Master of Science in Human Resource Development


A Villanova Master’s HR Degree Is Within Reach – 100% Online!

Since its inception more than 25 years ago, Villanova’s Master of Science in Human Resource Development (MS in HRD) has gained an outstanding reputation from its accomplished facultycomprehensive curriculum and successful graduates who are leading human resource initiatives at organizations worldwide.

Innovative online learning technology enables you to earn the same highly respected master’s degree as campus-based students* on your schedule – and in fewer than two years!

Contact an enrollment representative at 855-300-1473 to begin the application process.

Expand Your Knowledge and Enhance Your Expertise


 In this program you’ll learn how to:

  • Implement strategic change to increase quality, productivity and employee satisfaction
  • Construct an effective training program
  • Structure benefit packages and measure their success
  • Use data to make informed business decisions
  • Develop financial management and budgetary skills

Attain the Benefits You Deserve


A Villanova HR master’s degree can yield many benefits:

  • Increased earning potential
  • Enhanced career mobility
  • Greater job security
  • Personal and professional satisfaction

HR Certification Institute Approved Provider


Villanova’s MS in HRD courses are worth 45 hours, per class, of either Business Management and Strategy or International recertification credit toward your PHR, SPHR or GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Once you pass all program courses, contact Villanova's HRD program administrator at gradhrdoffice@villanova.edu to request Program ID numbers for your recertification forms. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.hrci.org.  

Who Should Apply?


Villanova’s MS in HRD is ideal for professionals in a variety of roles, including:

  • HR Generalists
  • Staffing Specialists
  • Recruiters
  • Benefits Analysts
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • HR Healthcare Managers

In the Philadelphia Area?


Click here for more information on Villanova’s campus-based MS in HRD program.

* Application process required.