The CUNY School of Professional Studies offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as certificate, advanced certificate, and professional non-degree programs geared to adults who are looking to change or advance in their careers.

Many of our academic programs are offered in a fully online format. An online course is as rigorous, informative, and rewarding as one taught in a classroom, our use of emerging technology and interactive formats create a unique experience. Additionally, all of our programs are taught by highly respected faculty who are considered to be experts in their fields and have considerable online education experience.

Our undergraduate degree programs are for students who have already earned 24 or more credits at a previous accredited institution and want to finish their degree. 

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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A glimpse into the life of an Online student

Meet our Faculty

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Jenna Coplin

Program Administrator, Museum Studies/Research Administration and Compliance

Lilly Mathew

Associate Professor, Nursing Informatics

Claudine Campanelli

Higher Education Coordinator/NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

Edwin Knox

Associate Professor and Academic Director, Online Business Programs

Farida Lada

Academic Director, Research Administration and Compliance

Elizabeth Alsop

Academic Director, Communication and Media, Liberal Studies

Sarah Zeller-Berkman

Academic Director of Youth Studies Programs at CUNY SPS and Director of the Intergenerational Change Initiative, JFK Jr. Institute

Christopher Vine

Academic Director, Applied Theatre

Carla Marquez-Lewis PhD

Academic Director, Psychology

Margaret Reilly

Academic Director, Nursing

Ellen Karl

Academic Director, Health Information Programs

Jennifer Sparrow

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Mariette Bates

Academic Director, Disability Studies

Bonnie Oglensky

Academic Director, Sociology and Human Relations Programs

Arthur O'Connor

Distinguished Lecturer, Academic Director of Data Science and Information Systems

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In the News

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Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of the BA in Communication and Media and BA in Liberal Studies programs, published an article titled "The Question of James's Speech: Consensual Talk in The Ambassadors" in the Narrative.
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