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Health Guidance

Masking is strongly recommended in all indoor settings. New students and faculty and staff are required to sign an updated version of the Columbia Community Compact. Learn more.
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Financial Resources

Resources for Master's Degree Students

We want to make sure that the cost of your continuing education and professional studies do not stand in the way of your goals. Visit Financial Resources for master's degree students to learn about outside funding sources, work-study, funds for U.S. military veterans, and more. 

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Spencer Scholarships

The Spencer Educational Foundation offers individual scholarships worth up to $10,000 per year for insurance professionals who are simultaneously working full-time and taking online and/ or part-time classes to earn a master's degree. Visit Spencer's website for more information and to apply. 

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SPS Fellowships

The School of Professional Studies provides a limited amount of merit-based fellowship funding to new students each year. Merit-based fellowship funding is assessed on the basis of the application submitted for admission. No fellowship application is required and no supplementary materials may be submitted for consideration. All admitted applicants are considered for merit-based fellowship awards during the admissions cycle.

Spencer Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following winners of the Spencer Education Fund Scholarship. Spencer grants scholarships to full-time students pursuing a master’s degree or pre-dissertation Ph.D. students.