Our office will be temporarily relocated due to construction from June 10th to June 21st.
Visit us in Garey Hall 118 (adjacent to Career Services). All phone numbers will remain the same.
Villanova University's affordable graduate programs in Human Resource Development (HRD) have provided professionals the expertise for dynamic careers. Over the past three decades, graduates of Villanova's programs have pursued careers in all areas of HR across the world.
High Academic/Industry Standards: You can develop skills and knowledge through a comprehensive graduate curriculum (30 or 33 credit hours), which is aligned with the standards established by the Society for Human Resource Management. The HRD program also emphasizes global, strategic and developmental issues. For those who have alaready attained a PHR or SPHR designation, most courses also qualify for HRCI credits.
Careers: Our students and alumni have found success and satisfaction through many different roles with in the dynamic field of human resources. You can learn more about some of our successful alumni and your own possible career path by viewing profiles on our Careers page or reading the spotlight profiles in our HRD blog managed and written by our graduate assistants.
Concentrations: As an on-campus student, you can focus study on an area of nterest by choosing HRD electives or two courses from another degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Your choices could include classes in Public Administration, Education, Non-Profit Management or Communication.
Certificates: Our special Pre- and Post-Master's Certificates allow students to begin or continue their study in key areas of HR. For those who wish to maintain their PHR or SPHR designation, individual 3-credit courses will qualify for recertification credit.
Affordability: The HRD program is one of the most affordable in the tri-state area. Our tuition rates are competitively priced and the cost of the full HRD program is less than most other local graduate programs requiring as many as 45 credits. Additionally, full-time students may qualify for assistantships and participate in internships. For further financial information, please click here.
Options: You can choose between two separate learning paths, either on campus or through distance education. As a campus-based student, you can take the full degree program, a brief pre-/post masters certificate or only one course. You can attend classes either on the weekend, one night per week or in a webinar and have the flexibility to choose the number of courses each semester.
Distance Education: If you have prior HR experience, you have the option to join a group attending classes offered entirely through distance education. Each learning path requires a separate advising process yet maintains the same quality of instruction. Details about the distance education option are available through University Alliance at www.villanovaU.com.
Through these many opportunities, we can help you attain your academic and career goals.
For further information on the campus program, please see the information here under the Prospective Student link or on the Graduate Studies pages.
Visit With Us
You are invited to meet us by visiting campus, attending an Open House or by joining us at a meeting or event.
We sponsor monthly meetings with a variety of the local HR organizations, including GVFHRA, CCHRA and Whine and Dine. The GVFHRA Career Group also meets monthly on a Monday evening at Villanova.
The GVFHRA holds a special seminars at Villanova, as well The June topic will be Healthcare reform. Details are on their website, www.gvfhra.org.