Master of Science in Human Resource Development / Inclusion & Diversity Strategy
Villanova University

Program Details

Students enrolled in the MSHRD program through Villanova University have the option to simultaneously pursue a Certificate in Inclusion and Diversity Strategy as a specialization within their degree. The Inclusion and Diversity Strategy certificate prepares students to support and lead strategic inclusion and diversity efforts in a variety of organizational settings.

The specialization in Inclusion and Diversity Strategy will cover an array of essential topics, including but not limited to:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Cultural competence
  • Social justice and equity

Faculty bring experience as researchers and active professionals to the virtual classroom, guiding you through skills development in analysis, evaluation, motivation, leadership, and more. With a heightened awareness of evidence-based practice, you can be prepared for careers in diversity, equity and inclusion as a program manager, inclusion manager, director of HR, and more.

Learning Pace


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Villanova University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants who do not have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA must submit evidence of their ability to handle graduate-level work, such as submitting results from the GRE or GMAT exams, prior graduate studies, relevant certifications (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.), etc.