College of

Professional Studies


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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.



Pursue an Associate of Arts degree, offering the utmost flexibility to explore your areas of interest.


Attain immediately applicable skills and industry-recognized credentials.


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


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


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


Partner with CPS to deliver customized training for your organization.





the dais on stage at the CPS Night of Celebration

College of Professional Studies Celebrates Class of 2022 with Awards and Honors

Amidst celebrations for the graduates of the class of 2022, Villanova University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) honored its students who excelled in the classroom in pursuit of their degrees. This spring, CPS honored a total of 62 students, with 51 of those students earning a bachelor's degree, 2 students earning an associate's degree, and 9 students earning a credit-bearing certificate.

Several students were honored with additional awards and recognition, based on their academic standing or overall performance during their time with CPS.

MAY 26, 2022

Dan, Jim, and Margaret Duffy at commencement

Three Matching Graduation Caps: Duffy Family Celebrates Three Graduates in the Class of 2022

At commencement ceremonies around the globe every year, wide-smiling students in caps and gowns are congratulated by proud parents. Very rarely, however, are the students’ parents donning a matching cap and gown, graduating at the same time.

That’s exactly what happened to the Duffy family, as husband and wife Jim and Margaret Duffy earned their degrees from Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies at the same ceremony as their son Daniel.


JUNE 2, 2022

Athletic Director Mark Jackson

Want to Become a Better Leader? Villanova’s Athletics Leadership Summit is Here to Help

Looking to start or further a career in sports management? Or looking to bring the Wildcat attitude to your company or organization?

The Villanova Athletics Summit is a two-day event created by Villanova Athletics and the College of Professional Studies, hosted inside Finneran Pavilion and featuring leadership, management and life lessons from key members of the Wildcat team.

JUNE 1, 2022

Michael DiMaio

Student Spotlight: Michael DiMaio '23 is a veteran dedicated to serving others

For some adult college students, going back to school is driven by career interests. For others, it becomes a life changing experience. Michael DiMaio epitomizes the second group.

DiMaio is a veteran who overcame a variety of obstacles before finding his way to the College of Professional Studies at Villanova University. Now he is on track to graduate in May of 2023, poised to take new steps in his career, prepared to continue operating a non-profit organization he founded, and ready to capitalize on a new outlook on life.

JANUARY 19, 2022



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