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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, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or a certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers. 

Led by CUNY’s nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, our undergraduate and graduate, certificate, and non-degree workforce development 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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96%

Students taking courses online

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73%

CUNY undergrads graduate debt free

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37%

Students that work full-time

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96%

Gen Ed courses are zero textbook cost or low-cost

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7,000+

Certificates and degrees awarded

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Academic advisement for undergrads

CUNY SPS is ranked #11 in the Nation on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs list.

U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs Badge

Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the U.S.’s top online schools annually, CUNY SPS has emerged as a nationwide leader in online education. Our renowned and affordable online programs ensure that busy working adults may fulfill their educational goals on their own time and schedule.

News


CAEL CPL Equity Award 2024 Seal

The School was recognized for its innovative Jump Start admissions program. 

Two female CUNY SPS faculty pose with female graduating nursing student at nursing convocation ceremony

Nearly 200 nursing graduates earning their bachelor's and master's received nursing pins during a moving and heartfelt ceremony.

Photo of CUNY SPS Psychology Professor Dr. Jill Johnson

 Dr. Jill Johnson was presented with the award, which officially recognizes CUNY SPS adjunct faculty and comes with a $1,000 prize.

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