Master's Program

A 15-month program designed for working professionals. Courses are led by UT Austin’s top faculty and cover topics such as leadership, communication, ethics, change management, and decision-making.

Professional Training

Professional training programs for groups and individuals led by UT Austin’s top faculty. Training options include one-day seminars, four-day certificate programs, and custom training programs.

"Everything I learned at HDO I leverage every single day."

Michelle Jack, Master’s Class of 2018, discusses how her HDO education equipped her with tools essential for the next phase in her professional journey.

Customized Training for Organizations

There are many exciting opportunities for organizations to engage with HDO. We have partnered with major multinational corporations and local nonprofits alike, and we would love the chance to work with you!

Elevate Your Career with a Master of Arts in Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) from UT Austin

15-Month Professional Master's Degree Program

Discover how this dynamic program – tailored for working professionals  – will help you elevate your career. With the flexibility of weekend classes and the option for distance learning, this innovative graduate program at UT Austin is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working individuals. Led by renowned UT Austin faculty, HDO delves into an array of disciplines, including psychology, history, literature, sociology, philosophy, and anthropology.

Join us on this remarkable journey of discovery and connection, and let the Master of Arts in Human Dimensions of Organizations be your bridge to unlocking new horizons in your professional career.

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Professional Training Courses & Certificate Programs

One-Day Courses

HDO courses combine cutting-edge research with real-world application to provide practical and immediately relevant tools for solving key organizational problems.

Businesses and nonprofits often bring outside specialists on board to improve their organization’s overall efficiency, creativity, and productivity. Participants in our courses learn to function as “internal consultants,” equipped with new skills and insights to enhance their existing expertise and institutional knowledge.

By exploring specific human, cultural, and communicatory aspects of organizations alongside professionals from a range of industries, participants leave HDO seminars more effective, well-rounded employees.

Four-Day Certificate Programs

Built on strong academic fundamentals and real-world relevance, HDO Certificate Programs are designed to enhance the portfolios of mid-and upper-level professionals.

Over the course of four days, you will gain immediately applicable tools and skills to accelerate your career, whether your goal is advancing in your current organization, deepening your capacities to excel in your existing role, or developing additional skills for a transition to a new position.

During your four-day experience, you will learn alongside and network with experienced professionals from a range of industries. If you cannot commit to four consecutive days, you can also create your own program over the course of a semester.

If you are interested in obtaining employer support for your HDO Professional Training experience, please visit our Employer Support Resources page.

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