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

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

Alumni Profile

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"The MSHROD program has opened many, many doors for me. There are faculty members that I still communicate with, prior classmates that are a part of my network, and the Graduate Assistantship (that I held) was a launching platform into my current career path. My MSHROD letters alone are a confidence builder, a conversation starter, and the catalyst for boundless opportunities."

Latisha Cunningham, PHR, SHRM-CP
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Officer

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