HRD is excited to offer four concentration certificates that can be earned independently or in conjunction with the Master's program.
Each certificate in HR requires 15 credits, all of which are directly transferable to the MS in HRD, if students should decide to complete the MS degree. Each certificate is tailored to important areas in the HR field so that students can become experts. Additionally, the certificate options can be used within the Master's Degree to develop a specialization and to tailor the students' education to their interests and career goals.
Prior to beginning any of the HRD certificate programs, students must complete or receive waivers for two prerequisite courses: HRD 8101 and HRD 8102. Students with a year or more of HR experience are eligible to waive HRD 8101: Introduction to HR in the Business World. Students with prior research writing experience are eligible to waive HRD 8102: Critical Evaluation and Research Writing.
In accordance with Villanova policy, no course may be triple counted toward a third credential in any program.