Academics

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. 

Meet our Faculty


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Jenna Coplin

Program Administrator, Museum Studies/Research Administration and Compliance

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Lilly Mathew

Associate Professor, Nursing Informatics

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Claudine Campanelli

Director of Career Services and Higher Education New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

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Edwin Knox

Associate Professor and Academic Director, Online Business Programs

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Farida Lada

Academic Director, Research Administration and Compliance

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Elizabeth Alsop

Academic Director, Communication and Media, Liberal Studies

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Sarah Zeller-Berkman

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

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Christopher Vine

Academic Director, Applied Theatre

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Carla Marquez-Lewis PhD

Academic Director, Psychology

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Margaret Reilly

Academic Director, Nursing

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Ellen Karl

Academic Director, Health Information Programs

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Jennifer Sparrow

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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Mariette Bates

Academic Director, Disability Studies

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Bonnie Oglensky

Academic Director, Sociology and Human Relations Programs

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Arthur O'Connor

Distinguished Lecturer, Academic Director of Data Science and Information Systems

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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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