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Human Resource Development


The Master of Human Resource Development degree is designed for in-career professionals working in business, industry, government and non-profit organizations. In addition, there is an intercollegiate athletic leadership option for those who wish to advance their standing within the IAL profession. Taught by both practitioners and academicians, this unique program provides working professionals with an opportunity to earn an advanced degree from a highly respected institution that is at the forefront of the profession.

Clemson University students now have the opportunity to make a positive impact on students and youth at all levels of educational athletic programs. The University has approved the addition of a concentration in intercollegiate athletic leadership to the online MHRD degree program.

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The MHRD program consists of 36 semester credit hours of course work.

  • Students are admitted in the fall semester and are expected to complete the program in two years.
  • All courses are delivered online.
  • Admitted students must register for two courses each semester.

South Carolina is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Clemson University (CU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.


For more information about this online program, please visit the Master of Human Resource Development program webpage, or contact Dr. Cynthia Sims, MHRD Program Coordinator,, or Alison Search, Student Services Coordinator,

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*Price may not be reflective of current cost. Please check the Graduate School website for the most accurate tuition rates.

Program Contacts

Dr. Cynthia Sims, MHRD Program Coordinator,

Alison Search, Student Services Coordinator,