PURSUE THE NEXT YOU.
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
Villanova University President's Report: Michael Palladino, Faculty Spotlight
Michael Palladino has established a global reputation over the last three decades as a thought leader in Agile methodology and an authority on project management. An adjunct professor with Villanova’s College of Professional Studies and sought-after keynote speaker who has presented for audiences in more than three dozen countries, Professor Palladino has taught thousands of business leaders and decision-makers strategies to strengthen teamwork, increase production and optimize efficiency in projects.
Villanova University President's Report: Tina Agustiady, Faculty Spotlight
Since joining the College of Professional Studies in 2015, Professor Agustiady has shared this knowledge and expertise with thousands of professionals in a wide range of industries. She has seen her students use Lean Six Sigma to drive significant business impact—from major manufacturing corporations and financial-service firms to the US government and nationally recognized health care facilities. “The applications are endless,” says Professor Agustiady. “It starts with knowledge transfer and building a leadership culture that empowers and encourages people to identify areas for improvement."
CAREER CLIMBER: Madison DeWispelaere '22 CPS used her degree and professional education opportunities to kickstart her career
Madison DeWispelaere, a member of the class of 2022, is an ambitious young student and her journey to a degree took her career and her entrepreneurial spirit to new heights.
“I want other people in my age demographic that have had a non-traditional path to not have any shame,” she said. “It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey. You should absolutely pursue it and pursue it with pride."
INSPIRED SUCCESS: Alice Ford '23 CPS juggles the night shift, Dean's list, and helping her community
For many of the adult students in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies, it can feel like adding schoolwork to life’s many other commitments will fill all 24 hours in the day. For Alice Ford, who is set to graduate from CPS this May, at times that has been the case.
Alice works full time at The Inn at Villanova, working overnight throughout the week as a Night Auditor. She also owns her own business, volunteers her time to help educate teenagers in the city of Philadelphia, and is active in her church community.