Master of Science in Human Resource Development / Organization Development
Villanova University

Program Details

Students enrolled in the MSHRD program through Villanova University have the option to simultaneously pursue a Certificate in Organization Development as a specialization within their degree. Understand how to evaluate overall organizational effectiveness and lead change initiatives to result in positive organizational change.

The specialization in Organization Development will cover topics, including but not limited to

  • Organizational behaviors
  • Strategic initiatives
  • Strategic workforce planning

Coursework will guide you through fundamental information in workforce planning, organization training and development, analytics, and more. Become a more value-based, effective leader in your organization’s human resources through Villanova University’s online MSHRD program and specialization in Organization Development.

Learning Pace


% Online

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.