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206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Ph.D. in OLPD: Human Resource Development (HRD) Program Curriculum


Applications are due December 1, 2017 for 2018 Fall semester start.

Fall semester start only.

Only students accepted in the December review are considered for assistantships.

Admission requirements

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Program overview

Departmental Core (16 credits)

Professional Socialization Seminar

Research Courses

Specialization (9 credits)

Courses must have adviser approval.

Additional Research Courses (9 credits)

In addition to the research/methodology courses mentioned in the department core the following are required for students in the HRD track.

Additional Coursework (14 credits minimum)

Minimum of 15 credits required. These credits can be used to meet the requirement that a minimum of 12 credits be taken outside the HRD track or for a minor. Courses not specifically listed should have adviser approval.

Thesis Credits (24 credits)

All students are required to register for 24 semester thesis credits after completing the preliminary oral exam. The 24 credits must be taken over two or more terms.

Minimum Ph.D. credits required=72 credits

Revised September 14, 2017