Created for adults who previously earned college credits and now want to complete an undergraduate program to earn a bachelor’s or associate’s degree, Villanova's College of Professional Studies (CPS) will assist you in achieving your academic goals. CPS also offers students seeking graduate school admission the ability to take individual courses needed for pre-requisites.
CPS offers more than 10 programs to choose from, with convenient day and evening courses to fit your schedule, as well as combined BIS/MS programs which allows students to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years.
Many students choose to earn a post-baccalaureate or graduate certificate either at the same time as their undergraduate coursework or upon completion of their degree program. A post-bac certificate is a specialized set of courses designed to provide immediately applicable job skills, which requires a smaller amount of money and time while still enhancing your credentials. Learn more about CPS certificates.
CPS offers two BIS to MS degree programs that can be completed in just five years. The two programs are BIS/MS in Human Resource Development and BIS/MS in Software Engineering.
Villanova can’t help itself. It promises students that learning will be a lifelong project, and it makes good on its word whenever alumni return to campus. read more
Mike Bambrick ’16 CPS appreciates a talented rival. Growing up in “Orange” country, the Syracuse, N.Y., native and basketball fan admired what the Wildcats stood for on and off the court. read more
Can a world-class university become magical? As I celebrate my first anniversary at Villanova I can attest that this university has its own type of magic. read more
Recap of 2016 CPS Awards and Convocation Ceremony read more
We’ve reached the end of the academic year and the completion of your degree program. I remember approaching the end of a degree program feeling as if a heavy weight had fallen off my shoulders. Relief – pride – accomplishment – sadness. read more
Our Cats are national champions and I would love to talk with you about it…once my voice returns from screaming the team on to victory. The Pavilion literally rocked the night of the game, and I rocked right along with the crowd. Somehow I feel even more a Villanovan after sharing that amazing experience with the Villanova community. read more
Villanova, Pa. – Villanova University has announced the creation of a new Institute for Women’s Leadership with a $5 million gift from Anne Welsh McNulty ’75 (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners and former member of the Villanova Board of Trustees. read more
As we prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, let’s ponder to what degree do you believe presidents Washington and Lincoln are still relevant to us? read more
The College of Professional Studies introduced the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) program in Fall 2015. The program, which is approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, is built for students interested in enhancing their counseling career by providing recovery support services to those individuals dealing with dependencies. The CRS works peer-to-peer to identify needs and connect participants with the required available resources. In doing so, this community-based service intends to reduce the risk of relapse. read more
Deborah J. Tyksinski, PhD, dean of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Villanova University, was awarded with the Emeritus Honor by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY). read more
The College of Professional Studies is thrilled to congratulate Brian Donegan, a part-time studies student pursuing his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. Brian received this award after demonstrating academic potential and financial need. read more
In Rick Anthony’s professional life, he’s often called the “Connector” because of his extensive network which has benefitted hundreds of people, including many of his students. “I’ve just been on the planet a long time,” he quips. Founder and Managing Director of The Anthony Group, Inc., a management consulting firm, and founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, a venue for early stage ventures and angel investors, Anthony is also a published author, TV host and successful entrepreneur. read more
July 23, 2015 -Douglas Allen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, an adjunct faculty member for the HR certificate programs for over 23 years, received a prestigious award at the 2015 SHRM Awards. Allen, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Cooper Health System, was named “HR Person of the Year,” a significant and widely respected accomplishment within the human resources community. read more
June 5, 2015 - As part of an independent study course, several students from the College of Professional Studies traveled to a technology club at Julia De Burgas Middle School in North Philadelphia to mentor and teach over twenty students introductory computer science skills. read more
This spring, The College of Professional Studies (CPS) welcomed our first class of online part-time undergraduate students. The inaugural class of the online undergraduate degree is an important and exciting step forward for CPS, and an opportunity for adults around the country—with commitments such as careers and families—to complete their degree through Villanova University. read more
April 27, 2015 - Gailynne Ferguson earned her Paralegal certificate from Villanova University in 2006, and the certification has influenced her career in a multitude of ways since that time. read more
Q&A: Deborah J. Tyksinski, PhD, Dean of Villanova University College of Professional Studies
Source: Philadelphia magazine
More Adults Than Ever Are Returning to the Classroom—And It’s Paying Off in a Big Way
Source: Philadelphia magazine
For Adults Looking to Advance Their Careers, There’s an Alternative to a Second Degree
Source: Philadelphia magazine
CPS 2010 BIS in Information Systems Alum, Jim Tate, Promoted to Vice President of Client Services at Vitalyst
Source: Vitalyst Press Release
Radnor woman, 57, graduates Villanova University, makes film despite health crisis Source: Main Line Media News