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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ACCELERATED 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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NEWS

Innovation and creativity have always been desirable traits, positively impacting the ability of organizations to be forward-thinking and successful. But, in the global context of the 21st century, they have now become essential, according to a number of surveys of company leaders, including Fortune 500 executives. Developing these traits is also the basis for a new online course, “Cultivating Innovation and Creative Thinking in the Workplace.”

New Course Teaches How to Bring Fresh Thought, Energy and Progress to the Workplace

Innovation and creativity have always been desirable traits, positively impacting the ability of organizations to be forward-thinking and successful. But, in the global context of the 21st century, they have now become essential, according to a number of surveys of company leaders, including Fortune 500 executives. Developing these traits is also the basis for a new online course, “Cultivating Innovation and Creative Thinking in the Workplace.”  

MAY 22, 2019

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Mike Palladino, a professor in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) and Head, Agile Center of Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, has given dynamic presentations all over the globe on using Agile to adapt project management for the fourth industrial revolution. As an instructor, he brings the same interactive teaching methods and individual attention to his classes.

Mike Palladino Teaches Project Management for the Future Around the Globe and in the Classroom

Mike Palladino, a professor in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) and Head, Agile Center of Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, has given dynamic presentations all over the globe on using Agile to adapt project management for the fourth industrial revolution. As an instructor, he brings the same interactive teaching methods and individual attention to his classes.

MARCH 21, 2019

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College of Professional Studies (CPS) students Vince Amabile and Priscilla Holmes were recently inducted into the Tau Phi Chapter Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. To receive this honor, inductees must have earned a minimum of 12 credits in history, maintained a minimum 3.1 GPA in history courses, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must be ranked in the top 35% of their class.

Two CPS Students Inducted into History Honor Society

College of Professional Studies (CPS) students Vince Amabile and Priscilla Holmes were recently inducted into the Tau Phi Chapter Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. To receive this honor, inductees must have earned a minimum of 12 credits in history, maintained a minimum 3.1 GPA in history courses, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must be ranked in the top 35% of their class.

DECEMBER 19, 2018

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Principles of Fundraising is a non-credit course in the College of Professional Studies taught unlike any other program we offer—through a team approach. Four faculty members teach the course, all of whom have significant experience in the fundraising and development field. Instructor Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE, a Philanthropy and Governance Consultant explains, “This is an opportunity for students to hear four unique perspectives on fundraising and enables us as faculty to teach in the areas in which we have the greatest expertise."

A Unique Team Approach to Teaching Fundraising

Principles of Fundraising is a non-credit course in the College of Professional Studies taught unlike any other program we offer—through a team approach. Four faculty members teach the course, all of whom have significant experience in the fundraising and development field. Instructor Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE, a Philanthropy and Governance Consultant explains, “This is an opportunity for students to hear four unique perspectives on fundraising and enables us as faculty to teach in the areas in which we have the greatest expertise."

OCTOBER 24, 2018

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