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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.

Selected Degrees (59) 

  • e-Learning (Learning Technologies Graduate Certificate Concentration)
    George Mason University

    The e-Learning Graduate Certificate is ideal for L&D professionals seeking to gain specialized knowledge in learning or instructional design and e-learning practices using current and emerging technologies. The program's part-time online format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals anywhere. The e-Learning Graduate Certificate can also be applied to the Master of Science Learning Design and Technology.

    e-Learning (Learning Technologies Gradua...
  • Master of Science Learning Design and Technology
    George Mason University

    Create learning experiences aligned with organizational goals

    Learning design is a rapidly-growing industry that applies to all sectors of business. George Mason University's online MS Learning Design and Technology prepares students to strengthen workplace performance with learing interventions and experiences to improve people's knowledge, skills, and abilities. Program graduates can step into new roles like learning or instructional design, e-learning developer, and UX designer.

     

    Master of Science Learning Design and Te...
  • Leadership for Employee Engagement Certificate
    University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

    Penn GSE’s newest certificate offering provides you with strategic tools and frameworks to strengthen your team and your organization. Managers are facing unprecedented challenges, brought about by new work modalities, changing expectations from employees, increased levels of uncertainty, and incredible churn brought on by the “great resignation.” These changes also offer remarkable potential to redefine and reshape organizational culture. Earn a certificate in Leadership for Employee Engagement to cultivate organizational culture and enhance employee engagement. 

    Leadership for Employee Engagement Certi...
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement (WPI)
    Boise State University

    Workplace Performance Improvement (WPI) online graduate certificate

    The online Graduate Certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement (WPI) is designed for individuals who intend to develop skills in diagnosing and solving performance problems in the workplace. This program emphasizes the practical application of process models, tools, and techniques to workplace performance improvement situations. Courses include needs assessment, evaluation, survey design, interview and data analysis, data visualization, change management, organizational culture and leadership, and performance impact beyond the organization.

    Graduate Certificate in Workplace Perfor...
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe)
    Boise State University

    Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe) online graduate certificate

    The online Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe) emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to create instructional programs to improve employee productivity. The certificate in WIDe is intended for individuals who are interested in designing learning experiences  and performance-based instruction, and developing and delivering learning programs for business, government agencies, the military, and nonprofit organizations. Courses include principles of adult learning, instructional design, e-learning authoring and development, learning experience design, e-learning content and learning management systems, and storyboarding and scenario-based e-learning.

    Graduate Certificate in Workplace Instru...
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace E-Learning Design and Development (WELDD)
    Boise State University

    Workplace E-Learning Design and Development (WELDD) online graduate certificate

    The online Graduate Certificate in Workplace E-Learning Design and Development (WELDD) is designed for individuals who intend to develop skills in designing and developing e-learning content for the workplace. This WELDD certificate program focuses on how to develop e-learning products with Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Camtasia, Snagit, etc and how to implement them in learning management systems, as well as how to design e-learning content using storyboarding and scenario-based learning, game-based and gamified learning, and design thinking in the instructional design process.

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  • Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL)
    Boise State University

    Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) - Online

    The online MS in OPWL prepares students for careers in instructional design, training and development, project management, e-learning design and development, workplace performance improvement, change management, program evaluation, and performance consulting. Our online courses are well-suited for the seasoned learning and development professional seeking to move into a senior position, as well as to assist new professionals to develop foundational skills so they can break into the field. In addition to coursework, we provide you with:

    • opportunities to complete internships to gain workplace experiences
    • assistance developing your professional portfolio website

    Master of Science in Organizational Perf...
  • Masters in Business Administration
    Ashland University

    Ashland University's MBA program is designed to provide flexibility in terms of curriculum, learning style, and pace through the program. The curriculum is structured into a series of 30 credit hours, at minimum. For accelerated program options, the courses are completed over 6 sessions that span just under 12 months. The Ashland MBA Program is also available in a part-time format, and part-time students typically complete the program within two years. More than 12 specialization options are offered, with the ability for students to customize their own specialization. The Ashland University MBA program helps students develop their business acumen, ability to lead people and manage organizations effectively.

    Ashland MBA Program Options

    • 1 Year Online MBA Program
    • 1 Year International MBA Program
    • Traditional Online/In-Class MBA Program (Full Time/Part Time)
    • Hybrid MBA Program (In-...

