About Us

HRD Team

Villanova has been a leader in graduate education in human resources for over 35 years.

Since the beginning, our graduates have enjoyed tremendous career success and are now leaders in the field who return to contribute knowledge, guidance and expertise to our students. Our program's balance of theory and practicum, professors who are active in the industry and a focus on emerging trends in this dynamic field, prepare our students for success. Come talk with us to find out how Villanova's Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development can help you grow your career and contribute to your organization!

The education and guidance we provide helps not only to launch careers, but to prepare students for challenging and strategic roles as leaders in global organizations.

Our program fosters development of knowledge and skills that can be applied to the rapidly changing field, from law and regulation to human behavior and business. Courses are taught by leading consultants and industry professionals, assuring that students are up-to-date on current trends and best practices. They provide a practical environment where students have the opportunity to both study and perform typical HR functions. A breadth of experience is present in all class discussions, with students ranging from recent college graduates to senior executives. Students new to the field of HR complement their classroom experiences with paid internships in local organizations.

Villanova’s graduate programs in Human Resource Development invite you to join the over 2,000 graduates in businesses that range from pharmaceuticals and healthcare to technology and finance.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop the HR leaders of today and tomorrow through education in the strategic and functional aspects of human resource management and development.

We provide our students with conceptual and methodological tools to effectively manage the human performance, knowledge capital and regulatory compliance of organizations in the dynamic process of change.


Contact Information

Campus Programs
St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119

800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
(p) 610-519-4582
(f) 610-519-5826

Online Program
M.S. in HRD
c/o University Alliance
Call 1-866-220-0017 or visit