College of

Professional Studies

PURSUE THE NEXT YOU.

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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

ASSOCIATE'S

Pursue an Associate of Arts degree, offering the utmost flexibility to explore your areas of interest.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Attain immediately applicable skills and industry-recognized credentials.

BACHELOR'S

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

100% ONLINE

Join the Villanova community from anywhere in the world with our 100% online programs.

CERTIFICATES

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

CUSTOM CORPORATE

Partner with CPS to deliver customized training for your organization.

THE CPS EXPERIENCE

 

 

NEWS

A class at CPS

Why Partnering with an Educational Institution Can Help Fill Your Company’s Skill Gaps

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.

MARCH 9, 2022

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Robert Brickhouse

Student Spotlight: Robert Brickhouse '22 shows that persistence is instrumental

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.

JANUARY 12, 2022

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Michael DiMaio

Student Spotlight: Michael DiMaio '23 is a veteran dedicated to serving others

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.

JANUARY 19, 2022

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Ronell Smith

Student Spotlight: Ronell Smith '21 is creating change through education

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.

JANUARY 26, 2022

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OUR STORIES

These are the stories of CPS students, driven to Pursue the Next You.