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Master of Education in Training and Development


The Training and Development program at NC State is committed to improving human performance in organizations through graduate study. Tailored to the working adult, the M.Ed in Training and Development is the only graduate program of its type in North Carolina. The program is structured around a core body of knowledge in adult education and the principles and theories of human performance improvement. The curriculum builds advanced understandings and skills in program design and the applications of learning theory incorporating principles, research, and practice. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.

Dr. Chad Hoggan,
Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-515-6290
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
Admissions Web Page

Career prospects
(What can I do with this program of study?)

The Master of Education degree in Training and Development is designed for entering or experienced training professionals who work in internal or external training positions in business, industry, education, military, government, and non-profit institutions. Individuals completing this master’s program will have sufficient professional knowledge and skill for entry or advancement in instructional design and instructional, administrative, or evaluation positions that involve performance-based training.

(What will I learn?)

Twelve courses (36 credit hours) are required, including:

  • EAC 551 Research in Adult & Higher Education (3 credit hours)
  • EAC 556 Organization Change in HRD: Theory & Practice (3)
  • EAC 559 The Adult Learner (3)
  • EAC 580 Designing Instructional Systems in T&D (3)
  • EAC 581 Advanced Instructional Design in T&D (3)
  • EAC 582 Organization and Operation of T&D Programs (3)
  • EAC 583 Needs Assessment and Task Analysis in T&D (3)
  • EAC 584 Evaluating Training Transfer and Effectiveness (3)
  • EAC 585 Integrating Technology into Training Programs (3)
  • EAC 586 Methods & Techniques of T&D  (3)
  • EAC 692 Research Project in Education (capstone) (3)
  • One elective selected in consultation with the student's advisor
Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 36

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores, including Verbal, Quantitative & Analytical Writing
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

Courses are offered in Fall and Spring semesters, with all required courses being offered once per year (EAC 692 is offered in both Fall and Spring semesters). Twelve courses including a capstone course/project are required to earn the degree; students proceed at their own pace. Full-time graduate students enroll in three courses (9 credit hours) per semester; part-time graduate students typically enroll in one or two courses (3 or 6 credit hours) per semester.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Click "Apply & Enroll" to apply for admission or register to take courses. To earn the degree, students must be admitted through NC State's Graduate School. Students may begin to take courses before being admitted by registering as a non-degree student (NDS); a maximum of 12 credit hours (four courses) taken as an NDS may be applied to the master's degree. It is advisable to speak to the program director and to apply for admission as soon as possible.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $14,668.92
Non-resident: $32,128.92

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