St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
M.S. in HRD
c/o University Alliance
Call 1-866-220-0017 or visit
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.
We offer a Master of Science (campus & online), Pre- and Post-Master's Certificates, and a combined Bachelors/Masters program to accommodate a range of student needs. Core courses have been approved to qualify for recertification of those who are certified in HR through HRCI or SHRM.
The Master of Science in Human Resource Development degree is a generalist program that provides students with a comprehensive overview of the HR field. The courses provide a practical environment where students have the opportunity to perform many of the business activities that practitioners regularly encounter.
If you have prior experience in the Human Resources field, you are eligible to apply to our fully online Master of Science in Human Resource Development program.
Each of the four HRD certificates allow for students to develop a specialization in an area of HR. Certificates can be completed independently, or in conjunction with the MS degree. Click below to view details for each certificate.
For current Villanova undergraduates, we offer two combined Bachelors/Masters program options:
In both programs, students take both graduate and undergraduate courses during their senior year. Several graduate courses count for both graduate and undergraduate credit.