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Human Capital Development - Master's and Doctorate

Availability: Gulf Park and Online Options

Why you should choose Human Capital Development

The mission of the Department of Human Capital Development is to prepare graduates to improve performance in organizations through the talents of employees. The department is respected internationally as a leading HCD program as evidenced by the quality of graduates and faculty research.

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2delivery options: executive format and online
100%online master's option
8weeks maximum course length

What Will I Learn?

  • Change Leadership
  • Human Capital Analytics
  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Improvement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workforce Development

Applicants must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution approved by a recognized accrediting agency.
  • Be eligible to re-enter in good standing the last college or university attended.
  • Present evidence, by official transcript, of a grade point average of at least 2.75 (figured on an A equals 4.0 scale) for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • Have at least three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Submit test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
  • Submit proof of immunization.
  • Achieve a TOEFL score of 575 or more if native language is not English.

Faculty scholars bring practical real-world experience to the classroom.

The Human Capital Development Department provides a think-tank environment where students interact with faculty who are experts in their industry. This interaction is both research-based and practitioner-focused, which increases student's knowledge and spark creativity.


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School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development

730 East Long Beach Boulevard
North Academic Building, room 228
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

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  • Chief Human Capital Officer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Training Specialist or Coordinator
  • Director of Organizational Learning
  • Workforce Development Manager
  • Dr. Gary Burras, Class of 2014, 
    Corporate Director of Human Resources, Majestic Star Casinos, LLC; Adjunct Faculty for USM, MGCCC
  • Dr. Angie Walker, Class of 2017, 
    US Navy Captain, Retired
  • Dr. Richard Jeffries, Class of 2011,
    Senior advisor and executive coach for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Community Programs
  • Dr. Catherine Cole, Class of 2018,
    Training Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture