Attending Villanova for my master's degree (in HRD) was one of the best professional decisions I ever made.
I found the program rigorous and rewarding. The faculty offered current and comprehensive industry knowledge. The core curriculum was grounded in the business of human resources; the electives were varied and relevant. The course designs complemented the subject matter, and there was an appropriate balance of individual and group projects.
The support of both faculty and students contributed to my success in the program. I highly recommend the Villanova (HRD) Program.
HR Client Services Manger
Princeton Helthcare System
The M.S. in Human Resource Development degree features a proven and comprehensive program. Your course work will provide a practical environment where you will perform many of the activities that practitioners in the field encounter. If you are already a PHR or SPHR, you will be pleased to know that our core courses are also approved for recertification.
You can build upon the core curriculum by selecting from a wide range of elective courses to tailor your study to your particular interest in one of the SHRM Disciplines - Labor Relations, Staffing Management, Employee Development, Compensation, Technology, Employee Reations and more.
You can tailor the program by choosing two relevant courses from another graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences. For example, you could choose two courses in the area of Communication or Public Administration without an additional application process.
In addition to the assistanships and funding options offered through the Graduate Studies Office, qualified prospective students may also appy for the ..
The James V. Tabb Rohm and Haas Graduate Fellowship established through a generous donation made by the Rohm and Haas Company in 1995 as a tribute to James V. Tabb. The Fellowship is typically held for either one semester or one calendar year and provides tuition remission and a stipend.
The Fellowship is typically awarded to the full-time student with the strongest academic credentials who applies for the fellowship. Holders of the Fellowship have undergraduate GPA averages above 3.5 and additional strong supporting credentials. Please contact the HRD department for full details of this program or other special funding that may be available.
Additionally, prospective students can apply for external scholarships through the national SHRM organization or its' locally affiliated groups. For example, The Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association yearly offers competitive scholarships ($2,000 undergraduate, $3,500 graduate). Details can be found at www.gvfhra.org.
If you are planning to relocate to the Philadelphia area for your graduate program, you will enjoy one of the best college towns in the United States! Students and graduates can connect to a wealth of corporate and community resources.
There is much to consider when applying to graduate school. On this page, you will find general information about Villanova’s admissions requirements, affordable tuition, financial aid, and convenient location. Please explore the web pages of your program of interest for further information about admissions criteria, curriculum requirements, course offerings, resources for students, and other discipline-specific details. Or contact the Office of Graduate Studies with your questions about applying to Villanova.