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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.

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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U.S. News & World Report has ranked the CUNY School of Professional Studies 16th 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 third straight year.

John Mogulescu, founding dean of the CUNY SPS, was honored by the New York City Workforce Development Board (WDB) in a farewell ceremony after 20 years of service.

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