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Human Capital Development - Master's and Doctorate

Availability: Gulf Park and Online Options

Why you should choose Human Capital Development

The mission of the Human Capital Development programs is to prepare graduates to improve performance in organizations through the talents of people. The programs are respected internationally as a leading innovator in HCD as evidenced by the quality of graduates and faculty research.

Course Descriptions

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2delivery options: executive format and online
100%online master's option
8weeks maximum course length

What Will I Learn?

  • Change Leadership
  • Human Capital Analytics
  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Improvement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workforce Development

Applicants must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution approved by a recognized accrediting agency.
  • Be eligible to re-enter in good standing the last college or university attended.
  • Present evidence, by official transcript, of a grade point average of at least 2.75 (figured on an A equals 4.0 scale) for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • Have at least three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Submit proof of immunization.
  • Achieve a TOEFL score of 575 or more if native language is not English.

Faculty scholars bring practical real-world experience to the classroom.

The Human Capital Development programs provide a think-tank environment where students interact with faculty who are experts in the discipline. The curriculum is research-based and practitioner-focused, which increases student's knowledge and sparks creativity.


Contact Us

School of Leadership

730 East Beach Blvd
North Academic Building
Room 201
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

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  • Chief Human Capital Officer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Training Specialist or Coordinator
  • Director of Organizational Learning
  • Workforce Development Manager
  • Dr. Gary Burras, Class of 2014, 
    Corporate Director of Human Resources, Majestic Star Casinos, LLC; Adjunct Faculty for USM, MGCCC
  • Dr. Angie Walker, Class of 2017, 
    US Navy Captain, Retired
  • Dr. Richard Jeffries, Class of 2011,
    Senior advisor and executive coach for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Community Programs
  • Dr. Catherine Cole, Class of 2018,
    Training Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture