About the College of Professional Studies

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Mission Statement

The 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.  

Grounded in the Augustinian mission and core values of Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas, CPS celebrates the diversity and creativity of all members of our academic community, and seeks to inspire global citizenship, professional excellence, and lifelong learning.

CPS embodies Villanova’s enduring commitment to provide access to academic excellence, and offers premier, relevant, and innovative programs, taught by an engaging faculty of scholars and practitioners.



  • We strive to provide a purposeful, transformative, and results-driven education for students at all stages of their lives.
  • We are committed to a supportive and collaborative educational experience. We want our students to feel empowered and emboldened.
  • We will be a preeminent hub for innovative professional programming.
  • Our curriculum is designed to be focused, responsive, and nimble, drawing inspiration from evolving workforce and career trends.





The Villanova Difference in the College of Professional Studies includes such elements as: our alumni network; competitive tuition; personalized advising; flexible and accelerated course options; and a Villanova education built for professionals.


Alumni Network

As part of the Villanova community, you join a powerful and engaged network of over 125,000 alumni across the globe. Students are encouraged to utilize Career Services, as well as University tools such as Handshake.

Competitive Tuition

Tuition and fees for evening courses through CPS are offered at a lower rate. A variety of financial aid and scholarship options are available.

Personalized Advising

Every student is assigned a dedicated CPS adviser who is available to meet in person, over the phone, or via email to assist in choosing courses and progressing through the program.

Flexible and Accelerated Course Options

Adult students demand flexibility and CPS delivers. Our programs are available part time, full time, on campus, online or in hybrid formats. Evening, weekend and accelerated FastForward courses allow education to fit seamlessly into our students' busy lives.

A Villanova Education, Built for Professionals

As a nationally recognized and respected University, a degree or certificate from Villanova enhances your resume and helps you stand out to employers.