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.
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We will help you develop leadership skills, knowledge and technical competencies to move forward into an HR role or upward within your organization. Our award-winning Career Services Office also provides support to find your next opportunity. For those new to HR, we can help connect you to paid internships. To learn more about HR career paths click here ...
The total cost of the campus HRD degree program is less than all but one of the other local institutions which provide programs in the HR arena. Those other programs typically have a higher base tuition rate and many require more credits to graduate. Our students can attend full-time which allows them to qualify for financial assistance and potentially for merit-based scholarships and assistantships.
Courses are taught by tenured faculty and experienced adjunct instructors who are respected HR professionals. All instructors strive to bridge the gap between classroom theory and real-world application. For more than thirty years, the HRD faculty members have been actively engaged and have served as leaders in area professional associations.
Villanova is only 12 miles west of Philadelphia and is easily accessible by car, train or bus, with mass transit stops located right on campus.
Students can also take the entire program through distance education. To learn more about the online option, speak with an online advisor at www.villanovaU.com.
Classes are offered during the evenings and on weekends to meet the needs of working professionals.
Classes average 10 to 20 students to allow for individual attention and the opportunity to expand your professional network.
If you are new to HR, you can gain practical, on-the-job experience under the guidance of an experienced HR professional in one or more internships. Internships are a fundamental cornerstone of our program. Click here to learn more about our internship program and here to see testimonials from our alumni.
The mentoring program allows students to expand their knowledge base and to develop their professional network by pairing them with experienced HR professionals.
Award-Winning SHRM Chapter
The student chapter provides excellent professional development and networking opportunities for students and alumni
The chapter sponsors a yearly networking reception which is attended by hundreds of professionals. Click here to learn more about our student SHRM chapter.
We have been consistently honored with the Superior Merit Award for chapter excellence by the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, students and alumni are involved in other HR groups. In 2010, two of the region's most prestigious HR professional associations were led by our alumni.