College of

Professional Studies

WELCOME

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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

ASSOCIATE'S

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

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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

BACHELOR'S

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

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Discover programs and courses focused on immediately applicable skills and industry-recognized credentials.

ALL CPS PROGRAMS

Browse all of the programs CPS offers to discover what meets your needs.

100% ONLINE PROGRAMS

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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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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STUDENT INFORMATION

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ADMISSIONS

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COLLEGE EVENTS

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SUMMER SESSIONS

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CORPORATE TRAINING

NEWS

Looking for an Innovative Way You Can Help Migrants and Refugees?

IN THE MEDIA | Looking for an Innovative Way You Can Help Migrants and Refugees?

Philadelphia Magazine

A Philadelphia Magazine sponsored article about Villanova's new 100% online Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) certificate program. This new program starting Fall 2020 seeks to help transform the legal services experience for migrants and refugees.

JANUARY 29, 2020

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Boost Your Résumé in Less Than 3 Days at These 5 Local Bootcamps

IN THE MEDIA | Boost Your Résumé in Less Than 3 Days at These 5 Local Bootcamps

Philadelphia Magazine

A Philadelphia Magazine sponsored article featuring five upcoming short courses and bootcamps running through the spring semester at Villanova University. Course topics include human resources, project management, leadership and management.

JANUARY 6, 2020

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What It’s Like Going Back to School in Your 30s — And Beyond

IN THE MEDIA | What It’s Like Going Back to School in Your 30s — And Beyond

Philadelphia Magazine

A Philadelphia Magazine sponsored article featuring two current College of Professional Studies students, John Weinberger and Nick Langan. It is always the right time to go back to school to complete your bachelor's degree. Transformation has no age limit.

DECEMBER 11, 2019

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Villanova University Announces Launch of New Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training Program for Immigrant Advocates

Villanova University Announces Launch of New Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training Program for Immigrant Advocates

Villanova University has announced the launch of a new online program to educate and train individuals to advocate for and serve migrants and refugees. This program—Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA)—will cover migration from an interdisciplinary perspective, preparing advocates to provide support, including legal assistance, to migrants and refugees.

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

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College is not just for young students | Opinion

IN THE MEDIA | College is not just for young students | Opinion

Philadelphia Inquirer

Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, Dean of Villanova's College of Professional Studies authored an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighting the unique motivations of and opportunities for adult students returning to school.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

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