Programs at the School of Professional Studies

Pursue English language study, master’s degrees, certificates, or develop your own course of study.



The School of Professional Studies offers professional master’s degrees, certificates, the visiting student program, executive education, nine levels of English language instruction, and high school programs in New York City, Barcelona, the Middle East, and Beijing.

The American Language Program (ALP) offers courses year-round. For the availability and educational background required for other School of Professional Studies programs and offerings, consult this chart.

Click on an option below to learn more.

= online option*      = on campus

    Starting Term  
  Fall Spring Summer
English Language Programs      
American Language Program      
Master’s Degree Programs      
Actuarial Science      
Applied Analytics      
Narrative Medicine      
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution      
Nonprofit Management      
Sports Management      
Sports Management/Global Sports Law      
Strategic Communication      
Sustainability Management      
Technology Management      
Graduate Preparation      
Graduate Foundations      
Individual Courses      
Fall and Spring Courses      
Summer Courses      
Visiting Student Programs      
Undergraduate Visiting Students      
Graduate Visiting Students      
Can be completed in one term or more, depending on course path      
Business ◦ ■ ◦ ■ ◦ ■
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology      
Graduate Foundations      
Human Rights      
International Relations      
Sustainability Analytics      
Sustainable Finance      
Sustainable Water Management      
UN Studies      
Require more than one term to complete      
Actuarial Science      
Advanced Business ◦ ■ ◦ ■ ◦ ■
Quantitative Study for Finance      
Business Offerings for undergraduates or recent graduates      
Business Edge      
Business Practice      
Business Plus      
Seminars for Business Executives      
Strategic Communication: International Perspectives      
High School Students      
High School Summer Programs      

* International students studying on the Columbia University campus on a student visa may enroll in one online class each semester.