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Program Coordinator:
Chaunda Scott
495B Pawley Hall
(248) 370-4171

Master of Training and Development

The Master of Training and Development (MTD) program is designed to develop practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to enhance individual and organizational development and performance. 

Graduates of the program will be able to lead and support interventions and processes associated with diagnosing individual and organizational performance problems and opportunities, designing and implementing solutions, and evaluating results. 

Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as human resource professionals, including directors of training centers, organizational development consultants, instructional designers, and performance technologists. 

The MTD program is offered on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Students are admitted on a full-time and part-time basis and must complete the program in six years. Full-time students can complete the program in two and one-half years.
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
  • July 15 — fall semester
  • November 15 — winter semester
  • March 15 — summer semester
In addition to university requirements, you will need: 
  • A formal statement detailing work and life experiences of preferably one year or longer that have led to the desire to pursue the Master of Training and Development degree program. The statement must be between 1,000 and 1,500 words.
  • A total of three official and original recommendations that attest to the quality and scope of the applicant’s academic and professional ability.
  • Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework, showing a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. Applicants who do not meet this standard may be conditionally admitted and must complete the first 12 credits of the graduate program with a grade of 3.2 or above before conditional status is removed.
  • The formal statement is evaluated on the basis of quality of writing, organization of ideas, clarity of expression and compatibility with program goals.
  • An interview will be required of all students.