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Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Prospective Students

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Learn more about exceptional learning opportunities at SPS

Students in the School of Professional Studies are an integral part of the Northwestern community. They learn in innovative, flexible programs on campus and online. The school collaborates closely across the University to share students, faculty, and resources, building networks on the Chicago and Evanston campuses and beyond. Our students regularly praise the school for the faculty’s real-world career expertise, high-quality coursework, and Northwestern’s distinguished worldwide reputation. Explore admission requirements, student stories, and academic programs to prepare for your application.


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Choose from a wide range of master's degree, bachelor's degree, and certificate programs.
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Online Programs

SPS online courses combine the best aspects of online technology with the interactivity of the classroom in a format designed to work with students' busy schedules.
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About SPS

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies students are part of a unique and distinguished University community that's been a core part of Northwestern's mission for more than 80 years.
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The SPS admissions office is available to help you through the application process.
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Information Sessions

SPS hosts information sessions throughout the year in order to provide prospective students with information related to specific academic programs.

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Veteran Services

SPS is dedicated to providing a positive and encouraging environment that engages and supports our military students as they pursue their academic and professional goals.
Stephanie Kang

It was incredibly important for me to maintain my professional experience while I went to school. Northwestern gave me the most flexibility and the best-rounded coursework, so I knew I’d be able to learn what I wanted to on a timeline that accommodated my busy schedule. ”

Stephanie Kang, MS in Global Health ('16)
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