Online Learning

There are many benefits to choosing an online bachelor's or master's degree or certificate program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS).  Our students have the flexibility to take classes at any time to work around their own schedules while earning a CUNY quality online degree or certificate. Our online learning environment supports classwork and research in any location with internet access, giving our students the opportunity to complete their programs anywhere in the country, or the world.

Additionally, our low cost in state tuition rate is available to all students, regardless of where they live. And, the faculty at CUNY SPS are skilled educators and practitioners in their fields who are experienced in teaching their courses in an online environment.

Our online learning environment takes full advantage of emerging education technologies and interactive formats, offering students the opportunity to connect with their instructors and classmates in a number of ways including email, discussion boards, blogs, ePortfolios, and instant messaging.

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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Test Flight

Find out what it’s like to be an online student at CUNY SPS by registering for a free one-week simulation of our online learning platform called Test Flight. As a participant, you’ll learn about key skills that contribute to success as an online learner and will also:

  • Experience being a student in an online class
  • Learn what it would be like to communicate with your professor and your peers online
  • Practice engaging content and submitting work in an online classroom
  • See how professors offer guidance, feedback, and support online
  • Discover resources that would be available to you as an online student at CUNY SPS

Online Learning: Getting Started

what our students are saying


Stephen Ippolito

MA in Disability Studies

"The next step in my journey is to use the knowledge I have acquired to become an advocate for people with disabilities. I will continue volunteering at the Lions Club to help others become independent and successful. In the near future, I would like to start an organization to better assist people with disabilities."

Yesbelt Fernandez

BA in Communication and Media

"Getting a foundation in developing a communication strategy with different audiences is something I want to explore."

Linda Yau

MS in Disability Services in Higher Education

" At this point, I can say that online degree programs appear to be the new frontier of exploring and experiencing academic achievement for people who are working professionals."

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