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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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
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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

Master's in Educational Human Resource Development, emphasis in:

Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE)

Learn about our Masters of Science in Educational Human Resource Development: Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE) program


Virtual Informational Sessions

  • October 17, 2023 5:00-6:00 PM (CST)
  • November 7 5:00-6:00 PM (CST)

The information for connecting to the informational sessions is as follows:

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Program Overview

The Educational Human Resource Development (EHRD) program with an emphasis in Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE) develops education practitioners who are critically reflective, student-centered and committed to social justice.

Our programs prepare individuals to administer programs and teach adults in a variety of settings including:

  • Community centers
  • Community colleges
  • Literacy centers
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Workplace environments

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.

Admissions Deadlines

  • August 15 (Spring)
  • February 1 (Fall)

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: Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE)
Degrees Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy
Credit Hours: Online (37 hours)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program available online?


The M.S. in Educational Administration and Human Resource Development is offered 100% online.

This is an approved distance education program.

If admitted to the program, am I required to come to campus?

Because this is an online program, you are not required to come to campus.

However, if you would like to attend a course on campus, you can take a limited number of courses face-to-face. Some in-person courses offer distance learners the opportunity to attend their courses virtually in real-time.

How soon can I apply?

The M.S. program accepts applications for 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?

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