Tradition. Academic Excellence. Online Convenience.
Founded in 1842, Villanova University is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Through the years, Villanova has become widely recognized as the expert in professional education, with thousands of online enrollments that include professionals from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report for twenty years, Villanova University offers a variety of dynamic, 100% online certificate programs and master’s degree programs designed with you and your busy schedule in mind. From Project Management to Leadership, from Six Sigma to Human Resources, Villanova’s programs are designed to help you obtain industry recognized certifications that will help you enhance your skills and advance in your career.
The Online Experience
Study anywhere, 24/7, in a dynamic virtual classroom that provides rich, real-time interaction, and includes these distinct features:
- Instructor-led Streaming Video Lectures
- Live Faculty-led Virtual Class with Two-Way Online Voice Communication and Shared White Boards
- MP3 Audio and MP4 Video Lectures Available for Mobile Learning
- Animations, Simulations and Interactions to Maximize Learning
- Real-Time Faculty-led Discussion Boards and Chat Rooms for Networking and Interaction with Faculty and Classmates
- User-Friendly Format – Log in and Learn
Villanova and its programs are accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, AACSB International, and the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. Villanova is a member in good standing of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
The Nation’s Largest Provider of Online Executive Education
Villanova University is a worldwide leader in professional education 100% online. Ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report, Villanova empowers professionals with essential skills and in-depth knowledge through convenient, video-based e-learning.
Master Certificate Program Online
No university offers a broader selection of not-for-credit* online certificate courses from today’s most in-demand professional disciplines. From Lean Six Sigma to Project Management, Villanova’s three-course master certificate programs help you develop today’s most sought-after skills and prepare for industry-recognized certifications. Villanova’s certificate programs include:
- Six Sigma View Details
- Project Management View Details
- Contract Management
- IS Security
- Business Analysis
- Software Testing
- Human Resources
- ROI Methodology
- IT Service Management/ITIL®
- Business Intelligence
Graduate Degree Programs Online
In addition to its popular certificate programs, Villanova University is revolutionizing education by bringing its acclaimed graduate degrees 100% online. Professionals everywhere can now access a superior education from the same esteemed professors who teach on campus – and earn the same degree as Villanova’s campus-based students. Applications are now being accepted for classes in these great graduate programs.
- Master of Public Administration (MPA) View Details
- Master of Science in Human Resource Development View Details
*The university’s online certificate courses are not part of a formal degree program, and as such do not earn credit hours from Villanova.
Have You Heard?
Just to give you an idea of how Villanova University’s students feel about the online certificate programs and graduate degrees, here’s what they have to say:
“I am the new production planner and quality trainer for Service Wire Co. My boss told me that the Villanova program is really what put me above the other candidates!”
– Darrell Ashworth, Service Wire Co.
“I found the combination of the streaming video and workbook to be just what I needed to maintain focus. The lectures were easy to understand and the presentation well done by the teaching staff.”
– William J. Conrad, The Boeing Company
“I learned far more than I expected. The educators were excellent and the format of the program was excellent as well. The materials that were provided will be a lasting resource for me.”
– Jane DeLue, Deluxe Corporation
“Attending Villanova for my master’s degree (in HRD) was one of the best professional decisions I ever made. I found the program rigorous and rewarding. The faculty offered current and comprehensive industry knowledge. The core curriculum was grounded in the business of human resources … The course designs complemented the subject matter, and there was an appropriate balance of individual and group projects. The support of both faculty and students contributed to my success in the program. I highly recommend Villanova’s (HRD) program.”
Mary Gill, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
“With my project management experience and training, it took only eight months from the first course to PMP® certification.”
Dale Robertson, ICF
“"I passed the PMP® exam! My PMP Exam Prep class did a great job helping me prepare. I may use other classes in the future to earn the PDUs (professional development units) needed to maintain my certification, as well as to possibly get another certification.”
David Pilch, MA, PMP, Arlington, VA
“I am a candidate for a Process Engineer position at a very reputable company. One of the main requirements was that candidates have a Six Sigma background. I feel that Villanova’s Six Sigma program enabled me to obtain the certification needed for this job in an easy and timely manner.”
Pranali Chhatbar, Glen Oaks, NY
“I am proud and honored to be a graduate of the M.S. in HRD program from Villanova University. The program was rigorous, very rewarding and worth every minute of the time invested. In many cases I was able to apply my new knowledge to my employer and have an immediate impact.”
Dino Bon, 2011-2012 Graduate
Now it’s your turn to empower yourself with prestigious new credentials from Villanova University!