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Master's in Training and Development (MA)

The master's in Training and Development program prepares tomorrow’s leaders in the growing field of workplace learning and performance. Our students develop a highly marketable skill set and are prepared to take an integral role in reshaping tomorrow’s workforce. As you interact with expert faculty and practitioners, you will develop skills linked to a wide array of career opportunities in corporate training, e-learning, instructional design, educational technology and learning development. Having the choice to earn your masters in training and development online or in the classroom offers flexibility.

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Location: Chicago, Online, Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall, Fall B, Spring, Spring B, Summer
Program Type: Master's, Flex-Track
Tara Hawkins
, Program Director

What Differentiates Us

Real-World Skills

Real-World Skills

Classes are mapped to the Association for Talent Development Competency Model. You can be sure what you learn in the classroom will transfer seamlessly into your career.

Flexible Delivery

Flexible Delivery

Flexible delivery options including online, on campus, and flipped classrooms. Roosevelt University was one of the first in the nation to offer this degree program fully online.

Expert Faculty

Expert Faculty

Our faculty brings years of relevant knowledge and skill to the classroom.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Every business needs well-trained employees and the professionals who know how to train them. Through a series of courses students will receive extensive training in workplace learning. Students will develop highly marketable skills that will prepare them to reshape tomorrow's workforce. They will apply the latest theories and models to help develop efficient individuals, teams, departments and organizations.

Sample Courses

  • Instructional Methods and Delivery
  • Adult Learning Theory and Application
  • Evaluation Research Methods
  • Organization Development
  • Human Performance Improvement
  • Learning Technologies
  • Instructional Systems Design

Outcomes

Job Titles Held By Alumni

Instructional Designer, Senior Training Professional, Academic Technology Analyst, Head of Training and Communication, Senior Program Director - Business Transformation, Associate Director of Talent and Group Learning, Talent Development Specialist, E-learning Developer, Corporate Trainer, Training Manager

Organizations Where Our Alumni Work

bbVie, ManPowerGroup, Fortune Brands, Swedish American, Advocate Health Care, American Airlines, Walgreen's, McDonald's, Accenture, U.S. Cellular, LinkedIn, Astella Pharma, Chicago Police Department, ADP, University of Chicago, Mariano's, Motorola Solutions, Accenture, Walgreen's National University of Health Sciences, Citizens Bank, Rotary International, American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Testimonials

"Our program prepares students for exciting and varied careers in training and development. Because our field is constantly changing and adapting, there is a never-ending opportunity for growth and learning. I am inspired by the success and most importantly, the satisfaction that our graduates experience in their careers."

Kathy Iverson
​Associate Professor, Training and Development, Roosevelt University

"I chose the TRDV program to align my education with my career experience, and knew Roosevelt as a well-respected educational institution. Throughout my time as a graduate student at Roosevelt I worked full time and traveled as well. I was able to complete my degree "on the road" so to speak, and the online degree opportunity presented by Roosevelt made this possible. The presentation of the material for each class, the design of the degree, and the knowledge exhibited by the professors were of the highest quality. I continue to use what I have learned in my present position and also look to possibly expand my career opportunities in the future. I highly recommend this degree for anyone interested in training or organizational development. The career guidance offered by the Roosevelt staff, even after completing the degree, is of incalculable value."

Adam Davis - ​Master of Arts in Training and Development '16