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Program Options

The core of the MSLD program includes 24 credit hours of personal mastery, relational, and strategic leadership competencies (link to the competency dictionary).

To complete the degree, you'll select 12 additional hours in one of the following emphases:

Human Resource Management (HRM)

The HRM emphasis within the MSLD has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being fully aligned with their curriculum guidelines.  See SHRM Endorsement for details.  The HRM emphasis includes four courses, covering the Human Resource Certification Institute Body of Knowledge (http://www.hrci.org) and key HRM competencies. In particular, the HRM emphasis follows SHRM’s curriculum recommendations (http://www.shrm.org).  These guidelines - which are part of SHRM's Academic inititative - were set up by SHRM to define the HR content that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

The following are the HRM emphasis courses:

Number

Course Name

Credits

MSLD 272 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
MSLD 262 Introduction to Human Resource Development 3
MSLD 273 Total Rewards, Staffing & Performance Management 3
MSLD 275 Employee Relations, Labor Relations & Employment Law 3
  Total Credits 12

Human Resource Development (HRD)

The HRD emphasis includes four courses. Three of the courses include the content recommended by the American Society for Training and Development – ASTD (Bernthal et al., 2004).  The fourth course is an elective, and may be chosen from other emphasis areas (i.e., HRM, Higher Education) or from other MSLD or Drake University graduate electives. 

The following are the HRD emphasis courses:

Number

Course Name

Credits

MSLD 262 Introduction to Human Resource Development 3
MSLD 243 Performance Consulting 3
MSLD 263 Designing and Delivering Learning 3
MSLD 298 Elective Course

3

  Total Credits

12

Higher Education (HEd)

The Higher Education emphasis includes three courses covering the content recommended by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS, 2012). The fourth course is an elective, and may specific to Higher Education (Student Services) or be chosen from other emphasis areas (i.e., HRM, HRD) or from other MSLD or Drake University graduate electives. 

The following are the Higher Education emphasis courses:

Number

Course Name

Credits

MSLD 282 History & Philosophy of American Higher Education 3
MSLD 283 The College Student 3
MSLD 284 A Seminar in Student Personnel 3
MSLD 298 Elective Course

3

  Total Credits

12

Multidisciplinary

Students who prefer a more customized and flexible program sequence may opt for the multidisciplinary emphasis.  This emphasis includes four elective courses selected from other MSLD courses in HRM, HRD or Higher Education or approved courses from other Drake University graduate programs in business administration, public administration, communications, counseling, or education. 

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