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The University of Louisville is launching a graduate program in human resources and organization development this August at the home of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.
U of L’s extended campus on Fort Knox begins offering classes Aug. 26. According to Director Mark Casey, the program will feature blended courses with evening face-to-face and online classes to allow for working professionals to attend.
“That gives them flexibility,” Casey said.
The campus offered the same graduate program in the 1980s, he said, but it was discontinued because of disinterest. After several changes, the campus is offering it again because of interest as well as the presence of HRC on post.
The Fort Knox campus, which consists of about 150 on-site and online students, already offers a Bachelor of Science in organizational
leadership and learning through U of L’s College of Education and Human Development, he said.
Program director Rod Githens said in a U of L news release the new Master of Science degree will focus on “real-world learning.”
“People often think that a master’s level program is all about writing papers and doing research,” Githens said. “This program is different because students can apply what they’ve learned in the workplace. We’ve seen plenty of students get promotions and on-the-job recognition as they work on this particular degree.”
According to U of L, the new program will be offered at a discounted rate of $1,500 per course and tuition and fees will be frozen for four years after a student begins the program.
Casey said the extended campus is open to soldiers and civilians who show a driver’s license or government-issued identification. According to the director, the location features about 50-50 mix of soldiers and civilians.
The program, which will be limited to 20 students, already has garnered a lot of interest, he said.
The Western Kentucky University campus in Elizabethtown recently added another master’s degree program to its graduate offerings.
In March, WKU announced it will begin offering a master’s degree in social work in the fall, which will expand its graduate program to nine degrees.
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