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Tradition. Academic Excellence. Online Convenience.

The University

Ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 years, Villanova University offers 100% online certificate programs, master’s degrees and undergraduate programs. Villanova is also ranked #1 Best Value School in the North for 2015 by U.S. News, based upon high academic quality and program cost. The College of Nursing has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN), and Princeton Review has ranked Villanova as one of the “Best 379,” “Best Regional” and “Green Colleges.”

Faculty Comprised of Industry Experts Experienced in Teaching Adult Learners Villanova University understands the unique needs of adult students as reflected in the expert faculty, comprised of renowned scholars, dedicated educators and successful practitioners, of which 90% hold the highest degrees in their fields.


Villanova and its programs have received accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the 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 empowers professionals with essential skills and in-depth knowledge through convenient, video-based e-learning.

Master Certificate Programs Online

Villanova’s three-course, not for credit* master certificate programs help you develop today’s most sought-after skills and prepare for industry-recognized certifications.

Villanova’s certificate programs include highly desired disciplines such as Six Sigma, Project Management, Contract Management,Business Intelligence and many more!

Graduate Degree Programs Online

  • Master of Public Administration(MPA)

    Whether you’re managing a municipal department, serving in the military or are looking to move into the public domain, an MPA degree can help take your career to new heights.

  • Master of Science in Human Resource Development(MSHRD)

    Villanova’s master's degree in HR Development provides you with advanced knowledge in core human resource competencies that can lead to many employment and advancement opportunities.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs Online

  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies

    You will learn about organizational behavior, ethical leadership and management principles – 100% online

  • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Technology

    This degree will enhance any profession that relies on digital media, electronic publishing, web development and much more.

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies

    Create your own degree. By choosing courses that focus on the areas that interest you, you’ll be positioned for advancement in a variety of careers.

  • RN to BSN Degree Online

    Position yourself for greater advancement with a RN-BSN degree from Villanova University’s College of Nursing. All courses are conducted 100% online.**

  • *Villanova’s certificates courses are not part of a formal degree program, and as such do not earn credit hours from Villanova. **Clinical experiences must be completed at the student’s place of employment or another nearby health facility.

Have You Heard?

Just to give you an idea of how Villanova University’s students feel about the online certificate programs and degree programs, 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

“Villanova has allowed me to come into my own as a professional and leader in the field of nursing. I knew that obtaining my BSN would open doors but I never expected so many, so soon.”
– Hanna Eldredge, Villanova RN to BSN student

“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

“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