College of

Professional Studies

WELCOME

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The College of Professional Studies provides a Villanova education to intellectually curious, engaged and experienced adults who must balance life commitments and ambitions.

High-rigor, high-touch, high-flex, high-tech. CPS offers learners of all ages an academically challenging and collegiate educational experience that is transformative.

CPS students can chart their course along three distinct pathways: undergraduate degree completion programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, and professional on campus and online non-credit certificate programs.

Each of these pathways leads to opportunities for students to enrich their lives, enhance their value in the workplace and pursue new careers. CPS provides the academic community to support students and assist them in reaching their individual goals.

EXPLORE CPS PROGRAMS

BACHELOR'S

Explore full-time, part-time, on campus, online and hybrid degree options, including evening and accelerated courses.

CERTIFICATE

Learn if a certificate is right for you, including undergraduate and post-baccalaureate options.

NON-CREDIT

Discover a wide range of non-credit courses focused on immediately applicable skills and industry-recognized credentials.

100% ONLINE

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUMMER SESSIONS

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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

NEWS

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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After more than 15 years in the financial services industry at some of the area’s leading venture capital firms and hedge funds, Eden S. Braun, SPHR, SHRM-CP, decided to blaze a new trail. Starting the journey into a second career can be intimidating, but for Eden it was the right decision. “You know you love HR when you enjoy reading about it and learning new things even when you’re not working. It’s not just my career, it’s my passion.”

Following Your Passion in Human Resources

After more than 15 years in the financial services industry at some of the area’s leading venture capital firms and hedge funds, Eden S. Braun, SPHR, SHRM-CP, decided to blaze a new trail. Starting the journey into a second career can be intimidating, but for Eden it was the right decision. “You know you love HR when you enjoy reading about it and learning new things even when you’re not working. It’s not just my career, it’s my passion.”

AUGUST 29, 2018

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After spending more than 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, Marjorie Yuschack, MBA, CMA, utilized her vast amount of experience to coach students in the Certified Management Accountant program to find success in their careers. Whether preparing for CMA certification exams or simply becoming more knowledgeable in the field, Yuschak finds joy in "seeing the lightbulb go off."

Faculty Spotlight: Marjorie Yuschak—Certified Management Accountant Program

After spending more than 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, Marjorie Yuschak, MBA, CMA, utilized her vast amount of experience to coach students in the Certified Management Accountant program to find success in their careers. Whether preparing for CMA certification exams or simply becoming more knowledgeable in the field, Yuschak finds joy in "seeing the lightbulb go off."

AUGUST 15, 2018

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