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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8 out of 10


CUNY undergrads graduate debt free

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45%


Students that work full-time

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88%


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

Institutional Highlights

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

 

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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News


CUNY SPS is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious Adult Learner Impact Award from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for 2019.

As part of the CUNY-wide celebration of Veterans Day, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) pays tribute to the past or present military personnel who make up a vital part of our community.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies hosted its 6th Annual Scholarship Reception on October 23, to celebrate the academic achievements of its 2019-2020 scholarship recipients and thank the generous donors. 

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