Degrees

Graduate Degrees

The Human Resource and Workforce Development Education program leads to two graduate degrees:

Master of Education in Human Resource and Workforce Development (M.Ed.)
Doctor of Education in Human Resource and Workforce Development (Ed.D.)

The Human Resource and Workforce Development Education program prepares scholar/practitioners to be educators, managers, and consultants in academic, public, and private settings. This program focuses on human resource and workforce development (HRD) theory and best practices. The core values are excellence, intellectual freedom, integrity, service, learning, diversity and stewardship. The M.Ed. program is a 33-hour non-thesis online program. The Ed.D. program offers a Doctor of Education degree in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education. This program is designed for students who seek leadership careers in education, business, or industry settings. The Ed.D. program is a 96-hour online program with one or two courses which have multiple meetings on campus.

For more information about M.Ed. or Ed.D. degree programs in Human Resource and Workforce Development, please contact Dr. Vicki Dieffenderfer, Graduate Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor, 101 Graduate Education Building, 479-575-5239, vmdieffe@uark.edu

Undergraduate Degree

The online Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Human Resource and Workforce Development program is specifically designed for adults who want to complete a bachelor's degree that opens doors to opportunity and personal growth. HRWD curriculum prepares individuals to apply integrated training, organizational development, and career planning and counseling skills to the design, management, and evaluation of programs to improve individual productivity, employability, job satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness. Undergraduates also obtain a solid academic base to pursue a graduate degree. This major does not lead to traditional licensure for teachers in Arkansas. All students start the program as a pre-HRWD major until all requirements for the degree-level major in the Catalog of Studies are met. Specific degree requirements are detailed in the Program Overview.

For more information about the B.S.E. Degree in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education please contact Ana Ayala, Undergraduate Advisor, 116A Graduate Education Building, 479-575-4690, hrwd@uark.edu or Mandel Samuels, Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Instructor, 104 Graduate Education Building, 479-575-7694, msamuels@uark.edu