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Commitment to Excellence
SCPS remains committed to addressing pressing issues through the work of our centers, networks, and specialized services. We achieve this through:
DePaul's motto, "I will show you the way of wisdom," guides our journey. We diligently adhere to this motto, leveraging our understanding of adult learners' lives to ensure that learning extends beyond the classroom, seamlessly integrates into the workplace, and continues throughout life. Whether you choose traditional on-campus classes, online learning, or credit for prior learning, lifelong learning leads to a transformative impact in professions, communities, and personal lives, and we strive to manifest this transformation in each of our students.
The culture at SCPS emphasizes experiential learning and solution-driven outcomes and caters to a diverse range of learning styles and interests through comprehensive program design. Our community is designed with the adult learner in mind, allowing for personalized academic journeys that commence when you are ready, while we champion your success. There is a place for all nontraditional learners, and that place is
Our students are not just academically successful but also engage in unique opportunities such as Intensive Study Abroad Courses, Domestic Travel Experiences, Career Communities, Peer Mentorship, and support networks such as the Adult Men of Color Initiative.
Once again, welcome to DePaul University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where online learning and flexible modalities are integral to our mission, and congratulations on embarking on your new academic adventure.
Tatum Thomas, PhD