CUNY - School of Professional Studies

United States

About CUNY - School of Professional Studies

Since its founding in 2003, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) has become one of the City University of New York’s fastest growing schools, with over 200 adjunct and full-time faculty members, nearly 2,000 students enrolled in degree programs and credit bearing courses, and thousands more in non-credit courses and programs. Drawing on CUNY’s nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, CUNY SPS offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs, including CUNY’s first fully online degree programs.cuny_school_of_professional_studies1.jpg

The School is home to the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies and the Off-Campus College.

  • The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies serves the educational, policy and research needs of unions and their members. The Institute provides a gateway to higher education by offering comprehensive information and academic support services that help union members attain their educational goals. It also serves as an academic resource on issues of concern to the labor movement and publishes New Labor Forum, a national journal of analysis and debate.
  • The Off-Campus College offers working students access to a college education by providing workplace related, credit-bearing courses and certificates.

cuny_school_of_professional_studies2.jpgCUNY SPS Online Programs
The Online Baccalaureate
The Online Baccalaureate offers the opportunity to complete an accredited, rigorous degree program on a schedule that fits into a busy schedule. Majors include Business, Communication and Culture, Health Information Management and Sociology. For more information on this program, visit

Online M.S. in Business Management and Leadership
The Online Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership provides a broad business education that focuses on the fundamentals of business management as well as critical skills in leadership. Its fully online delivery makes the program available to those outside the reach of traditional instruction, and allows working adults the opportunity to immediately put classroom theory into practice. For more information on this program, visit

Other Programs at CUNY SPS


In addition to these online programs, CUNY SPS offers a wide variety of in-person degree and certificate programs on both the graduate and undergraduate level. Subject areas include Adult Learning, Applied Theatre, Disability Studies, Health Care Administration, Immigration Law, Project Management and Youth Studies. As SPS continues to grow it commits itself to aligning the education it offers with the current needs of its students, always intent on making that education timely, relevant and powerfully useful.

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