Program Information for New Students (TRDEV)
The material on this site includes information related to applying to the program, registering for class, and getting started in this course of study. Refer to the main TRDEV program page, or the other links provided below, for more information.
The Training and Development Program is a 36-39 credit Master's program offered by Penn State Harrisburg in southcentral Pennsylvania. It is designed to prepare training and development professionals for a broad range of responsibilities, including performance analysis, training design and delivery, career development, organization development, and program evaluation.
Read more specifics about the program curriculum.
Work or Internship?
The professional work requirement can be fulfilled either through having held a position in training and development for at least six months (approved via the submission of an internship waiver) or via a 3-credit internship tailored to a student's particular interest in the training and development field.
An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited, college-level institution. Application materials include a brief career/goal statement, two reference letters, a resume, and official transcripts.
Review the full program requirements for admission.
Meeting your Advisor
Successful applicants for the program will receive an acceptance packet from the program coordinator and information regarding your faculty advisor. Your adviser will assist you in preparing a plan of study that will guide you in your scheduling of courses. Get to know your adviser and feel free to make contact through email, phone, or office appointments.
Getting your ID Card
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Activating your Access Account
Your Penn State Access account is required for many services at Penn State. You will need it to register for classes, pay your tuition, access e-mail, and access ANGEL (the Penn State Learning Management System).
ITS provides full details on Access account activation and passwords.
eLion, Scheduling, and Getting Grades
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