Master of Science in Human Resource Development / HR Leadership
Villanova University

Program Details

Students enrolled in the MSHRD program through Villanova University have the option to simultaneously pursue a Certificate in HR Leadership as a specialization within their degree. Learn how to develop strategic knowledge used by HR leaders to align HR strategy to organizational goals in a diverse and global economy.

The specialization in HR Leadership will cover topics, including but not limited to:

  • Ethical HR leadership
  • Global HRM principles
  • Diversity in a global economy

Expand skills in data-driven analysis, management, and value-based decision-making applicable to human resource management challenges. Take your leadership perspective to a global scale, enhancing the quality of your research, techniques, and strategies with Villanova University.

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.