College of Professional Studies

Villanova's College of Professional Studies provides a rigorous Villanova education for working professionals, career changers and lifelong learners. A place for continual learning and growth, CPS offers an array of programs that are on campus and online, flexible, driven by industry trends and focused on applied skills.

No matter the path, CPS provides academically challenging undergraduate degree programs, post-graduate certificates, and non-credit professional programs — both on campus and online — meeting our students' needs and demanding lifestyles.


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  • A "New" Kind of Employee

    Dave Kaplowitz '15 CPS took the soft skills he learned in class and expertly used them to find his big break at Palantir. read more

  • Perseverance and Grit - Congratulations, Kelly Grentz

    This year marked Villanova University’s 174th annual Commencement. We are proud of all graduates, including our CPS students who received their degrees on Saturday, May 20 as well as our very own, Kelly Grentz, Director of Communication for CPS, who graduated with her MBA degree. read more

  • Congratulations, CPS Class of 2017!

    This weekend marks Villanova University’s 174th Commencement. The College of Professional Studies is proud of our students who accomplished their goals and our graduating this weekend. read more

  • 2017 CPS Awards Ceremony

    On Friday, May 5, the College of Professional Studies (CPS) hosted the second annual Awards Ceremony. Students and their families, as well as Villanova University President Father Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Dean Deborah Tyksinski, PhD and faculty and staff, came together to celebrate the success of CPS students during the 2016-2017 academic year. read more

  • The “Sticktoitiveness” of the Adult Student from One Adult Student to Another

    Let’s face it. In most cases, the road to earning your degree as a young adult in a traditional undergraduate program is fraught with a lot fewer challenges than trying to complete a degree as an adult. read more

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