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Adult Education and Human Resource Development (AHRD)

The Master of Education in Adult Education and Human Resource Development degree program (MEd AHRD) is intended to prepare individuals for specialized educational roles in organizations involved in training & development, and/or adult training institutions.  Students will be able to select courses in both or either the Adult Education or the Human Resource Development streams, within one combined program.


Some specialized areas of theory and practice within the field of human resource development include:

  • Organizational development, performance and change
  • Career development and management
  • Workplace learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Adult basic education
  • Distance Education
  • Professional and Employment development and education
  • Strategic & scenario planning
  • Diversity leadership & training
  • Crisis management
  • Succession planning
  • Organizational learning and learning organization
  • Socially conscious human resource development
  • National and International human resource development

Students may complete this degree in one of three program routes:

  • Thesis
  • Project
  • Course

MEd AHRD Program Outline 

Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website for a complete list of courses.

Application & Admission:

FGSR Online Application

There are two application deadlines for this program: February 15th for admission into the Spring/Summer or Fall terms, and October 15th for admission into the Winter term. In addition to the Faculty of Education's application requirements all applicants must also meet the admission standards of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research. Admission is ALWAYS subject to availability of space and supervision.

Applicants with 10 or more years of teaching or relevant professional experience who have also successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree may have their applications considered for the mid-career admissions option.