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Academics

The CUNY School of Professional Studies academic programming offers bachelor's and master's degrees, certificate and advanced certificate programs, and professional non-degree programs to adults.  All of our academic programs are taught by highly respected faculty, who have considerable professional experience in their fields.

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; and, our use of emerging technology and interactive formats make for a unique experience. Our rich online learning environment offers students the opportunity to interact with instructors and classmates in a number of ways, including video, discussion boards, blog, ePortfolios, and instant messaging.

Affirming its role as a leader in online education, CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 8% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. Of the institutions listed, CUNY SPS ranks 1st in New York City and 2nd in New York State. Our degree programs have also been recognized by several other ranking organizations. ValueColleges.com ranked the MS in Data Analytics degree program 15th in the nation in its Top 50 Best Value Online Big Data Programs, and the MS in Business Management and Leadership degree program was ranked 20th in the 50 Best Value Master’s in Management Programs. The BA in Sociology degree program was ranked 1st in the nation by BestSchools.org in its Best Online Bachelor of Sociology Programs.