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The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides top-ranked online 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 complete a 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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98%

Gen Ed courses are zero textbook cost or low-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.

U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Online Programs Badge

News


Purple ribbon highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness Month

CUNY and New York City are commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021 with several events.

2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Poster featuring map of United States with graphics of people

CUNY SPS is commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month with events that explore how accessibility has shifted during COVID.

Smiling Black Muslim Woman Watching Webinar on Laptop

The “Navigating Academia for First-Generation College Students” webinar focused on making the non-intuitive aspects of higher education more accessible.

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