About

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor’s degree, advance from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and progress in the workplace or change careers. 

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, our programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

CUNY SPS at a glance

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97%

Students taking courses online

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8 out of 10

CUNY undergrads graduate debt free

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45%

Students that work full-time

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92%

Gen Ed courses with zero textbook cost

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4,000+

Certificates and degrees awarded

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Academic advisement for undergrads

The School's growth has been remarkable. Launching twenty-four degrees since 2006, our enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. We serve thousands more who are enrolled in our non-degree and grant funded workforce development programs. In addition, CUNY SPS has a growing and active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to our current students.

CUNY SPS is ranked in the top 2% of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs list.

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News


The youth studies program hosted its annual Community & Youth Organizing Speaker Series in January, with three talks that were shaped by current events.

The CUNY SPS MA in psychology is kicking off its Spring 2021 installment of the Day in the Life series on February 23 with a talk by Dr. Casey Smith.

The Journal of Teaching Disability Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by the CUNY SPS disability studies program, published its second issue.

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