About

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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97%


Students taking courses online

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7 out of 10


CUNY undergrads graduate debt free

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45%


Students working 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.

2019 U.S. News Best Online Programs badge

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 University Center of CUNY's Graduate School and University Center. 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: BS in Health Information Management

Join this online information session to learn more about the BS in Health Information Management online degree program.

Online Q&A Session: Bachelor's Degree Programs

Join us for this online Q&A session to learn more about our bachelor's degree programs.

Online Information Session: BA in Psychology

Join this online information session to learn more about our BA in Psychology online degree program.

News


The CUNY School of Professional Studies’ Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Jennifer Sparrow and Professor Dr. Judit Török were recently published in the edited collection, High-Impact Practices in Online Education: Research and Best Practices.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the CUNY School of Professional Studies 15th in the nation for the quality of its online bachelor’s degree programs, putting it in the top 5 percent of all ranked institutions for the second straight year.

The application period for CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator, a professional development program for aspiring leaders in NYC cultural organizations, developed in part by CUNY SPS, the program is designed for mid-level staff working at non-profit cultural organizations that receive DCLA funding.

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