CUNY School of Professional Studies

Category: Tier 1 research institution | State: NY

About CUNY School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish a bachelor's degree, earn a master's degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers. Affirming its role as a leader in online education for all, CUNY SPS was ranked 13th in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report's list of the 2018 Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs for Veterans. Of the institutions listed, CUNY SPS ranks 1st in New York State.

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Why you should attend?

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) understands that knowledge gained outside the classroom is extremely valuable. As a result, we offer a number of Credit for Prior Learning opportunities that make it possible for military service members to earn credit for previous education, work experience, and learning outside the classroom. Transfer credit, portfolio evaluation, examination, and/or credit for non-collegiate learning, including pre-evaluated military courses and credentials, can earn students up to 90 credits toward a Bachelor's degree.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


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A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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