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School for Continuing and Professional Studies
DePaul University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is an internationally acclaimed leader in adult education.

SCPS offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs designed to meet the needs of working adults and professionals. SCPS lets students combine the practical and imaginative to satisfy their goals and dreams in an education that is self-directed. An adult student has distinct needs when it comes to a earning a degree. One of those needs is flexibility.

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If You Have Some or No College Credit

Consider our newest degrees in Business Adminstration, Computing, Healthcare Administration, and Decision Analytics. Use a combination of transfer course work, SCPS courses, and work/life experience to complete your degree. Click here​ for more info.

If You Have an Associate Degree*

Consider our accelerated degree-completion programs. Attend class on campus one night a week, and take other courses online. All admitted students in these programs automatically qualify for a scholarship, and you may qualify for additional financial aid. * or 66 semester hours applicable to the degree program (based on review of transfer credit)

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Our Graduate Degree​ programs are customized for working adults. Instead of trying to fit into a curriculum, you can adapt and create a program that capitalizes on your existing knowledge and adds the specific skills and insights you need, guided by our expert faculty members.

If You Have a Professional Certification

Earn undergraduate and graduate credit for specific professional certifications from:

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Combined Bachelors and Masters

If grad school is part of your plan, you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s in a condensed timeline with a combined degree program.​


Choose from a wide range of certificates and courses across several disciplines.
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