Human Resources Studies


Earn the New Standard in HR Certification. 
Prepare with Villanova University's

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive program combines expert instruction with  the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

For over 20 years, Villanova University has met the needs of HR professionals in various stages of their careers - from those just entering the field to experienced professionals required to make strategic management decisions for their organizations.  Villanova has developed the region's premier center of excellence for Human Resource study and certification. In June 2014 the Society of Human Resource Management recognized Villanova as the leading school in the country offering the 2014 SHRM Learning System® Certification Preparation Course.

Kimberly Fletcher - Human Resource Management

Nationwide Recognition

Villanova University has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), receiving a top ranking among nearly 300 colleges and universities nationwide for its Certificate Program in Human Resource Management, utilizing the SHRM® Learning System.


SHRM President at Villanova
SHRM President and CEO, Hank Jackson, is pictured speaking at Villanova University in October, 2014 at the SHRM Town Hall held on campus! Taped Video coming soon - hear 1st hand what Hank Jackson has to say about the new SHRM Certification coming in the Spring of 2015!

SHRM Philadelphia Town Hall @ VU

The College of Professional Studies hosted a Town Hall for the Philadelphia area Human Resources community with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the new SHRM competency-based certification. Hank Jackson, SHRM president and CEO lead a discussion about the new SHRM-CP and SHRM – SCP certifications and took questions from the regional HR community.


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