Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Human Resource Development MS

Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development prepares students to influence and develop the human assets of an organization to positively impact organizational outcomes. HR is the function in charge of an organization's employees, which includes finding and hiring employees, helping them grow and learn in the organization, and managing the process when an employee leaves. Human Resources professionals take care of people from the time they're interested in the organization to long after they leave. Typical HR responsibilities are focused in major areas such as recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, training and learning, labor and employee relations, and organization development.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Science


  • Approximately 48 students currently enrolled.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Not required

Salary Information

Co-op:                   $13.92                     $10.00 - $22.00
MS:                         ID

Student Skills & Capabilities

The program requires students to build competencies in effective employee and talent development practices as used by world-class organizations, outcome and evidence-based training and learning, instructional design and delivery, career development, and workforce development. The curriculum combines a competency-focused program with solid scholarship, writing, and analytical skills required of today’s human resource professional.

Job Titles

Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Manager, Talent Acquisition Specialist, HR Analyst,  Training Specialist, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Payroll Supervisor, Operational Risk Officer, HR Consultant, Recruiter, Employee Relations Manager, Auditor. Recruiting Analyst, Staffing Specialist, Coordinator.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Excellus BC/BS, HR Works, The Bonadio Group, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The Pike Company, Partner MD, Catholic Family Center, Lidestri Foods, ProCredit Bank, M&T Bank,  Paychex, Burns Personnel, RIT, Coopervision, Sodaxo, St John Fisher College, Hilton.

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the career services coordinator who works with the Human Resource Development program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Lisa Monette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.7413; 585.475.2301
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603