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178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)/Professional Studies in Human Resource Development

Overview | Curriculum | Application Instructions


Applications are due:

November 1 for spring semester admission.

March 1 for summer session admission.

July 1 for fall semester admission.

Click to apply.


The master of education (M.Ed.)/professional studies program in the Human Resource Development (HRD) track is among the very top HRD programs at major research universities anywhere in the world. Faculty in the program are experienced researchers who conduct various types of research studies on HRD-related topics. The faculty also provide leadership in the field's leading professional organizations, and are active consultants working with leading public- and private-sector organizations.


This graduate-level, practitioner-based M.Ed. program focuses on training of human resources and organizational change issues and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual students.

Program Details

With the guidance of their advisers, students select 34 semester credits of work, which can include courses, internships, and independent study. Program requirements include a minimum of 25 credits in the department. A maximum of 6 credits in field-based projects, problems courses, independent study, and internships may be used in the program.

Courses at the University of Minnesota campus are offered at a variety of times, including late afternoons and evenings. Students may also enroll in courses offered during the summer and at off-campus sites.

Attending full time, including summers, students often can complete the degree requirements in one calendar year. However, many students are employed and spread their coursework over 2 to 3 years. All degree requirements must be completed within five years after starting the program.

Find tuition information on the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) website.

Program Completion

Online application and completion instructions.


For questions regarding the admissions process, admissions documents, or general information about the program contact:

Dr. Jeremy Hernandez
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Specific questions regarding course content should be directed to the program coordinator:

Dr. Louis Quast
Coordinator of Human Resource Development Graduate Programs

Revised August 14, 2015