About

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor’s degree, advance from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and progress in the workplace or change careers. 

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, our programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

CUNY SPS at a glance

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97%

Students taking courses online

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8 out of 10

CUNY undergrads graduate debt free

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45%

Students that work full-time

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92%

Gen Ed courses with zero textbook cost

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4,000+

Certificates and degrees awarded

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Academic advisement for undergrads

The School's growth has been remarkable. Launching twenty-four degrees since 2006, our enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. We serve thousands more who are enrolled in our non-degree and grant funded workforce development programs. In addition, CUNY SPS has a growing and active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to our current students.

CUNY SPS is ranked in the top 2% of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs list.

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CUNY SPS students charter a chapter of Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi), the international honors society for high-achieving students with disabilities.

Elizabeth Rubel cap and gown graduation photo

CUNY SPS is proud to recognize the inaugural class of the MA in museum studies program with a special celebration on June 1.

Javern Wilson, MS in Data Science

The Black Student Union, a new student club at CUNY SPS, ended its first year with an inspiring Commencement celebration.

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