Available On Campus, Hybrid, Online.
(Does not require an undergraduate degree.)

Do you have what it takes to be an effective leader? Villanova has designed the Certificate in Leadership for individuals who wish to acquire a formal education in leadership. This program caters to individuals interested in securing careers in management as well as those who work in small businesses or are self-employed, and a bachelor's degree is not required for acceptance into the program, but credits fully apply toward CPS degree programs.

Consisting of 2 required courses (6 credits) and 3 electives (9 credits) for a total of 5 courses (15 credits), you have the ability to tailor your elective courses to your individual career and/or personal goals. Our students in the leadership certificate hail from many different industries and have a wide range of career aspirations. Pursue the next you with an exceptional leadership education from Villanova.



Requirements for the Certificate in Leadership:

Visit the Admissions webpage to view all admissions requirements. Once you have reviewed the process and requirements, you may apply to your program of interest.

All students, faculty and staff who will be on campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, visit the University's Vaccine Info webpage.


FastForward 2 Deadline - October 12
Spring Deadline - January 10

College of Professional Studies

800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 103
Villanova, PA 19085

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

Read the Notices for Distance Education Students

BIS vs. BA

The primary difference between a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is the core curriculum that must be completed for each.

Students completing the BIS degree follow a 45-credit core curriculum. This provides more flexibility and choices in selecting classes.

Students completing the BA degree follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 50-credit core curriculum, which includes foreign language courses and science courses with a lab.