Strong Partnerships - Ties With State Organization  In-demand Career - Job Growth Predicted for the Next Decade

Our Program

The demand for training and human development managers and specialists is growing nationwide and in Wisconsin. UW-Stout's Master of Science degree in Training and Human Development qualifies you for a great starting salary in a variety of positions, including:

  • Leadership Development Specialist
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Organizational Change Manager
  • Talent Development Manager
  • Instructional Designer
  • Technical Trainer
  • Human Resource Development Coordinator
  • Training Supervisor or Manager
  • Internal/External Consultant

Unique Blend of Training and Human Resource Leadership

UW-Stout's polytechnic approach creates a unique combination of competencies in our graduates, including the ability to: 

  • Lead the Learning Function:  Serve as a strategic partner with senior leadership, develop and manage human capital, implement learning projects, and evaluate technology to enhance learning  

  • Improve Human Performance in an Organizational Context:  Draw on business acumen, analyze needs, propose solutions, design learning, deliver training, and measure or evaluate effectiveness 

  • Facilitate Organizational Change:  Facilitate strategic planning for change, build trust, influence stakeholders, leverage diversity, and help manage culture change 

  • Manage Organizational Knowledge:  Serve as a catalyst for knowledge sharing, understand business technology and how it enables and encourages organizational learning


  Richard Herling
  Program Director

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