Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Villanova University Unveils 100% Online Master of Science in Human Resources

HR Master's Degree Empowers Professionals With Executive-Level HR Skills

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Villanova University, ranked #1 Master's University in the Northern Region for nearly two decades by U.S. News & World Report, is proud to announce that its Master of Science in Human Resource Development degree is now offered 100% online. This advancement means more people than ever can experience the Villanova difference through its leading HR master's degree program. Classes for the 30-credit-hour program start in March 2010, with enrollment beginning December 1, 2009. Like Villanova's growing array of popular online certificate programs, this degree utilizes innovative online learning technology to deliver expert instruction to students from the field's foremost educators. It's the ideal way for HR professionals to earn a respected credential that equips them with today's most sought-after skills.

"With this program, Villanova introduces online convenience to the proven, ground-based HR master's program it established more than 25 years ago," says Adele Lindenmeyr, Ph.D., and Dean of Graduate Studies for the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "Now students virtually anywhere can expand their HR skills and credentials by earning a master's in human resources entirely online - from the same accomplished HR faculty who teach here on campus. The program removes the barriers of time and location, putting an HR master's degree within reach for many who otherwise might not be able to fit a traditional campus-based graduate education into their schedule."

The timing of Villanova's online human resource master's degree couldn't be more advantageous for potential candidates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, overall HR employment is projected to jump 17% by 2016. Those completing their master's in human resources will be in a prime position to meet the growing demand for highly skilled professionals in the HR field. The credential will help graduates distinguish themselves, and give them the opportunity to experience greater job stability, earning potential, career mobility and professional fulfillment.

To request more information about joining the inaugural class of Villanova's online Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development, go to today or call 866-220-0017.

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