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Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development, emphasis in Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development (HRD), as defined by the HRD faculty at Texas A&M University, 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. Interested students have opportunities for international travel, professional presentations and writing for publication.
The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 72 credit hours with a master’s degree or 96 credit hours without a master’s degree. This degree prepares individuals for professional work settings as well as faculty positions in research universities. It also offers a variety of courses in which a student may choose to emphasize in areas essential for the knowledge and skills necessary to meet your goals.
Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development
Emphasis: Human Resource Development
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy
Credit Hours: 72 credit hours with a master’s degree, 96 credit hours without a master’s degree
Frequently Asked Questions
I AM INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM. HOW CAN I STRENGTHEN MY APPLICATION?
All prospective Ph.D. students are highly encouraged to meet with a program faculty member prior to applying to the program. This will allow the prospective student to ask questions about the program to ensure the program will meet their needs. Also, since faculty members make admission decisions, this is an opportunity for prospective students to find out what the programs are looking for in applicants.
Prospective students are encouraged to apply early, especially if they are wanting to be considered for awards, such as fellowships and assistantships.
ARE GRE SCORES REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD PROGRAM? WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM GRE SCORES REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION?
All PhD applicants must provide official GRE scores. These scores must have been taken within the past five years to be considered up to date. To be considered official, scores must be sent directly from ETS to the TAMU Graduate Admissions Office.
There is not a minimum score required for admission to the program. Faculty reviewers base admission on the overall application. This includes GPR, work experience, interview questions, writing samples, as well as GRE scores.
To be competitive for one of the fellowships, it is recommended applicants score above 300 overall.
HOW SOON CAN I APPLY?
Applications for the PhD program are accepted August 1-December 1, for the following Fall semester. It is recommended applicants submit all application materials in advance of the deadline to ensure a complete application when reviews begin.
HOW DO I APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM?
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. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website.
How to Apply: Doctoral Application Information
WHAT TYPES OF FINDING ARE AVAILABLE TO PHD STUDENTS?
Full-time PhD students are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships. These assistantships pay for nine hours of tuition, as well as a monthly stipend. These assistantships range from assisting with courses, teaching undergraduate courses, and assisting with research.
Full-time students are also eligible to be nominated (by faculty) for a fellowship. These fellowships are competitive, so prospective students are encouraged to have their admission applications submitted early. They are also encouraged to meet with faculty members in the program to discuss their interest in the program, as well as being considered for an award.
Students who are not full-time can contact the Student Financial Aid office for other funding opportunities available to graduate students.
WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY STATEMENT OF PURPOSE?
Admissions committee members look mainly for a fit between what the applicant is looking for in a program and what we offer. Applicants are encouraged to clearly state and connect their background, current work, and future plans to the degree they are seeking.