ATD Learning & Development Degree Directory

Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a top-tier, private research university based in Boston, Mass. As part of the university’s expansion, the Charlotte campus opened in October 2011 to provide high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the globe. Our 40+ graduate degree and certificate programs connect students with expert faculty and a network of mentors and peers in more than 150 countries. Programs at the Charlotte Campus are aligned with the industries of the region and include business, education, energy, nonprofit, government, finance, healthcare, and technology-related programs. Classes are offered in a unique blend of formats, flexible schedules, and frequent start dates that enable career advancement while maintaining your work, family, and other responsibilities.

Beyond our vast portfolio of programs, Northeastern’s Enterprise Talent Solutions (ETS) program is helping local employers examine their own workforce as a pipeline for reskilling and retooling talent. Our ETS team is comprised of former executives and senior leaders who are working closely with employers to solve critical business priorities by combining their human resources with our curriculum. Our signature process includes needs assessments and custom-designed solutions that blend employee professional development with experiential projects. This process also helps organizations identify and develop employees to improve organizational outcomes and address talent shortages in key areas. Content areas range from leadership, project management, analytics, and cybersecurity, to name a few. And we can deliver our programs anywhere—at partner organizations, our campus, online, or through a combination of learning formats.

Throughout the institution’s 119-year history we’ve been recognized among the top 40 colleges and universities in the US, our online MBA program is ranked #2 in the U.S. and #4 in the world, and our unparalleled Career Services has been ranked #1 or #2 for eight consecutive years.


  • Master of Education

    Our Master of Education (MEd) program provides students the opportunity to build a professional base of knowledge, to graduate with the competencies and skills necessary to advance in their careers, and to contribute to the educational needs of the 21st century.

    Students begin with core courses, where they develop a foundation of knowledge about education as an advanced field of study. This foundation lays the groundwork for students to examine education as a global-societal construct and to explore the array of educational experiences across a person’s lifespan. The core courses establish a shared understanding that each concentration expands upon in concentration-specific courses.

    Courses within this degree are delivered in a variety of formats, allowing you to maintain work and life commitments while earning your MEd.

    More Information » www.northeastern.edu/charlotte/academic_program/ma...

  • Doctor of Education

    The Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers a rich, dynamic learning experience—one that blends critical engagement with theory, practice, and research.

    Providing innovative and engaging opportunities, our EdD further cultivates the skills and knowledge necessary to effect meaningful change in your organization. As a Doctor of Education student, you will collaborate with an accomplished group of fellow practitioners, exposing you to global perspectives and strengthening your ability to think critically about today’s educational challenges.

    Students will complete most EdD coursework online with an additional required on-campus residency. Note: Completion of this program does not guarantee teacher or administrator licensure in North Carolina public schools. Candidates should contact their local school administrative offices and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction regarding specific initial and advanced licensure requirements.

    More Information » www.northeastern.edu/charlotte/academic_program/do...

  • Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication

    Across all industries and professions, strong written and oral communication skills are essential to success. Whether you are seeking to advance in a communications-related field or get ahead in your current organization, this program provides the practical knowledge and valuable perspectives you need to communicate across a variety of contexts and situations.

    From negotiation and writing to crisis management and public speaking, the MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication examines topics that are critical to effective organizational communication. Incorporating best practices, case studies, and hands-on learning opportunities, courses within this innovative master’s degree in communication address complex communication challenges—providing you with a distinct advantage in today’s competitive marketplace.

    More Information » www.northeastern.edu/charlotte/academic_program/ma...

  • Master of Science in Leadership

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  • Master of Sports Leadership

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    101 N. Tryon Street, Suite 1100
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28246
    United States
    Phone: 9802248468
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