Mission Statement: The Master of Arts with a major in human resource development, which requires 39 semester hours, prepares individuals to work in business, industry, or government in employee assistance, training, or employee development programs. Upon completion of this degree students will have the foundation to impart knowledge, change attitudes, and increase skills.
A candidate may be required to submit a graduate portfolio to the graduate committee as part of the written comprehensive examination. The portfolio consists of selected papers demonstrating the student’s research competence, audio or video tapes demonstrating counseling competence, and the results of a written comprehensive examination demonstrating informational and theoretical mastery. Enrollment in courses with the COUN prefix (with the exception of COUN 6013 ) requires admission to the Master of Arts in human resource development program or permission of the Counseling Program Coordinator.