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 and alumni are saying


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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."
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Yesbelt Fernandez

BA in Communication and Media

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

BS in Business

"...many of the principles and policies learned in my coursework have lent a hand in increasing my job duties, as well as expand my career prospects.”
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Romona Betton

BS in Health Information Management

"CUNY SPS provided me the opportunity to broaden my scope within the [health care] field. This has helped me be more versatile in my career and is still helping me today in shaping my career path.”

In the News


Birth of a Teacher: A Special CDA® Program at CUNY SPS
Shontae Ferguson-Pryce was determined to attend her graduation.
Shontae dreamed of standing onstage with the 46 other students who'd earned their Child Development Associate (CDA®) Credentials from the City University of New York School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS).
The Mandarin Duck Is AWOL. Enter the Hudson River Beaver.
The New York Times
Dr. George Jackman, professor of the general education course Nature of New York and the senior habitat restoration manager for the environmental organization Riverkeeper, was quoted in this article about the rare sighting of a beaver in the Hudson River.
Duubar Villalobos: Why I am back to school after 16 years
At The End of the Day
"At The End Of The Day" podcast interviews Online MS in Data Science student Duubar Villalobos regarding his decision to return to school after a 16 year gap.

Online Learning at CUNY SPS