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.

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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.

Accreditation

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


RHIT/RHIA Certification Exam Prep Session

This interactive one day seminar serves as a supplement to your review of competencies as you prepare to sit for the RHIT/RHIA certification exam. 

On Campus Information Session: Bachelor's Degree Programs

At CUNY SPS, we have undergraduate degree programs for students who have already earned 24 or more credits at a previous accredited institution.

Six Second Fieldwork: Making Videos and Doing Online Research on the Vine App

How do you conduct research about contemporary culture and human behavior on a social media site? What do we learn from our individual engagement and collective interaction on digital platforms?

News


The CUNY Multi-Campus Alumni Training & Networking Event takes place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

In an effort to encourage community and advance instruction in the field of disability studies, Dr. Mariette Bates, academic director of disability studies at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), along with her colleagues at CUNY and other institutions across the country, have announced the publication of the Journal of Teaching Disability Studies (JTDS).

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.

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