CUNY School of Professional Studies

SPS Sign 2014

119 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
212.652.CUNY (2869)

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(212) 652-CUNY (2869)

In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers.


The School is home to the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies and the Off-Campus College.

The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies offers educational opportunities to union members to meet their career advancement and personal growth needs. It also serves as an academic resource on issues of concern to the labor movement and publishes New Labor Forum, a national journal of analysis and debate.

The Off-Campus College offers working students access to a college education by providing workplace related, credit-bearing courses and certificates.

Since then, SPS has developed into a well established school serving New York City’s dynamic marketplace through the provision of timely, innovative and academically rigorous programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs. Home to CUNY’s first fully online degrees and groundbreaking Master’s degree programs, SPS has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY’s mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies.

Drawing on CUNY’s nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners , the School’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs, advanced and undergraduate certificate programs, and professional development courses provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater participation in social institutions, and new ways to meet the constant need to upgrade knowledge.

As SPS continues to grow it commits itself to aligning the education it offers with the current needs of its students, always intent on making that education timely, relevant and powerfully useful.

Programs Offered


Graduate Degree Programs:

  • Applied Theatre
  • Business Management and Leadership (online program)
  • Disability Studies
  • Labor Studies

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

  • Business (online program)
  • Communication and Culture (online program)
  • Health Information Management (online program)
  • Sociology (online program)

Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificates:

  • Adult Learning: Program Design and Facilitation
  • Coaching in the Organizational Context
  • Disability Studies
  • Health Care Administration
  • Imaginative Learning through Aesthetic Education
  • Immigration Law (classroom and online program)
  • Labor Studies
  • Management
  • Organizational Studies
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Youth Studies

Undergraduate Certificates:

  • Business Communication
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Education Foundations
  • Financial Studies
  • Health Care Administration
  • Labor Studies
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Nonprofit Fundraising and Development
  • Organizational Studies
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Understanding How Adults Learn

Credit Courses:

  • Aesthetic Education
  • Children’s Program Administrator Credential
  • Seminars on Science

For more information, please contact us by phone at (212) 652-CUNY or by e-mail at

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College Contacts

General Information

(212) 652-CUNY(2869)


Admissions, Registrar, Bursar & Financial Aid Offices
101 West 31st Street, 9th Floor

Administrative & Student Services Offices 365 5th Avenue, Suite 3300


Otilia Abraham
Associate Director of the Admissions and Academic Advisement Center
101 West 31st Street


Felix Huertas
Financial Aid and Student Support Specialist
101 West 31st Street