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
JOY IN THE JOURNEY: Shelby Myers '23 CPS found her passion for helping others after tragedy
Shelby Myers learned through a family tragedy that every moment is precious, and that the beauty and joy is in the journey itself; not just the destination. Shelby's career path took a dramatic change, and through her education at Villanova University College of Professional Studies, Shelby was perfectly positioned for a fresh start.
CAREER CLIMBER: Madison DeWispelaere '22 CPS used her degree and professional education opportunities to kickstart her career
Madison DeWispelaere, a member of the class of 2022, is an ambitious young student and her journey to a degree took her career and her entrepreneurial spirit to new heights.
“I want other people in my age demographic that have had a non-traditional path to not have any shame,” she said. “It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey. You should absolutely pursue it and pursue it with pride."
INSPIRED SUCCESS: Alice Ford '23 CPS juggles the night shift, Dean's list, and helping her community
For many of the adult students in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies, it can feel like adding schoolwork to life’s many other commitments will fill all 24 hours in the day. For Alice Ford, who is set to graduate from CPS this May, at times that has been the case.
Alice works full time at The Inn at Villanova, working overnight throughout the week as a Night Auditor. She also owns her own business, volunteers her time to help educate teenagers in the city of Philadelphia, and is active in her church community.
Villanova University's College of Professional Studies announces new transfer agreement with Reading Area Community College
Villanova University's College of Professional Studies is excited to announce a new agreement with Reading Area Community College, opening the door for RACC grads to join the CPS community.
"This new transfer agreement between Reading Area Community College and Villanova University College of Professional Studies is an exciting step forward,” says Christine Kelleher Palus, dean of the College of Professional Studies. “Every day in CPS we strive to allow greater access to a rigorous Villanova education, and we are thrilled to welcome RACC graduates to our community of learners."