M.A. On Campus

Human Resource Development

Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit
865 USD/credit
432 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Students in the Human Resource Development program of the Northeastern Illinois University get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes, and gain connections to internships, career fairs and educational conferences.


The Human Resource Development program of the Northeastern Illinois University provides graduates in both private and public sectors with the skills necessary to:

  • communicate and interact effectively with groups and individuals.
  • assess the nature of performance problems within organizations and recommend solutions.
  • assess the relevant characteristics of adult learners.
  • apply task and content analysis techniques.
  • design and deliver training and performance support programs, including online.
  • assess the effectiveness of training programs.
  • manage human resource development projects and programs.
  • plan, develop and implement techniques for improving organizational performance.

Career Options

The M.A. in Human Resource Development prepares students for employment in human resource areas such as:

  • instructional design
  • organizational development
  • strategic planning
  • workforce education
  • training evaluation
  • needs assessment

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles And Practices In Human Resource Development
  • Adult Teaching/Learning Process
  • Instructional Techniques And Technology 
  • Computer Utilization In Human Resource Development
  • Dynamics Of Working With Groups And Individuals
  • Designing Instruction In Human Resource Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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