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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resource Development Concentration, Business Administration Major, PhD

Applicants must submit an application for admission to Graduate Admissions by February 1. Additionally, applicants must submit an application, three letters of reference from persons familiar with their potential for success in doctoral work, and a statement describing personal career objectives directly to the Human Resource Development Program by March 1. New students are admitted in fall semester only.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution and present evidence of ability to do PhD work, including having maintained a graduate GPA of 3.3 or better, on a 4.0 scale. Applicants without a graduate degree in an area related to human resources may be required to complete additional course work as part of their program. If the applicant has prior work experience in human resource development, human resource management, or a related occupational area, a reference letter should be provided by the work supervisor. Recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are required of all applicants. Any person whose native language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in business administration and a concentration in human resource development is for graduate students who seek careers in higher education or as managers/administrators of human resources. The curriculum, a minimum of 60 hours, is designed to enable students to achieve professional objectives, develop needed competencies, and gain desirable experiences and understanding of human resources. Students not possessing a master’s degree before acceptance to the program may be required to complete additional course work before enrolling into any courses associated with the doctoral program. Students must be in residence full time for one year and must maintain an overall 3.0 grade point average with no more than one grade below B in the human resource development courses, research core, and business core. Students who did not complete a thesis in their master’s program must complete a pre-doctoral research project prior to beginning dissertation work. All students must pass a comprehensive examination and a final oral examination on their dissertation research. Detailed information regarding the PhD concentration program of study may be obtained from the program liaison. Course equivalencies and substitutions must be approved by the student’s doctoral committee and program liaison.

For the latest updates check the home page of the Human Resource Development Program through the College of Business Administration’s website.

Course Requirements

  Hours Credit
1 Human Resource Development Core 6
2 Human Resource Development Seminars 9
3 Research Core 12
4 Business Core 9
Dissertation 24
  Total 60

1 Human Resource Development MGT 616 , MGT 617 .
2 Students consult with doctoral advisor and committee to select 3 courses from Human Resource Development HRD 605 , HRD 608 HRD 613 .
3 Statistics STAT 531 -STAT 532  or STAT 537 -STAT 538  or equivalent; Statistics STAT 579  or Industrial/Organizational Psychology IOP 627  or equivalent; Marketing MARK 612 .
4 Marketing MARK 611 ; Management MGT 571 ; Industrial/Organizational Psychology IOP 568 .