Master of Science

  • This rigorous graduate program is designed for professionals by professionals.
  • Benefit from small classes and flexibility: Choose on campus, online, or hybrid (part online, part on campus) classes.
  • Learn and apply theories and best practices for effective training, leadership coaching, management development and other human resource development (HRD) strategies.
  • Discounts for partners include members of the National Human Resource Association (NHRA) and the Association for Talent Development.

Program is Ideal For

  • Human resource professionals wishing to focus their careers on HRD or broaden their skill sets to include HRD
  • Career changers with a desire to enter the growing field of human resource development

Career Information

  • With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting employment in training and development to grow between 15 percent and 20 percent by 2022, qualified professionals are needed in this challenging and ever-evolving field. 
  • This degree prepares you to thrive as an administrator of HRD programs, training program director, management development facilitator, organization development consultant, career development advisor, or leadership coach.

Why Nazareth?

The Master of Science in Human Resource Development at Nazareth College is designed for busy professionals and builds on the established reputation of the School of Management in providing adult learners with a collaborative, experientially based environment in which to network and develop new skills. Strong emphasis on peer learning and assignments that apply concepts to real applications ensure that students derive practical value for themselves and their organizations. Class sizes encourage active and engaged learning, providing students ample opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills in presentations, projects, and other experiential learning activities.

What to Expect
  • Choose a mix of on-campus, online, and hybrid courses.
  • Courses offered evenings and throughout the calendar year.
  • Flexible, self-paced program. Complete the 11-course program in as little as 20 months, or choose a longer time frame.
  • Learn from professors and peers, a diverse student population representing a range of organizations and sectors of the economy.
  • Apply concepts to practical applications that create value for the professional and the organization. Learn to use interventions, change initiatives, learning needs assessment, individualized training, career planning, leadership development, and problem-solving engagement.
  • Option to include an elective course to prepare for Professional in Human Resource Certification or Senior Professional in Human Resource Certification.

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Program Director

Albert C. Cabral

Albert C. Cabral

Program Director, MGT/HRM/HRD & Associate Professor of Management in Management, School of
Smyth Hall 147G

Education: M.B.A., Syracuse University; M.S. in career & human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Al has professional management and career development experience from past roles directing internships for the College, working as a career services advisor for Rochester Works!, and serving on the board of the Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School.

Cabral has published and presented at the local and national levels on experiential learning, service learning, internships, and career decision making. He was instrumental in developing the Experiential Education Academy for the National Society for Experiential Education and remains a member of the Academy faculty. In 2010, Cabral received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award from the National Academic Advisement Association. 

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