The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the School of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Program Highlight: Adult Education

Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE)
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Denotes online option available


“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Master's in Educational Human Resource Development,

Emphasis in Human Resource Development

Learn about our Master of Science in Educational Human Resource Development Program


Webinar Series

  • November 13, 2023: 5:00-6:00 PM

Program Overview

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the process of improving learning and performance in individual, group, and organizational contexts through domains of expertise such as lifelong learning, career development, training and development, and organizational development.

Program Highlights

  • Students in our program have opportunities for international travel, professional presentations and writing for publication.
  • Our 37-hour program can be completed entirely online, or in the traditional face-to-face format.
  • A final exam is not required for this program, however, students must compile a professional portfolio documenting degree progress, which is submitted in the last semester of coursework.

Recent graduates have gone on to a variety of careers, such as:

  • Corporate and government trainers
  • Directors
  • Faculty members
  • Administrators in primary, secondary and higher education
  • Curriculum designers
  • Consultants


Admissions Deadlines:

  • Spring – September 1
  • Fall – February 1

To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the EAHR department and Texas A&M University.

How to apply

Program Details

Degree: Master’s in Educational Human Resource Development
Emphasis: Human Resource Development
Degrees Offered: Master of Science
Credit Hours: 37 hours

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Tuition and Fees

For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our cost and tuition rates webpage ( This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the M.S. in Educational Human Resource Development available online?


This program can completed online or through the traditional face-to-face program. Applicants will need to indicate their preference in pursuing this degree when they apply to the program.

How soon can I apply?

The M.S. program accepts applications for both Spring and Fall.

  • The Spring application is available April 1-August 15.
  • The Fall application is available August 1-December 1.

Learn more about master’s admissions

How do I apply?

Completed Application

  • A completed Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application.
  • The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport.
  • Application fee: A non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060.
  • Official transcripts and records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.

Note: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. Learn more about submitting official transcripts.

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Where can I find information about the cost of attendance?

Check out the cost of attendance estimator.

Please note, you must update the program hours.

What should I include in my Statement of Purpose?

Admissions committee members look for the right fit between what the applicant wants from a graduate program, and what we offer.

In the personal statement, applicants are encouraged to clearly state and connect their background or current work, as well as their future career plans to the degree they are seeking.

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