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 (15) 

  • Online | Strategic Leadership in Talent Development Certificate
    University of Wisconsin - Stout

    Cultivating leadership competencies and self-awareness to motivate and lead others through change and uncertainty is fundamental to talent development success. Participants will learn to positively influence individuals, build organizational relationships, and prepares practitioners to manage planned and unexpected change at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

    Target Audience

    The target audience for the Strategic Leadership in Talent Development Certificate is anyone involved in training and/or talent/human resource development, with an undergraduate degree, and is interested in learning more about effective leadership techniques, building collaboration skills, and managing change to improve organizational performance.  

    Online | Strategic Leadership in Talent...
  • Online | Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) - Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate
    University of Wisconsin - Stout

    Advance your career by earning the Workforce DevelopmentSpecialist (WDS) certificate through the University of Wisconsin –Stout! Whether you are pursuing an undergraduate/graduatecertificate or registered apprenticeship, classes in the WDScertificate will help you build foundational training anddevelopment competencies, leverage technology to facilitatelearning, and manage change to improve individual, team, andorganizational performance. Online and asynchronous deliveryof courses allows greater flexibility to manage competingemployee and organizational priorities.


    “Earn as you learn” by enrolling in the Workforce DevelopmentSpecialist (WDS) certificate and Wisconsin Department of Laborregistered apprenticeship. The WDS apprenticeship requires 144hours (9 college credits) of related instruction and provides 2000hours (one year) of paid on-the-job training for apprentices toapply their newly acquired knowledge and skills to developindi...

    Online | Workforce Development Specialis...
  • Online | Organizational Development and Consulting Certificate
    University of Wisconsin - Stout

    The Organizational Development and Conculting Certificate (ODCC) is designed to enhance your consulting abilities and increase your value as a strategic partner to drive positive change within organizations. The nine-credit ODCC combines theory and practical application to develop a comprehensive understanding of organizational development principles, strategies, and essential internal/external consulting skills. Certificate participants will gain the expertise to address organizational challenges, enhance individual/team/organizational performance, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. 

    Target Audience

    The Oganizational Development and Consulting Certificate is ideal for professionals seeking to advance their careers in organizational development, change management, human resources, consulting roles, and/or individuals who are responsible for driving organizational change or improving team performance.

    Online | Organizational Development and...
  • Online | M.S. Training and Talent Development
    University of Wisconsin - Stout

    The Master of Science in Training and Talent Development (TTD) prepares professionals to successfully lead workplace learning, performance, and change at the individual, group, and organizational levels regardless of sector or industry. The custom instruction (CI) courses in the TTD program are delivered asynchronously online, allowing for greater flexibility to meet working adults' personal and professional lifestyles. The program also has an engaged Program Advisory Committee that provides valuable insight and guidance to influence the future direction of the curriculum and, ultimately, the talent development capabilities of the students who graduate from the program.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Lead the Learning Function: Serve as a strategic partner with senior leadership, develop and manage human capital, implement learning projects, and evaluate technology to enhance learning.
    2. Improve Human Performance in an Organizational Context:...

    Online | M.S. Training and Talent Develo...
  • Executive Masters in Public Administration
    Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

    Ranked #4 in the U.S. News and World Report (2021), Key is the global public sector leadership program of choice because it challenges good managers to become extraordinary leaders who build an environment for organized success.

    Established in 1975, the Key Executive Leadership Program is a graduate course of study in the skills, knowledge, and values needed by top-level public executives and offers participants the perspectives and competencies necessary for effective performance in high level executive work.  

    Executive Masters in Public Administrati...
  • Masters in Counseling
    Regis College

    Masters in Counseling

  • Masters
    Wheelock College

    Organizational Leadership

  • Masters
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Learning and Development

  • Masters
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Human Resources and Labor Relations

  • Certificate
    Alverno College

    Professional Communication

    Alverno College
  • Masters
    Marian University

    Organizational Leadership and Quality

  • Certificate
    Lesley University

    Creativity, Leadership and Social Change

  • Certificate
    Gallaudet University


  • Masters
    Carroll University

    Learning and Teaching

  • Masters
    Assumption College

    Nonprofit Leadership