The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way 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 over 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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Students taking courses online

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CUNY undergrads graduate debt free

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Students working full-time

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Gen Ed courses with zero textbook cost

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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.


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.

Statement of Accreditation Status (PDF).

Consumer Information for Prospective and Current Students.


Upcoming Events

Online Information Session: Advanced Certificate in Project Management

We invite you to learn more about the Advanced Certificate in Project Management by joining our upcoming online information session. 

2019 SPS Commencement Ceremony

Celebrate the academic achievements of the class of 2019.

On Campus Information Session: Bachelor's Degree Programs

Join us for an information session to learn more about our online and campus Bachelor's Degree programs, including information on learning online, advisement, and the application process.                 


The CUNY School of Professional Studies and the New-York Historical Society today announced a partnership to offer an online Master of Arts in Museum Studies, which will immerse students in the theory and practice of museums. 

New York, NY – April 12, 2019 – The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is honored to announce that Alison Stewart will deliver this year’s Commencement keynote to the

CUNY SPS is proud to announce that alumna Romona Betton was recently selected to serve on the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) New Graduate Leadership Committee.

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