    Ashland University
  • Masters in Business Administration: Human Resource Management
    Ashland University

    MBA: Human Resource Management

    MBA students specializing in HR can create strategic human resource plans, initiatives, and activities to meet organizational needs and significantly impact the success of an organization. We’ve researched and designed specialized coursework covering the latest HR best practices and management strategies. Everything learned in the classroom is hands on and about applying theory. Key topic areas include creating and implementing strategic human resources initiatives; evaluating the effectiveness and financial impact of human resource activities; talent recruitment, training, development, management, reward and retention strategies; effective labor relations practices; and creating healthy, safe, and compliant work environments.

    Ashland University
  • B.S. in Organizational Training and Development
    Ashland University

    Organizational Training and Development Online Degree


    This degree will give you the credential to move your career from “doing” to “teaching.” The program offers a great opportunity to study with your peers – adults with substantial work experience. Not only do you learn from the professor and curriculum, but also from the students’ real-world perspectives. And you can learn online from wherever you need to be and when it’s convenient for you.

    • You may be able to receive credit for life and work experience through PLA Portfolio. You may also be able to receive transfer credit for previous college courses.
    • You’ll save more with a special reduced tuition rate.
    • All courses are completely online.
    • You’ll have support every step of the way with professors, advisors and tutoring.
    Ashland University
  • B.S. in Organizational Leadership
    Ashland University

    Organizational Leadership Online Degree


    This degree will give you the credential to advance your career in any company or industry, or to move your career in a new direction. The program offers a great opportunity to study with your peers – adults with substantial work experience. Not only do you learn from the professor and curriculum, but also from the students’ real-world perspectives. And you can learn online from wherever you need to be and when it’s convenient for you.

    • You may be able to receive credit for life and work experience through PLA Portfolio. You may also be able to receive transfer credit for previous college courses.
    • Save more with a special reduced tuition rate.
    • All courses are completely online.
    • You’ll have support every step of the way with professors, advisors and tutoring.
    • You’ll...

    Ashland University
  • PhD
    Fielding Graduate University

    Human Development.

    The PhD in Human Development (HD) is focused on individual and transformational growth in personal, organizational, and cultural settings. The degree empowers doctoral scholar-practitioners with foundational and current research across the lifespan from multidisciplinary perspectives. The program features elective concentrations in a variety of subjects, such as Inclusive Leadership, Social Justice, Evidence Based Coaching, and others.

    Fielding Graduate University
  • PhD
    Fielding Graduate University

    Organizational Development and Change.

    The PhD in Organizational Development and Change (OD & Change) is a multidisciplinary degree for scholar-practitioners who want to expand their capacities to bring about positive change in today’s organizations and communities. The program features elective concentrations in a variety of subjects, such as Sustainability Leadership, Social Justice, Evidence Based Coaching, and others.

    Fielding Graduate University
  • EdD
    Fielding Graduate University

    Leadership for Change.

    Become a catalyst for positive change in your school, agency, or community. Fielding’s Doctor of Education (EdD) degree is designed for professionals inspired to tackle the challenges in today’s educational and human services systems. The program features elective concentrations in a variety of subjects, such as Community College Leadership, Social Justice, Dual Language, and others.

    Fielding Graduate University
  • Certificate
    Fielding Graduate University

    Evidence Based Coaching.

    Fielding’s Evidence Based Coach program is an accredited Coach Training Program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Within the past decade, the coaching profession has grown rapidly in businesses, schools, and organizations. Set yourself apart from others in the field with an Evidence Based Coaching (EBC) certificate. This multidisciplinary-based synchronous certification program can be completed in eight months through a combination of teleconferencing and face-to-face sessions.

    Fielding Graduate University
  • Masters
    Fielding Graduate University

    Organization Development and Leadership. 

    Featuring an accelerated curriculum, this one-year MA in Organization Development and Leadership (MA-OD&L) program will equip you with the leadership skills needed to address contemporary challenges and prepare you to be a transformative change agent within your organization.

    Fielding Graduate University
  • Certificate in Training and Development
    Roosevelt University

    The Certificate in Training and Development is ideal for both those who are currently working in the field who would benefit from formal education and those who plan to enter the field. The program consists of three required courses and two electives.

