Message from the Dean

I'm delighted to welcome you to the website of the School of Professional Studies. SPS offers a broad array of graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs, including outstanding online degree programs and customizable education programs for industry, government, labor, and educational organizations. Whether you are a practicing professional looking to advance your career, a graduate student building on or developing new areas of expertise, an undergraduate student defining your professional goals, or an adult returning to school to complete a degree, SPS offers educational programs that will prepare you for a world of possibilities.

Our flexible approach to education resonates with today's 21st century students and professionals. SPS maintains the knowledge and skill sets that meet and anticipate the demands and opportunities of the marketplace and our rapidly changing world. Our curriculum is developed and reviewed frequently to ensure that our programs are relevant and that our students are developing the critical thinking skills and global awareness necessary for success in a vast array of fields. We are also committed to making sure you can balance your education and your life: our online degree programs are designed to enable students to maintain work and family commitments while achieving their educational goals.

However, our School's greatest resource is its people. As a part of the country's largest urban university, SPS is able to draw on faculty and academic programs from the 20-plus colleges and professional schools of the City University of New York. Our professors enjoy world-class reputations for their research and teaching, and their accomplishments enrich their classes and their interactions with students. They are vibrant professionals who excel at the subjects they teach and understand how to make both in-class and online learning clear and collaborative.

As the need for a flexible approach to education has increased, SPS has expanded its portfolio of programs. With the help of a caring faculty, we have created an institution where students can explore new ideas and discover their own capabilities, and even have some fun along the way. I hope you will take the time to explore our website and the exciting opportunities that we offer, and I hope that what you find here will encourage you to pursue your own dreams, and to consider joining our learning community.

John Mogulescu
Dean, School of Professional Studies