Prospective Students

Our Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development provide students with the opportunity to follow their passion and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the field of human resources. Our goal is to prepare students to develop and expand their expertise in the field in order to think strategically in our ever-changing, global environment.

We offer a Master of Science (on campus & online), a variety of HRD certificates, and a combined Bachelors/Masters program to accommodate a range of student needs. Courses are approved to qualify for recertification credits through HRCI and SHRM.


Academic Programs

We offer a Master of Science (campus & online), and a combined Bachelors/Masters program to accommodate a range of student needs.

Villanova's Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development have been designed to accommodate the needs of all types of students. Campus courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends, allowing students to both work and pursue their education simultaneously.



Applicants are admitted wholly on the basis of individual merit. Villanova University does not discriminate against anyone seeking admission on the basis of their race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or sex.

VUHRD has rolling admissions, so you can apply and begin in the Spring, Summer, or Fall terms.


Tuition & Financial Info

Current tuition rates and fees in graduate arts and sciences are available at the Bursar’s Office. The University offers a convenient, interest-free Tuition Payment Plan which is open to any student. The Office of Financial Assistance also can help graduate students with their applications for student loans.


Ideal Location

Villanova University is located in a beautiful, safe, suburban town less than twelve miles or twenty kilometers from the city of Philadelphia, America’s first national capital and fifth largest city. The campus is easily accessible by train, car, or regional public transportation. The region is home to nearly 90 colleges, universities and other higher-education institutions, with a full-time student population of over 230,000. In addition to its world class cultural resources, Philadelphia is headquarters for many major corporations, providing opportunities to grow your network and connect with future employers. New York City and Washington, DC are only a few hours away. 

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