College of Professional Studies

Welcome to Villanova University College of Professional Studies (CPS), the first new College at Villanova University in the last 50 years. For 100 years, we have served the needs of adult learners through the former division of part time studies--and this makes us different. We understand our students lead busy lives to support home, work and community, so we are committed to providing rigorous academics in flexible formats to meet those needs.

CPS offers bachelor’s degree programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, and non-credit professional programs—both on campus and online. Your education journey is never finished. Continue on your journey with CPS by selecting below the type of education you’re looking for at this time:

  • 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

  • Building on Success: A Bright Future for Paralegals

    Building on Success: A Bright Future for Paralegals

    Villanova University College of Professional Studies has been producing high-performing paralegal certificate program graduates for over 30 years, and the future is only getting brighter... read more

  • Character Day 2016

    What does it mean to have character? And is it something we can change within ourselves? What are some of the character traits of highly successful individuals? You’re invited to join a global conversation about the importance of developing character strengths such as resilience, grit, empathy, courage and kindness - all based in science and evidence-based research. read more

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