Human Resource Development (MHRD)

Admissions to this program (thesis, course, and project) have been suspended effective Fall 2021.

admission suspended


Please see MEd Adult Education & Human Resource Development (AHRD) for more information on our new degree program.


The Master of Human Resource Development degree program (MHRD) is intended to prepare individuals for specialized educational roles in organizations involved in training and development.

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
  • Employee development
  • Professional development
  • 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

MHRD Program Outline - Effective Fall 2019 PDF

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.

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