Master's Concentration

Learning and Development

Gain insight to the strategies needed to effectively facilitate and manage adult learning. Organizations continue to invest in improving employee performance, and in this program you will learn to lead learning and development efforts by leveraging your technology, facilitation, and evaluation skills. From design to implementation, learn to strategically execute entire L&D programs and specialized initiatives.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 10
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Design, execute, and assess projects


Facilitate training to audiences with diverse needs


Evaluate and manage the impact of projects using relevant metrics and analytics

Curriculum

MA in Communication Management with a concentration in Learning and Development requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

4
Core Courses
6
Concentration Courses
2
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Communication Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 1 2 1 2
Year 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Learning and Development


Demand for training and development professionals is expected to grow 11% through 2026 due to training and development courses at the workplace, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Innovations in training methods will continue as organizations use technology and social networks in their training programs.


Job prospects with experience developing online and mobile training programs will have a competitive edge.

Job Titles

Coach
Education Specialist
Consultant
Facilitator
Instructional Designer
Learning and Development Specialist
Training and Development Director
Training Developer

Training and Development Specialists Salary: National Average

$59,020
(Glassdoor)

Get Ahead with Career Services


One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews


Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni


Résumé and cover letter guidance

Hear from Our Students

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

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Megan Castle
Communications Manager, Department of Transportation
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Erin Iwata
VP, Digital Marketing Heinrich Marketing
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Rich Khleif
Senior Director-Communications, Connections, & Customer, Insights Oracle
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Lora Ledermann
Scream Agency
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Andy Mountain
President, GBSM
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Bob Noguiera
Director Human Resources, West Division Comcast Cable
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Julie Reeves
Vice President Marketing, Rachio
Maggie Red
Maggie Red
Academic Director and Assistant Teaching Professor Communication Management, University College

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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