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
Immigrant and refugee cases are flooding immigration courts, but there aren’t enough legal defenders to handle the load. A new program hopes to fill that void with advocates — not lawyers.
Talar Kaloustian has been teaching English to those whom English is a second language for over fifteen years and all around the world, from Prague to Philadelphia. Growing up, Kaloustian lived in many countries because her native Lebanon experienced unrest. She had the challenge of learning to integrate into the new communities she found herself, an experience she has carried with her that now helps her connect with students who find themselves in similar positions.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dean Christine Palus and Kellie Miles CPS '20 were featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the resiliency of adult students and the additional challenges they have faced & overcome during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Philadelphia native Corey Stephens, a deep desire to motivate people and inspire them towards excellence was the driving force behind his decision to enroll in Villanova’s College of Professional Studies.