College of

Professional Studies

WELCOME

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The College of Professional Studies provides a Villanova education to intellectually curious, engaged and experienced adults who must balance life commitments and ambitions.

High-rigor, high-touch, high-flex, high-tech. CPS offers learners of all ages an academically challenging and collegiate educational experience that is transformative.

CPS students can chart their course along three distinct pathways: undergraduate degree completion programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, and professional on campus and online non-credit certificate programs.

Each of these pathways leads to opportunities for students to enrich their lives, enhance their value in the workplace and pursue new careers. CPS provides the academic community to support students and assist them in reaching their individual goals.

EXPLORE CPS PROGRAMS

BACHELOR'S

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

CERTIFICATE

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

NON-CREDIT

Discover a wide range of non-credit courses focused on immediately applicable skills and industry-recognized credentials.

100% ONLINE

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUMMER SESSIONS

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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

NEWS

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The Value of the CMA Program Is More Than the Credential

Like many young professionals, Paul Hilliard was looking for a way to stay up to date in his field and find a way to move himself higher up the corporate ladder. He put in the work and reaped the rewards.

APRIL 26, 2018

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Return to Class Without Leaving Your Life: How These Adult Students Are Navigating Higher Ed

Two students in the College of Professional Studies' newest major, Administration and Management, talk about career, work-life balance and the ways in which CPS allows them to thrive.

JANUARY 9, 2018

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More Adults Than Ever Are Returning to the Classroom—And It’s Paying Off in a Big Way

Going back to school doesn’t necessarily mean you need another degree. Certificates and industry-recognized credentials are additional ways to demonstrate your commitment to learning and expertise in a specific area.

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

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Alumni Spotlight: Dave Kaplowitz '15 CPS

Dave Kaplowitz expertly used his bachelor's degree in Information Systems to land his dream job with big data company Palantir Technologies, in Palo Alta, Calif.

OCTOBER 11, 2017

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