College of

Professional Studies

PURSUE THE NEXT YOU.

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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.

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

Villanovans at the Capitol

CPS Student and Staff Among Villanovans Honoring National Recovery Month At Event in Washington, DC

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.

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

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Matt Carluzzo teaching a course within the paralegal program

The CPS Paralegal Professional Certificate Program Provides a Pathway to a Career in Law

In an ever-changing job market, diving into a new industry or career path can feel daunting. That can feel especially true in an industry with a high barrier to entry that can feel like entering another world.  For those looking to kickstart a career in the legal profession, beginning as a paralegal is a logical first step, yet even that step can feel monumental.  The Paralegal Professional Certificate program at Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) seeks to help prospective paralegals and legal aids make that leap and do so rather quickly. 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

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Michelle Pistone teaching VIISTA

"It changed my life": The Impact of the VIISTA Program

In the most recent issue of One With Magazine, a publication from the Sisters of St. Joseph, Diane Maguire detailed her experience with the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) program, how it prepared her to advocate for migrants in need of aid, and the emotional response she felt during those experiences.

AUGUST 17, 2022

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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

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OUR STORIES

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