College of

Professional Studies

WELCOME

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

High-rigor, high-touch, high-flex and high-tech, CPS offers learners of all ages an academically challenging and collegiate educational experience that is transformative.

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

EXPLORE CPS PROGRAMS

ASSOCIATE'S

Pursue an Associate of Arts degree, offering the utmost 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

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IN THE NEWS | Meet VIISTA: The Program Training Non-Lawyers to Represent Migrants in Court

Ms. Magazine

Six out of every 10 migrants appear in immigration court without a lawyer, yet are 12 times more likely to be granted relief when they have representation. Villanova law professor Michele Pistone is meeting this need—and revolutionizing the immigration legal system—with her program that trains non-lawyers to represent migrants in court.

JULY 23, 2021

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IN THE NEWS | New Villanova University certificate equips educators with the latest online Learning Design and Technology skills

Philadelphia Business Journal

Villanova University’s new fully online certificate in Learning Design and Technology is a non-credit program created by two professionals at Villanova with over 30 years of combined experience in the field of instructional design and technology — Andy-Guoqiang Cui, Ph.D., associate director for eLearning Pedagogy and Ankit Desai, MS, director of Learning Technologies.

MAY 18, 2021

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CPS Awards Medallion of Academic Excellence to Three Extraordinary Students

On Tuesday, May 5, during the College of Professional Studies’ Annual Awards and Graduate Recognition Event, three of the college’s highest achieving students were honored with the 2021 Medallion of Academic Excellence. Brittni Jones, Erica Howard, and Robert Lyons were each awarded for their exemplary performance in their pursuit of their Bachelor’s degrees.

MAY 11, 2021

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From a Fishing App to Million Dollar Philanthropy Efforts, Ryan Oakley ’21 CPS Seeks to Change the World

Ryan Oakley ’21 CPS is the type of person you speak to, even for a short time, and you can just feel his passion to change the world. In small ways, in big ways, in all the ways.

Graduating this May with a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies in organizational development and management, Ryan now has the educational foundation, the skills and the network to fuel his passions. An excellent student, Ryan was named the student speaker at this year’s CPS Annual Awards Dinner, which recognized and honored him and all of his fellow graduates.

MAY 8, 2021

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