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 College 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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Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Adult Education
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Technology Management
Technology Management
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“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


Human Resource Development

Learn more about our Adult Education or Human Resource Development Programs

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:00-6:00 pm CST

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:00-6:00 pm CST

To attend the session:

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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.  The GRE is required for this degree.


Admissions Deadline: December 1

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

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Program Details

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

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Ph.D.  Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is the M.Ed. in Educational Administration (PK-12 Educational Leadership) an online program?

    Yes, the M.Ed. program courses are offered 100% online. Students are required to come to campus for a required training one weekend during their second Spring semester.

  • I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?

    Please feel free to contact the Graduate Advising Office in 511 Harrington Tower. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You can e-mail us at Our mailing address is 4226 TAMU; College Station, TX 77843-4226. Office fax number: (979) 862-4347. Please make sure to include a cover sheet when faxing.

  • What are the typical program costs?

    The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Check out the cost of attendance estimator

    Please note, you must update the program hours.

  • Can you guide me through the application process?

    Completed Application: A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $65 application fee for domestic applicants and $90 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: Master’s Application Information | Doctoral Application Information 

  • How soon can I apply?

    Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible!

  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

  • Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?

    Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Student Financial Aid and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

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