Prospective Students

The graduate programs in Human Resource Development provide students with the opportunity to follow their passion and develop the skills necessary to succeed. Our goal is to prepare students to develop and expand their expertise in the field of human resources in order to think strategically in our ever-changing, global environment. While making your decision to pursue your graduate education at Villanova, please consider reviewing the following resouces:

  1. Visit our "Why Villanova?" page to understand what sets our graduate education apart from the rest.
  2. Visit us! Schedule a meeting with one of our full-time faculty members, tour campus, and particpate in our Graduate Open House.
  3. Read our alumni testimonials to find out what an HRD certificate or degree can do for you.
  4. Review our academic programs and course offerings.
  5. Participate in one of our upcoming events or read up on program news and updates.


Alumni Testimonials

Allison Webb

"After completing my undergraduate degree at Villanova in 2011, I decided to stay for two more years to pursue my graduate degree. I was fortunate enough to become a part of the Human Resource Development Program and the wonderful community that comes along with it. I found tremendous value in the courses that I took and in the opportunities provided to network with fellow students and successful human resources professionals. This program has allowed me to jump start my career in a field that I am passionate about and for that I am very grateful. I look forward to staying involved in the Villanova HRD community for years to come!"
-Allison Webb, M.S.


Ali R. Yousaf

"I chose the Villanova HRD Program because I was extremely impressed with what alumni of the program have gone on to do in the field of HR.  In addition to the reputation of the alumni, conversations with faculty members were important in my decision as I learned about the firsthand HR experiences these individuals had and how they applied them in their own classrooms."
-Ali R. Yousaf , M.S. 




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. Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree by the time they plan to enter a graduate degree or certificate program, with a minimum  undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (or, the equivalent, in the case of educational  institutions located outside the US).   The undergraduate institution, if in the US, must be accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies.


Tuition and Fees

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 Avenue
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