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

The winners of the Paralegal Distinguished Student Award

College of Professional Studies Honors Recipients of the Paralegal Program’s Distinguished Student Award

At the end of the spring semester, the Paralegal Professional certificate program within Villanova’s College of Professional Studies awarded two of its outstanding participants with the Paralegal Distinguished Student Award. Among students studying in the Part-time Evening Program, completed online over a nine-month period, Patricia Milnamow was awarded. Christine Pratt was honored among the program’s Full-Time Day Program.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

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Professor Michele Pistone at her desk

IN THE NEWS | Meet VIISTA: The Program Training Non-Lawyers to Represent Migrants in Court

Ms. Magazine

Six out of every 10 migrants appear in immigration court without a lawyer, yet are 12 times more likely to be granted relief when they have representation. Villanova law professor Michele Pistone is meeting this need—and revolutionizing the immigration legal system—with her program that trains non-lawyers to represent migrants in court.

JULY 23, 2021

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IN THE NEWS | New Villanova University certificate equips educators with the latest online Learning Design and Technology skills

Philadelphia Business Journal

Villanova University’s new fully online certificate in Learning Design and Technology is a non-credit program created by two professionals at Villanova with over 30 years of combined experience in the field of instructional design and technology — Andy-Guoqiang Cui, Ph.D., associate director for eLearning Pedagogy and Ankit Desai, MS, director of Learning Technologies.

MAY 18, 2021

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CPS Awards Medallion of Academic Excellence to Three Extraordinary Students

On Tuesday, May 5, during the College of Professional Studies’ Annual Awards and Graduate Recognition Event, three of the college’s highest achieving students were honored with the 2021 Medallion of Academic Excellence. Brittni Jones, Erica Howard, and Robert Lyons were each awarded for their exemplary performance in their pursuit of their Bachelor’s degrees.

MAY 11, 2021

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OUR STORIES

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