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.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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

BACHELOR'S

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

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Discover programs and courses focused on immediately applicable skills and industry-recognized credentials.

ALL CPS PROGRAMS

Browse all of the programs CPS offers to discover what meets your needs.

100% ONLINE PROGRAMS

Wherever you live, join the Villanova community by earning a degree or completing a non-credit program entirely online.

THE CPS DIFFERENCE

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ABOUT THE COLLEGE

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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STUDENT ADVISING AND SUPPORT SERVICES

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ADMISSIONS

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COLLEGE EVENTS

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VETERANS AND MILITARY-CONNECTED STUDENTS

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CORPORATE TRAINING

 

 

NEWS

For adult students, the journey to a degree can be long — and rewarding

IN THE NEWS | For adult students, the journey to a degree can be long — and rewarding

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Dean Christine Palus and Kellie Miles CPS '20 were featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the resiliency of adult students and the additional challenges they have faced & overcome during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JUNE 22, 2020

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Building the Leadership Skills That Matter

For Philadelphia native Corey Stephens, a deep desire to motivate people and inspire them towards excellence was the driving force behind his decision to enroll in Villanova’s College of Professional Studies.

JUNE 16, 2020

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Online Learning 101: Everything You Need to Know Before You Enroll

IN THE NEWS | Online Learning 101: Everything You Need to Know Before You Enroll

Philadelphia Magazine

A Philadelphia Magazine sponsored article that highlights the quality and rigor of online courses and programs offered at Villanova University this summer.

MAY 15, 2020

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Looking for an Innovative Way You Can Help Migrants and Refugees?

IN THE MEDIA | Looking for an Innovative Way You Can Help Migrants and Refugees?

Philadelphia Magazine

A Philadelphia Magazine sponsored article about Villanova's new 100% online Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) certificate program. This new program starting Fall 2020 seeks to help transform the legal services experience for migrants and refugees.

JANUARY 29, 2020

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