Admissions Requirements for MSHD :: Graduate Degree Programs
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Admissions Requirements

Educational Background

A completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited and/or recognized university provided that the applicant’s field of specialization is relevant to a Master of Science in Human Resources Development Degree. Official transcripts of all college work at previous institutions must be provided.

Work Experience

Personal Data Sheet/Curriculum Vita: The Personal Data Sheet should include relevant biographical information and professional/educational experience.

English Language

TOEFL or IELTS are required for admissions. Minimum acceptable score for TOEFL is 550 on the paper based or 213 on the computer based. The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in the writing section.

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose (usually around 500 words) in which the applicant summarizes his/her professional goals, including professional objectives, research interests, his/her motivation for graduate work and other significant information.

Letters of Reference

Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation, which attest to their professional competence, academic preparation, and potential for graduate work. The two letters should clearly reflect professional success and foresee academic success at the graduate level. Ideally, one letter should be from a college or university professor who can discuss the Applicant’s academic abilities and one should be from an administrator or colleague who can authoritatively describe the applicant’s professional experience and potential.

Personal Interview

Each candidate who otherwise meets the selection criteria will be personally interviewed by a committee of program administrators and faculty. The interview will provide an opportunity to see the candidate in a setting of personal interaction and thus can help to determine whether or not the candidate has the right skill set for the program.