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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
FROM VILLANOVA MAGAZINE: Villanova’s newest college is based on one of the University’s foundational principles: meeting the unique needs of students at every stage of their educational journey. The College of Professional Studies, established in 2014, builds on a more than century-long commitment to adult learners.
Villanova University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) has added two full time faculty members, Alexis Coulter, PhD and Therese DeVries Narzikul, MBA, MSN, CRNP. These additions in th Fall 2023 semester will allow CPS to build a stronger academic community and offer students a richer, more evolved learning experience.
Villanova University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) offers a program designed to train paralegals, with two distinct modalities: a part-time online program and a full-time in person offering. In the spring of 2024, the full-time day program is being amended to offer greater access to the program for a wider group of potential students.
Additionally, the spring cohort of the Paralegal Professional Certificate program will, for the first time, be open to applicants who have achieved an associate's degree. Previously, the program required a bachelor's degree (and the part-time evening program will continue to do so).
Villanova University Selected to Join Grant-Funded Pilot Consortium Fueled by UPCEA to Expand Pathways to Education
UPCEA, the online and professional education association, announced the selection of ten institutions, including Villanova University, to be part of a small pilot consortium fueled by UPCEA’s “Building Capacity, Expanding Pathways: Accelerating the Growth of Credential Innovation in Higher Education” project. The project aims to facilitate and expedite the adoption of scalable business and program models by colleges and universities, supporting the development and delivery of noncredit, short-term credentials to local, regional, or statewide businesses.