals and organizations.

The program combines organizational development, training and development, management, and career management studies to investigate all aspects of human resources utilization and development. Coursework focuses on maximizing the importance of human intervention to change complex organizational systems.

In light of today's heightened need for advanced training and education, Webster University also offers the human resources development master's degree online, providing students with flexibility to meet their busy schedules. The master's program is available to graduate students in a traditional classroom environment at more than 40 U.S. locations in major cities and military bases, as an online program and as a hybrid degree program where students attend class online and in the classroom according to location preferences and schedule needs.

ACBSP Accreditation for The Walker School of Business & Technology

The Walker School of Business & Technology is proud to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the MA in Human Resources Development. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world.

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Why Webster for Human Resources Development?

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  • Holistic degree taught so students can consistently develop new competencies in their human resources development model.
  • Faculty who practice in the field, allowing you to take what you learn in class and apply it at work.
  • Prepares students for doctorates in adult development, organizational development, and organizational behavior.

Job Outlook

92% of Webster students who completed a degree in Human Resources Development in 2017 found full-time employment post graduation. The industry is also projected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Education with Greater Options

Choose Your Path

At Webster, there are many learning paths to meet your career goals.  With two human resources programs and dual degree options, find the right program for you!

Julie Palmer
The Webster Difference

“Our graduate program really gets people to think more critically about how to be a person-change agent in an organization.”

Julie Palmer
Julie Palmer

Professor of Management, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology

At Webster, your education is flexible and portable.

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Five terms in an academic year make it easy to tailor your education to your life. Courses are offered in both semester and 8- or 9-week periods, and can consist of multiple modalities with our assortment of in person, hybrid, and online course options. Webster also offers a variety of degree, certificate, and non-degree programs.

Portable

For 40 years Webster has been building a network of campuses to serve local communities, now serving more than 10,000 students across 50 residential, metro, military, and international locations. Our students can start their degree at one location and finish it at another, or seamlessly work on their degree while studying abroad.

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