M.S. Training and Human Resource Development | University of Wisconsin - Stout

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Are you committed to maximizing human and organizational performance?
Degree Type Master of Science
Careers and Salary Annual Employment Report
Delivery On Campus or Online

    UW-Stout's polytechnic approach creates a unique combination of competencies in our graduates, including the ability to:

    • Lead the Learning Function: Serve as a strategic partner with senior leadership, develop and manage human capital, implement learning projects, and evaluate technology to enhance learning
    • Improve Human Performance in an Organizational Context: Draw on business acumen, analyze needs, propose solutions, design learning, deliver training, and measure or evaluate effectiveness
    • Facilitate Organizational Change: Facilitate strategic planning for change, build trust, influence stakeholders, leverage diversity, and help manage culture change
    • Manage Organizational Knowledge: Serve as a catalyst for knowledge sharing, understand business technology and how it enables and encourages organizational learning
    UW-Stout M.S. in Training and Human Resource Development

    The demand for training and human development managers and specialists is growing nationwide and in Wisconsin. UW-Stout's Master of Science degree in Training and Human Development qualifies you for a great starting salary in a variety of positions, including:

    • Leadership Development Specialist
    • Learning and Development Manager
    • Organizational Change Manager
    • Talent Development Manager
    • Instructional Designer
    • Technical Trainer
    • Human Resource Development Coordinator
    • Training Supervisor or Manager
    • Internal/External Consultant

    Partnerships

    UW-Stout is partnered with the Association for Talent Develpment
    Admission Requirements

    General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

    All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

    Program-Specific Admission Requirements

    Eligibility

    To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Training and Human Resource Development program, you must:

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
    • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Possess a background in training systems and organizational leadership.

    Program Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please submit the following: 

    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Professional development plan with short and long-term career goals
    Testimonials

    Engage – Influence – Transform! Completing the program has broadened my workforce development abilities. I’m engaging business leaders, partnering with individual contributors, and contributing positive leadership in organizational development programs. This program has sharpened my focus on the systems of learning and given me the skills needed today to add business value, deliver client satisfaction, and elevate learner achievement.

    David Draper
    Instructional Designer
    We Energies, Milwaukee, Wis.

    As my career has progressed, I find that the competencies learned in the master’s program at UW-Stout have provided me with a foundation of expertise that is rarely matched in the Training and Human Resource Development field. These knowledge and skills are critical in order to design, develop and deliver learning and performance interventions that impact the business. I still find myself using references from the program that I discovered over 10 years ago.

    Don Stuckert, CPLP
    Manager, Manufacturing Learning and Performance
    Thomson Reuters
    Earn While You Learn

    Graduate Assistantships

    Gain valuable professional experience while enjoying paid employment as a graduate student at UW-Stout.

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