College of

Professional Studies


PURSUE THE NEXT YOU.

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Villanova’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) provides an academically rigorous education to high achieving adults who are balancing educational and professional aspirations with life’s commitments.

Firmly believing that life experience is the kindling to the brightest futures, we offer learners of all ages an academically challenging and collegiate educational experience that is transformative.

Through a variety of education pathways, CPS enables students to enrich their lives, enhance their value in the workplace and pursue new careers.

Make today the day to change course, pivot to an alternate adventure, become who you've always said you'd become.

EXPLORE CPS PROGRAMS

ASSOCIATE'S

Pursue an Associate of Arts or Science degree, offering flexibility to explore your areas of interest.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Attain immediately applicable skills and industry-recognized credentials.

BACHELOR'S

Explore full-time, part-time, on campus, online and hybrid degree options, including evening and accelerated courses.

100% ONLINE

Join the Villanova community from anywhere in the world with our 100% online programs.

CERTIFICATES

Learn if a certificate is right for you, including undergraduate and post-baccalaureate options.

CUSTOM CORPORATE

Partner with CPS to deliver customized training for your organization.

THE CPS EXPERIENCE

 

 

NEWS

An afghan refugee

IN THE NEWS | Two university programs help Afghan refugees stay in the U.S. permanently: ‘It’s challenging to start all over again’

As many Afghan refugees struggle for answers in their legal effort to stay in the Unite States, the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) program helps train new legal advocates to help those in need. This article from the Baltimore Sun spotlights the program's impact and potential to help those struggling.

JANUARY 11, 2023

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Dr. Susan Looney and Dean Palus

Villanova University's College of Professional Studies announces new transfer agreement with Reading Area Community College

Villanova University's College of Professional Studies is excited to announce a new agreement with Reading Area Community College, opening the door for RACC grads to join the CPS community.

"This new transfer agreement between Reading Area Community College and Villanova University College of Professional Studies is an exciting step forward,” says Christine Kelleher Palus, dean of the College of Professional Studies. “Every day in CPS we strive to allow greater access to a rigorous Villanova education, and we are thrilled to welcome RACC graduates to our community of learners."

JANUARY 10, 2023

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CPS Brings Together VIISTA and Paralegal Programs Together for Career-Building Event

Villanova's College of Professional Studies (CPS) recently hosted Legal Professional Development Day, inviting students from each of its law-focused certificate programs to learn more about the legal field and potential careers in the industry. Students from Villanova's Paralegal Professional Certificate and the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) programs are both invested in finding or furthering careers in the legal profession.

At the event, held at The Inn at Villanova, students from both programs were led through a day of panel discussions and networking opportunities, driven in part by their shared interest in the legal field.

OCTOBER 20, 2022

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Villanovans at the Capitol

CPS Student and Staff Among Villanovans Honoring National Recovery Month At Event in Washington, DC

September is National Recovery Month, a key time for reflection and action for many members of our community. Several Villanovans, including members of the College of Professional Studies (CPS), took part in a recent event in Washington, DC to highlight substance abuse awareness and solutions in the higher education environment.

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

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OUR STORIES

These are the stories of CPS students, driven to Pursue the Next You.