    Roosevelt University
  • Master's in Organization Development
    Roosevelt University

    The master's degree in organization development is focused on improving workplace performance in a 21st century global business world. With changes in globalization, information technology and managerial innovation, organizations need professionals to build systems to support and improve both people and performance in the workplace. Professionals in organization development help build adaptable organizations while advancing employee capabilities to achieve higher levels of success.

    Roosevelt University
  • Master's in Human Resource Management
    Roosevelt University

    Whether you are a current human resources professional looking to enhance your career potential, or an individual looking to change careers and become an HR professional, the Master of Science in Human Resource Management at Roosevelt University can provide you with the educational foundation needed to achieve your career goals. Our small class sizes, student-focused faculty and real-world curriculum result in a program that will prepare you to manage human talent effectively in a dynamic organizational environment.

    Roosevelt University
  • Master's in Training and Development
    Roosevelt University

    The Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD) program prepares students for career entry or advancement in this growing field. Students develop competency for a wide array of careers in corporate training, E-Learning, instructional design, learning & development consulting, talent management, and instructional technology. As the only graduate program in training mapped to the 2014 Association for Talent Development Competency Model (ASTD), which sets the standard for excellence in our field, our students develop essential job-related skills. This accelerated Master’s Degree can be completed fully online in just 12 months or longer if students prefer.

    Roosevelt University
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Compliance
    Drexel University Online

    The online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Compliance from the Kline School of Law develops and improves career-related skills in the focused area of human resources compliance. The curriculum includes both a small core of general law courses, focused training in ethics and compliance, and in-depth study of crucial issues in human resources rules and regulation.

    Program Features

    • Intended for those working in human resources and related fields who would benefit from focused legal knowledge regarding compliance, as well as those seeking a career change
    • Entirely online, with courses taught by award-winning professors from the Kline School of Law
    • ATD members receive a 10% tuition savings

    Graduate Certificate in Human Resources...
  • Master of Legal Studies - Human Resources Compliance Concentration
    Drexel University Online

    Earn a Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Human Resources Compliance from Drexel’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. The online program provides you with the expert knowledge and skills you need to deal effectively with critical legal compliance issues that HR professionals encounter every day – from employee hiring and termination to employer/employee relationship management as well as negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

    Program Features

    • Taught by world-renowned faculty from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law
    • The online format enables you to learn on your own schedule, with the option of taking classes either part-time or full-time
    • ATD members receive a 10% tuition savings

    Master of Legal Studies - Human Resource...
  • EdD in Educational Leadership and Management - Human Resource Development Concentration
    Drexel University Online

    Drexel’s EdD in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development produces 21st century leaders with the competencies and capabilities to facilitate workplace learning, performance, and change in any organizational setting, empowering you to move ahead professionally.

    Program Features

    • Recipient of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year Award for 2019, a prestigious distinction that recognizes programs demonstrating excellence, innovation, and impact
    • Prepares graduates who are capable of creating and supporting strong, sustainable education environments
    • Three formats available: Fully online, hybrid option based in Philadelphia, PA and hybrid option based in Washington, DC
    • ATD members receive a 30% tuition savings

    EdD in Educational Leadership and Manage...
  • MS in Learning Technologies
    Drexel University Online

    Drexel’s online MS in Learning Technologies focuses on key tenets of education technology and design to prepare you for careers in a variety of settings and provides a modern look at how technology and education interact with and support each other. Taught by Drexel’s renowned faculty, this degree is ideal for those interested in game-based learning, instructional design and technology leadership.

    Program Features

    • Prepares graduates for roles as future-focused, collaborative leaders able to build connected learning communities
    • Learn from faculty members who are recognized scholars and practitioners in the field
    • ATD members receive a 30% tuition savings

    MS in Learning Technologies
  • MS in Human Resource Development
    Drexel University Online

    Take your organization to the next level with Drexel’s online MS in Human Resource Development. Designed for employee-focused professionals, this degree combines psychology, business and education principles to help you become a strategic partner to your organization’s leaders and implement real change in your company. Learn to empower employees and foster an innovative spirit using current research, best practices and the latest technology.

