Eastern Michigan University
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Welcome to the Masters of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development Degree Website


Employment Fields
Nationally, employment of specialists in human resources and organizational development is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Those who have completed this masters program have found satisfying careers in human resource development, labor relations, and employment.


Goals of the Program

  • identify, plan, implement, and manage change as staff professionals or managers or external consultants
  • match organizational and human resource needs and implement systems related to structure, process, and most important, the people in organizations
  • link human resource management and organizational development by implementing processes to improve organizational effectiveness


Graduates of the program have been employed in such diverse occupations as:

  • Quality Service Specialist for Bank of America
  • Assistant Personnel Director for the Department of Agriculture
  • Quality Planning Manager for Wyandotte Medical Center
  • Training and Educational Coordinator for Ford Motor Company
  • HR Planning & Development for McAuley Health Services
  • Own Consulting Businesses or are Internal Change Agents in organizations

Awards and Recognitions

LEAD2016 Award LogoTwo Eastern Michigan University graduate programs in human resources ranked among top 10 in national leadership excellence competition. EMU was the only university in the state of Michigan to receive a top 10 designation. Read the full press release here.

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 The Master in Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development Program was named one of the top online Master's in Human Resources program in 2016 by Best Colleges.com.


For more information about our program, please contact:
Dr. Fraya Wagner-Marsh

College of Business
473 Gary Owen Building
300 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197