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Program Description

The Masters of Science Degree in Talent Development is an online degree designed to prepare talent development professionals who can function as effectively in private or public agencies and organizations. Graduates of the degree will be able to analyze, design, lead, and evaluate talent development initiatives that contribute to organizational success. The degree aims to employ hands-on experiences that allow students to identify and solve organizational problems related to the effective use of workforce talent.

The curriculum was determined by expert workers in the field of talent development working for major employers within the Chicagoland area. Experts were determined by working with the Association of Talent Development – Chicago Chapter (the world’s largest ATD chapter). Course titles and content are based on the General Areas of Competence and skills identified by experts as outlined on through the occupational analysis.

Talent Development Coursework Requirements

Course Credits
TEC 5203 - Analysis of Talent Development 3
TEC 5213 - Work Performance Improvement 3
TEC 5253 - Consulting for Performance Improvement 3
TEC 5283 - Instructional Systems Design 3
TEC 5293 - Strategic Employee Development 3
TEC 5443 - Assessment and Evaluation of Talent 3
OPD Elective - 4820, 4840, 4845, 4855, or other approved elective 3
OPD Elective - 4820, 4840, 4845, 4855, or other approved elective 3
MSTD 5230 - Talent Development Administration 3
MSTD 5255 - Facilitating Talent Development 3
MSTD 5900 - Capstone in Talent Development 3
Total Required Hours 33

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