Skip navigation Jump to main navigation

Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
Close alert
Lion statue

Mission

Columbia University's School of Professional Studies is committed to providing diverse, innovative programs to enable students to succeed in their educational and professional development. Our programs utilize Columbia University’s leadership in research and education to deliver flexible traditional and nontraditional programs to meet students where they are in their lives. SPS is dedicated to enabling access to education in order to create a richer and more equitable society. 

Vision

The School's programs are offered in multiple formats: from online asynchronous degree programs that enable full-time professionals to continue their development to intensive in-person programs that enable students to immerse themselves in their studies. Our programs serve high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, and the University’s neighbors at every stage of their personal and professional lives. Our Student Life and co-curricular programs ensure that students are able to access career coaching and development, special events and programs, and a wide array of clubs. The Academic Affairs division ensures programs draw on the latest research to ensure our students are equipped to innovate across sectors, and mobilizes distinguished practitioner adjunct faculty to translate research into practice.