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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Education Workforce Development Online

Complete Coursework: as little as 6 months Credit Hours: 18 Tuition: $481 per credit hour*

The School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development offers two programs in Workforce Development. The purpose of these programs is to provide graduate training in workforce development to economic development and workforce development professionals throughout Louisiana and the region. Both are designed to develop Workforce Development leaders able to meet the challenges of workforce globalization, talent development, changing technology, and productivity pressures. The programs are appropriate for students with any type of bachelor's degree.

The Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development, consists of 6 graduate courses (18 semester hours) and teaches basic graduate-level competencies in workforce development. All courses successfully completed will apply to the M.S. program if a student chooses.

The M.S. in Human Resource Education with a concentration in Workforce Development offers basic and advanced graduate-level competencies in workforce development. It consists of 12 graduate courses (36 semester hours)—the six courses found in the Graduate Certificate plus six additional courses.

*The LSU Board of Supervisors may modify tuition and/or fees at any time without advance notice.

Online Courses


Systematic application of social research procedures for evaluating the conceptualization, design, implementation and utility of vocational educational programs.
Theory and principles used in the analysis of performance problems in organizations; emphasis on the application of performance theory and use of tools and techniques for analyzing organizational, process and individual level performance problems.
Comprehensive introduction to the theory, principles, research and practices of instructional systems design (ISD) in human resource education (HRD) and training.
Principles of workforce education and development programs conducted by business, industry, government and educational institutions at all levels; relationships to adult education, career/technical education, human resource development, career development, general education and society.
Principles, research, and practices of facilitating learning in human resource development (HRD) including facilitation skills for traditional classroom training, as well as informal work-based learning strategies.
Examines the process of workforce planning on a macro-level to develop students' understanding of workforce planning models, the planning process, and the capability to carry out workforce planning and analysis to meet clients' needs.
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