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School of Professional Studies

 

 

Empowering. Experiential. Adaptive.

Compassionate. Responsive.

Prior Learning
Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) gives students in the School of Professional Studies the opportunity to earn credit for life experiences, training, certification, or licensure—bringing you one step closer to completing your degree.

Undergraduate
Degree-Completion

Our fast, convenient, affordable programs are designed with working professionals in mind. Finish your bachelor’s degree in digital marketing, nursing, business, nonprofit, counseling, criminal justice, or organizational leadership.

Graduate Degree

The master of arts in counseling psychology prepares graduates for careers as culturally competent professional counselors in a variety of settings. Upon program completion, students will be eligible to apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

A Word from the Dean

The School of Professional Studies at North Park University empowers degree-completion and graduate students through a supportive environment, flexibility, and adaptable programs that address current market needs. Our Christ-centered environment and dedicated faculty and staff meet students where they are with grace and support to enable the achievement of personal, academic, and career success.

From the Dean

When Can I Start?

Classes Start Every 7 Weeks

NEXT SESSIONS BEGIN:

May 14, 2018   − or −   July 5, 2018

All classes take place over a 7-week period (quad). Some program start times may vary.  Call 773-244-4577 for full schedule details.

Registration deadline: May 7, 2018

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Information Session

One of the best ways to learn about The School of Professional Studies is to attend an information session. We hope to see you soon!

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Be equipped with practical
skills to help you achieve
more and advance faster
in your career.

Innovative Programs for Your Future

The perfect program for your future. With six innovative programs to choose from, SPS offers the degree you need to excel in the career you want. Every one of our majors will equip you with practical skills and help you to achieve more and advance faster in any professional field.

Tailored to Fit Your Life

Flexibility is built into everything we do. Our programs are designed to let you balance the demands of work, family, and school. With classes starting every two months and seven-week accelerated courses that meet just one night per week—or online—we’ll fit right into your life.

Transfering Is Easy

You can get your transcripts evaluated for free by sending your transcripts to our Admissions Department for an unofficial evaluation. This will give you a good idea of where you can start in the degree-completion program. By transferring credits and studying part-time, the average SPS student completes their degree in 2 years.

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Faculty & Staff

You are a real person with a real life. You need a college that treats you like one. We strive to understand and support each of our students with grace. Our faculty and staff will learn your story, address your practical questions and concerns, and help you find a path that works regardless of the barriers you may face.

FACULTY   STAFF

“I needed flexibility with my work and family. I took evening classes and finished in 18 months. Having a degree has opened up a lot of doors. It also opened the door for a new passion…”

Video: Charlie Culotta ’15

Provides you with opportunities for growth through relationships, curriculum, and self-reflection.

Nimble, innovative, and agile programs advance you into the marketplace.

School of Professional Studies Viewbook

Take a quick look at some facts about the School of Professional Studies.

Getting Started With the School of Professional Studies

Finding your fit at North Park is straightforward, and we’ll be here to help you along the way. Here are the three most important steps.

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Apply

We admit students on a rolling basis, so it’s never too early (or too late) to start your application.

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Keeping college affordable is as important to us as our expert faculty, vibrant community life, and student success. Use our tools for a basic estimate, including scholarships and financial aid options.

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