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, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance 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.

The School's growth has been remarkable. Launching twenty-two degrees since 2006, our enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to 3,300 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 at a glance

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97%


Students taking courses online

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7 out of 10


CUNY undergrads graduate debt free

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45%


Students that work full-time

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86%


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

CUNY SPS is ranked in the top 5% of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs list.

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Institutional Highlights

Learn more about our student enrollment trends, non-credit programming, and personnel data by viewing the 2017 CUNY SPS Institutional Profile.

Accreditation

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is part of the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Its programs are registered by the New York State Education Department: Office of Higher Education and Professions, Cultural Education Center, Room 5B28 Albany New York 12230; Telephone (518) 474-5851; www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html. The Graduate School and University Center is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.

The Graduate School and University Center is embarking on its re-accreditation effort by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

 

News


The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that Christopher Vine, academic director of the MA in Applied Theatre degree program, has received the 2019 Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that college credit will be granted to students who complete the Google IT Support Professional Certificate

As a university whose mission is steeped in diversity and social justice, the City University of New York has a rich history of involvement with the LGBTQ rights movement.