The College of Professional Studies provides a Villanova education to intellectually curious, engaged and experienced adults who must balance life commitments and ambitions.
High-rigor, high-touch, high-flex, high-tech. CPS offers learners of all ages an academically challenging and collegiate educational experience that is transformative.
CPS students can chart their course along three distinct pathways: undergraduate degree completion programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, and professional on campus and online non-credit certificate programs.
Each of these pathways leads to opportunities for students to enrich their lives, enhance their value in the workplace and pursue new careers. CPS provides the academic community to support students and assist them in reaching their individual goals.
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CPS Student, Ron Tedesco, Supports NFL Concussion Management Protocol on Philadelphia Eagles Sidelines
Ron Tedesco has a successful career as the Director of IT for a national health benefits plan. He’s also a part-time student in the College of Professional Studies bachelor’s in Information Systems degree program. But Ron doesn’t stop there—he also has what some would call a “dream job” with the National Football League that takes him to the sidelines of Lincoln Financial Field for every Philadelphia Eagles home game.
The Value of the CMA Program Is More Than the Credential
Like many young professionals, Paul Hilliard was looking for a way to stay up to date in his field and find a way to move himself higher up the corporate ladder. He put in the work and reaped the rewards.
Return to Class Without Leaving Your Life: How These Adult Students Are Navigating Higher Ed
Two students in the College of Professional Studies' newest major, Administration and Management, talk about career, work-life balance and the ways in which CPS allows them to thrive.
More Adults Than Ever Are Returning to the Classroom—And It’s Paying Off in a Big Way
Going back to school doesn’t necessarily mean you need another degree. Certificates and industry-recognized credentials are additional ways to demonstrate your commitment to learning and expertise in a specific area.