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Current Students


Program Curricula

See below for the requirements for each of our graduate programs, including the MS in HRD, our Certificates in HRD, and our combined Bachelor/Masters programs.


Graduate Student Services

There are a wealth of support services available for graduate students, including: academic support services, health and wellness information, and ways to get involved listed in the additional support services link.


Get Involved!

There are a variety of ways to get involved as a student in the HRD program and more broadly, as a graduate student at Villanova.

Here are some great opportunities for becoming active in the University and HRD community:


Capstone Experience

All students in the MS in Human Resource Development program must complete a Capstone Experience in order to complete their degree requirements: an examination (either a qualifying HR certification exam or the departmental written comprehensive exam), or an experiential project.

See below for information on qualifying examinations and the experiential project.

students graduating


Degrees are conferred three times throughout the year: May, September, and December.

See below for information regarding when to apply for graduation, commencement weekend schedule, and other general graduation info.


Job Opportunities

As a current student or alumni, access Villanova's Career Management System - Handshake - for job or internship opportunities marketed specifically toward Villanova HRD students/alumni. 

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