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Postbaccalaureate Studies

Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies Postbaccalaureate programs offer motivated students with bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to advance their knowledge and achieve their academic goals as part of Columbia University’s community. Rigorous undergraduate and graduate courses in more than 100 subject areas offer students the opportunity to study with Columbia’s distinguished faculty alongside matriculating degree candidates. Working closely with advisors at the School of Professional Studies, postbaccalaureate students develop a dynamic plan tailored to their backgrounds and academic goals, drawing from options ranging from highly structured to extremely flexible.

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Attend a session about the Postbaccalaureate Studies program. Dates to be announced.

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100+ More than 100 areas of study
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15+ Advanced Certificates and Certifications of Professional Achievement available
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65+ Individuals 65 and older can join the Lifelong Learners Auditing Program
Program Highlights
Program Options Application Requirements Course Format Time Commitment
University Courses

Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited American or foreign university required

Tailored to individual backgrounds and academic goals

Varies depending on academic pursuits. Can be highly structured or extremely flexible

Who should apply:

Motivated students with bachelor’s degrees who are looking to advance their knowledge and pursue their goals as part of Columbia University’s community.

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As admissions to our program are highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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* International students are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. Please note that it is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, you must enroll in the full-time option (12 credits per term), if available, and study on campus.