Mission and Vision Statement


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online, classroom-based and customized programs of study that are responsive to the needs of our students and our city, focusing on fields as well as forms of teaching, learning, and scholarship that highlight innovation, personal and social progress, and opportunities for careers and service.


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), grounded in CUNY’s tradition of access and academic excellence, is dedicated to being the University’s premier school for adult learners.  Adapting to the needs of our students across a growing range of fields and sectors, we expand CUNY’s ability to address the demands of evolving workplaces and disciplines.  With core values of responsiveness and quality, and as the University’s leader in online learning, we will continue to introduce new opportunities that expand the possibility and promise of public education, and position our students to grow personally, excel in the workplace, and enrich their communities.