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 (19) 

  • Online | Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    American Public University System

    In business, real-world knowledge matters—and the faculty in American Public University’s (APU) master’s in business administration offer exceptional insight. They bring their experience from Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and contractors, and U.S. and corporate intelligence to provide career-relevant perspectives.

    APU’s comprehensive MBA degree prepares you for the global business community by sharpening your competencies in marketing, management, leadership, finance, legal and ethical issues, business analytics, and human resources. Our Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)-accredited program hones your ability to apply research and data to drive business strategy.

    Our online business degree encourages collaboration and hands-on exercises such as developing a business plan, monitoring a stock portfolio, and using Excel and Access to apply business and finance concepts.

    American Public University System
  • Online | Graduate NanoCert in Organizational Effectiveness
    American Public University System

    NanoCert® programs are microcredentials, delivered online, focused on upskilling to meet career or professional development goals. Academic credits earned while obtaining a NanoCert may be applied to a certificate, associate, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree. NanoCerts are designed to help you level-up or shift your career focus quickly.

    In this NanoCert, explore key concepts vital to organizational effectiveness including management, development, and crisis management.

    The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following degree: Full: MA Management (General Concentration). Partial: MA Management (Concentrations in: Human Resource Management, Organization Crisis Management, Organization Leadership, Strategic Consulting).

    American Public University System
  • Online | M.Ed., Online Teaching
    American Public University System

    Prepare for evolving trends in digital learning by earning your Master of Education in Online Teaching at American Public University (APU).

    APU's master's in teaching online program is designed for those who teach, facilitate, or lead in K-12 virtual/online or hybrid schools and who already hold K-12 teaching licensure.

    Courses in APU’s MEd in Online Teaching focus on meeting the needs of diverse learners, including those with special needs, with particular attention on personalized learning and legal and ethical issues in online learning—a feature few programs like it offer, making the program truly distinct. This online program analyzes learning strategies that impact student success. For example, the classroom management course examines management techniques specifically for online classrooms. Technology-based assignments, case studies, and problem-based learning are integrated into this master’s of teaching degree online program.

    American Public University System
  • Online | M.A., Human Resource Management
    American Public University System

    Employees are the human capital of an organization and vital drivers of its success. With a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from American Public University (APU), you will explore advanced concepts related to human resource management and its strategic importance to an organization.

    This online master’s in human resources thoroughly reviews the laws, rules, regulations, and issues impacting the global workforce and human resource management. You will engage in research and strategy development to examine employee recruitment, motivation, development, and retention. Compensation packages, benefits, and incentives are also probed.

    APU’s master’s in HR is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) core curriculum, providing one element of eligibility criteria for taking the SHRM Certified Professional exam. You will also develop an end-of-program portfolio to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.

    American Public University System
  • Master of Arts
    University of New Mexico

    The Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS) program offes a unique perspectivce on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organizational development, and instructional design and technology. The program focuses on learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels. The OILS program offers a Master of Arts (MA) dergee that gives students the opportunity to combine aspects of adult learning, organizational learning and development, learning sciences and instructional technologies including multimedia design and online learning. Choose from five different concentrations to achieve your career goals.

    MA Concentrations:

    • Learning Officer
    • Design for Online Learning
    • Organization Development and Human Resource Development
    • Instructional Design and Technology
    • eLearning
    • Adult Education and Professional Development

    Master of Arts
  • Education, Training, and Instructional Technology, Master of Arts
    Indiana University Of Pennsylvania

    The IUP master's degree in Education, Training, and Instructional Technology is a new program built on over 40 years of experience in adult education and 20 years of experience in instructional design. The ETIT program employs a theory-to-practice approach that encourages students to relate course content to their careers and specific areas of interest.

    Education, Training, and Instructional T...
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology
    Southern Nazarene University

    With the digital age expanding more than ever, many companies across a variety of disciplines are looking for experts with the skills to take their digital learning platforms to the next level. SNU's Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology prepares scholarly practitioners to serve in leadership roles within the field to improve learning and performance within whatever environment is thrown their way. This program emphasizes foundational theories and practices, instructional design and human performance processes, project management, leadership, ethics and legal implications, and the evaluation and integration of technologies.

    Southern Nazarene University
  • Master of Leadership
    Southern Nazarene University

    Let SNU equip you with the knowledge and experience needed to build and lead successful teams. SNU’s unique Master of Leadership can prepare you to reach your loftiest goals and excel as a visionary, with coursework in servant leadership, intercultural and global perspectives, conflict resolution and more. You’ll be ready to face successes and challenges as you work toward your goals along with your organization’s.

    Southern Nazarene University
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Masters
    Lewis University

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    Barry University

    Organizational Learning and Leadership

  • Masters
    Arizona State University

    Educational Leadership and Innovation