Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
As a graduate of Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, you are part of a growing community of peers in a diverse set of professional fields and academic disciplines. Alumni join our nationwide, and increasingly global, alumni network. In this network, you’ll make connections with fellow alums and gain access to program-specific resources which include annually updated labor statistics and marketplace trends, as well as career-focused webinars and special events. We encourage you to get involved in order to develop and maintain relationships with alumni who possess similar interests and access the benefits this network can offer you.
SPS is enmeshed in many parts of the University — sharing faculty members, creating innovative programs, and setting the standard for higher education for adults. SPS alumni become part of a network of more than 230,000 Northwestern graduates who have made pioneering contributions to materials science, nanotechnology, economics, the humanities, and more.
Continuum — the SPS magazine
Explore Continuum, the magazine of Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. This issue includes stories about SPS alum Kristen Scotti's work with NASA and freeze-casting experiments, author and faculty member Stuart Dybek, and a range of other stories highlighting the SPS community.
SPS Launches Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies offers a unique post-graduate educational opportunities to master's degree-holders. Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study are designed to give professionals with one or more advanced degrees the opportunity to gain new skills, build expertise in new areas, stay current with technology and industry advances, and earn a new credential by completing a targeted four-course sequence. Find out more.
We’re Grateful for Our Alumni
For many of our deserving undergraduate students, the State of Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides essential financial aid. But with gridlock in Springfield and no state budget, no grants are being awarded this term—threatening many students’ ability to earn their degree. Thanks to our generous alumni and the resources of the Annual Fund, SPS is offsetting the MAP grants and providing nearly $100,000 to 26 SPS students.