MA in Talent Development and Training

Unleash the Potential of Your Workforce

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Webster University Online
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2.5 Years
Time to Completion
Cost Per Credit Hour
Credit Hours Required

Become an expert in human potential

Enhance your skills in individual development, organizational capacity building and professional performance improvement so you can tackle challenges in a dynamic work environment and help employees learn and grow. Webster University’s Talent Development and Training master’s degree teaches you to analyze, create and implement training plans to support a diverse workforce and boost employee performance.

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Why a master’s in Talent Development and Training from Webster?

Prepare to manage today’s workforce

Develop your ability to motivate a diverse employee population and become an in-demand leader. This program is ideal for:

Build your HR skill set

Through coursework on training and development, staffing and employment law, you can deepen your existing knowledge and skills to inspire and empower workers to perform their best. Graduate with the skills to:

Classes focused on real-world HR challenges

You’ll complete 12 courses (36 credit hours) to earn your Master of Arts in Talent Development and Training. The curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics from the management and human resources disciplines.

Your course list

The 36 credit hours required for the MA in Talent Development and Training include:

  • Achieving Breakthrough Results
  • Applied Research in Talent Development
  • Change Leader Self-Mastery
  • Coaching for Performance Improvement
  • Creative Multimedia Design for Innovative Learning
  • Evaluation of Training Programs
  • Foundations of Workplace Learning
  • Instructional Development
  • Introduction to Talent Development
  • Practicing Organizational Development
  • Talent and Career Development
  • Talent Development Capstone Project

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Designed for flexibility

Take classes through Webster University Online or in person at the Webster Groves campus near St. Louis—Webster’s MA in Talent Development and Training is designed with you in mind. Work toward your professional goals while balancing your other obligations.

Unlock your career potential

A master’s in Talent Development and Training prepares you for a variety of careers working with people. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of training and development professionals is projected to grow at least 6% through 2031, which is faster than average. Your MA in Talent Development and Training prepares you for positions like:

Training and Development Manager


Average annual salary
(National, September 2022)

Human Resources Manager


Average annual salary
(National, September 2022)

Instructional Coordinator


Average annual salary
(National, September 2022)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

We’re here to help

Webster is committed to your success. You'll never be alone as you pursue your Master of Arts in Talent Development and Training.

Nationally recognized for quality

Earn your ACBSP-accredited Talent Development and Training master’s from Webster, an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Professors. Mentors. Career connectors.

Whether you attend class on campus or online, you’ll receive personal mentorship from esteemed faculty members—many of whom are still employed in the HR field.