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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.
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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.
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."
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.
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.