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Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development

HRD Students and Alumni

About Villanova HRD

Villanova University's Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development (VUHRD) provide professionals expertise for dynamic careers in HR.

Our program's balance of theory and practicum, along with faculty who are active in the industry, provides a focus on emerging trends in this dynamic field to prepare our students for success. HRD fosters development of knowledge and skills that can be applied to the rapidly changing field, from law and regulation to human behavior and business.

With over 2500 graduates in businesses ranging from healthcare to technology and finance, our students have enjoyed tremendous career success and are now leaders in the field who return to contribute knowledge, guidance and expertise to our students.


Why Villanova HRD?

  • Does our vision statement speak to you? We want to engage with people who believe in our mission of creating workplaces that reflect our vision!
  • Our 8-week class format allows students to focus deeply on each content area individually.
  • Learn from active practitioners who are working in the field.
  • Tailor your program to fit your career goals - earn a certificate independently or in conjunction with the Master's Degree.
  • All of our classes are HRCI & SHRM certified; earn recertification credits for your certificate with our classes.
  • Convenient as it is affordable, our program offers both on-campus and fully online options.


hrci shrm preferred provider
The use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Contact Information

Campus Programs
St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
(p) 610-519-4582
(f) 610-519-5826

Online Program
MS in HRD - Learn more!
(p) 1-866-220-0017