    Program Features

    • Prepares you to facilitate learning, performance, and change across all organizational levels
    • Recognized by the Academy of Human Resource Development as a Program of Excellence
    • ATD members receive a 30% tuition savings

    MS in Human Resource Development
  • Training & Development (M.S.)
    University of St. Francis

    Before COVID, the need for professional training and development was growing across almost every profession. Today the demand and opportunities are incredible—there may truly be no better time to enter a career in training and development, talent development or e-learning. Skilled leaders are needed across corporate, healthcare, non-profit or human resource markets everywhere. You are needed to become a mentor, trainer, coach, and leader.

    Concentrations include Business Administration, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Instructional Design in Online Learning, Management of Training & Development and Self-design.

    Training & Development (M.S.)
  • Health Administration (M.S.)
    University of St. Francis

    The Master of Science in Health Administration at the University of St. Francis is designed for students who have knowledge and experience in specific areas of health care and are seeking a broader understanding of the field. The content is rigorous; the curriculum includes both the theory of management and its practical application in the health care field. Sound administrative skills—systematic, critical and open-minded investigation of literature and data for the solution of challenging problems—are essential for professionals preparing for increasingly significant health care management roles.

    This program is offered online in Joliet, Illinois and Birmingham, Alabama. Concentrations include Data Science in Health Care, Leadership in Healthcare, Management of Long-Term Care, Population Health and Quality Improvement in Health Care.

    Health Administration (M.S.)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
    University of St. Francis

    USF's Master of Business Administration (MBA) was recently redesigned to respond to the increasingly competitive, technological and global world of management. The degree's relevant and on-trend curriculum focuses on global and competitive challenges and the value chain of business, and involves analytical thinking, leadership, and decision making.

    A key component is experiential learning led by faculty that has both academic credentials and real-world experience. USF students can immediately engage in coursework that’s applicable to their workplace or a specific industry certificate or credential. USF’s classes feature adult-learning activities such as case study exercises, directed discussions and team projects and presentations.

    Concentrations include: Accounting, Data Analytics, Finance, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Management and Training & Development.

    Business Administration (MBA)
  • MS in Corporate Training and Communication
    Purdue University

    Purdue University’s online Master’s Degree in Corporate Training and Communication is designed to teach professionals charged with communicating and with leading training efforts in a variety of organizations and contexts. The degree emphasizes the uses of strategic communication, instructional design and technology in corporate training and development.

    Purdue University
  • Masters
    Lewis University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Certificate
    Arizona State University

    Nonprofit Leadership and Management

  • Bachelor's
    Concordia University (Montreal)

    B.A. Minor in Adult Education
     

  • Master's
    Concordia University (Montreal)

    Master of Arts in Educational Technology
     

  • Doctor's
    Concordia University (Montreal)

    PhD in Education, Educational Technology
     

  • Masters
    Concordia University Canada

    Educational Technology

  • Graduate Diploma
    Concordia University Canada

    Instructional Technology

  • Graduate Diploma
    Concordia University Canada

    Adult Education

  • B.S.
    Indiana University Of Pennsylvania

    HRM

  • Masters
    Indiana University Of Pennsylvania

    Adult and Community Education

  • Doctorate
    Florida International University

    Adult Education and HRD

  • Masters
    Florida International University

    HRD

  • Masters
    Florida International University

    Adult Education

  • Masters
    Carroll University

    Learning and Teaching

  • Masters
    Calumet College of St. Joseph

    Leadership in Teaching

  • Masters
    California State University, East Bay

    Educational Leadership

  • Masters
    California State University, East Bay

    Business Administration-Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Option

  • B.A.
    California State University, East Bay

    Liberal Studies- Organizational Leadership option

  • Masters
    Brigham Young University

    Educational Leadership

  • Masters
    Bowling Green - College of Business

    Organizational Development

  • Masters
    Barry University

    Organizational Learning and Leadership

  • Doctorate
    Barry University

    Leadership and Education with a Specialization in HRD

  • Masters
    Arizona State University

    Educational Leadership and Innovation

  • Masters
    Andrews University

    International Development

  • Masters
    Andrews University

    Leadership

  • Doctorate
    Andrews University

    Leadership

  • Masters
    Andrews University

    Community and International Development

  • Masters
    Anderson University

    Leadership in Educational Administration Development