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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ACCELERATED PROGRAMS

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STUDENT INFORMATION

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ADMISSIONS

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LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

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SUMMER SESSIONS

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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

NEWS

Mike Palladino, a professor in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) and Head, Agile Center of Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, has given dynamic presentations all over the globe on using Agile to adapt project management for the fourth industrial revolution. As an instructor, he brings the same interactive teaching methods and individual attention to his classes.

Mike Palladino Teaches Project Management for the Future Around the Globe and in the Classroom

Mike Palladino, a professor in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) and Head, Agile Center of Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, has given dynamic presentations all over the globe on using Agile to adapt project management for the fourth industrial revolution. As an instructor, he brings the same interactive teaching methods and individual attention to his classes.

MARCH 21, 2019

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College of Professional Studies (CPS) students Vince Amabile and Priscilla Holmes were recently inducted into the Tau Phi Chapter Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. To receive this honor, inductees must have earned a minimum of 12 credits in history, maintained a minimum 3.1 GPA in history courses, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must be ranked in the top 35% of their class.

Two CPS Students Inducted into History Honor Society

College of Professional Studies (CPS) students Vince Amabile and Priscilla Holmes were recently inducted into the Tau Phi Chapter Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. To receive this honor, inductees must have earned a minimum of 12 credits in history, maintained a minimum 3.1 GPA in history courses, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must be ranked in the top 35% of their class.

DECEMBER 19, 2018

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Principles of Fundraising is a non-credit course in the College of Professional Studies taught unlike any other program we offer—through a team approach. Four faculty members teach the course, all of whom have significant experience in the fundraising and development field. Instructor Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE, a Philanthropy and Governance Consultant explains, “This is an opportunity for students to hear four unique perspectives on fundraising and enables us as faculty to teach in the areas in which we have the greatest expertise."

A Unique Team Approach to Teaching Fundraising

Principles of Fundraising is a non-credit course in the College of Professional Studies taught unlike any other program we offer—through a team approach. Four faculty members teach the course, all of whom have significant experience in the fundraising and development field. Instructor Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE, a Philanthropy and Governance Consultant explains, “This is an opportunity for students to hear four unique perspectives on fundraising and enables us as faculty to teach in the areas in which we have the greatest expertise."

OCTOBER 24, 2018

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Add value to your future! Learn about our undergraduate degree completion programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, and professional on-campus and online non-credit certificate programs during our Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Speak with program directors and current students and get answers to your questions about financial aid, application requirements, deadlines and more. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

Graduate and Adult Education Open House Set for Tuesday, Oct. 23

Add value to your future! Learn about our undergraduate degree completion programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, and professional on-campus and online non-credit certificate programs during our Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Speak with program directors and current students and get answers to your questions about financial aid, application requirements, deadlines and more. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver. 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

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