Columbia University New York - School of Professional Studies

Columbia University New York - School of Professional Studies

Top reasons to study here

  • SPS attracts students from around the world who are driven to move their careers, communities and industries forward.
  • SPS students benefit from market-forward programs that close the gap between what employers demand and what graduates are equipped to deliver.
  • SPS graduates are in demand at all levels and in all sectors of the professional world, where they advance existing fields and pioneer emerging ones.

Master's Programmes

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  • Since 1995, the School of Professional Studies and its forebears have administered and developed innovative programs to fulfill a diverse array of inquisitive students’ needs and desires.
  • Originally named the Division of Special Programs, professional education at Columbia began with several non-degree programs, one overseas program, the Summer Sessions, Summer High School Programs.


  •  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. 

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