Human Capital Development Ph.D.

The Human Capital Development doctoral program focuses on human capital development through the transfer of research to practice. By developing critical research competencies, professionals are positioned to ask the right questions and help organization leaders make critical decisions about human capital investments. By applying research in the workplace, professionals improve their capacity for driving an organization's human capital strategy. The program draws on real-world experience and encourages professionals to engage in research meaningful to their organization.

The flexible program delivery combines 3-to-5 day, face-to-face courses with Web-based instruction. Faculty and industry experts facilitate a think-tank learning environment where creativity flourishes and students engage with the best minds in human capital and economic development.

What can I do with a degree in Human Capital Development?
A PhD in HCD is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and ability needed to drive organizational change in a rapidly changing, global workplace. Our program combines research and practice, allowing students to grow as scholars and organizational leaders.

Students in the program come from diverse industries and backgrounds including higher education; healthcare; non-profit; tourism and hospitality; manufacturing; military service; and business. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to lead in public or private sector management and administration, military service, higher education and research.

Job titles for graduates include:

  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Chief Human Capital Officer
  • Training Specialist
  • Director of Organizational Learning
  • Workforce Development Manager
  • Training Coordinator
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Human Capital Manager
  • Human Resource Development Specialist
  • Instructional Designer

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