Thank you to all who attended and supported our 16th Annual Human Resources Networking Reception!
"Knowledge Transfer Within the Multigenerational Workforce"
(Approved for 2 HRCI Strategic Credit Hours)
For more than 30 years, Villanova University's affordable graduate programs in Human Resource Development (HRD) have provided professionals the expertise for dynamic careers. 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.
Concentrations: As an on-campus student, you can focus study on an interest area through the choice of HRD electives or with two courses from another degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Your choices could include courses 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.
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 or one night per week and have the flexibility to choose the number of courses each semester.
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.
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 at www.VillanovaU.com
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 a new HR networking group, Whine and Dine. The GVFHRA Career Group also meets monthly at Villanova.