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, advance from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or 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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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

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.

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


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to announce that Nadine Martin, a marketing executive, has been appointed to serve on the CUNY SPS Foundation Board of Directors.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to commemorate Disability Pride Month, an annual observance in July designed to recognize and celebrate all people with disabilities, with an event organized by the School’s Abilities and Resources Committee.

In a sign of continuing commitment to the disability community, a number of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) participated in the 11th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference.

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