PURSUE THE NEXT YOU.
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
It’s no secret that workplace dynamics have changed over the past few years. In addition to a transition to remote work, the skills required to perform a given job at a high level are constantly in flux.
At colleges like Villanova’s CPS, businesses that have a need for custom education and training for their employees will receive hands-on consulting and implementation of classes and programs that fill the skill gaps they’ve identified.
When Robert Brickhouse first came to Villanova as a teenager in 1992, he never would have guessed that he’d still be working toward his degree 20 years later. When the realities of life got in the way, Robert had to step back from his education, but has remained determined to earn his degree and is on track to do so next May.
For some adult college students, going back to school is driven by career interests. For others, it becomes a life changing experience. Michael DiMaio epitomizes the second group.
DiMaio is a veteran who overcame a variety of obstacles before finding his way to the College of Professional Studies at Villanova University. Now he is on track to graduate in May of 2023, poised to take new steps in his career, prepared to continue operating a non-profit organization he founded, and ready to capitalize on a new outlook on life.
Ronell Smith is on the precipice of earning her degree, a journey that has been years in the making. Her foray into higher education started 27 years ago in community college and will conclude at the end of this fall’s semester, exactly where she always planned on completing her bachelor's degree.