School of Professional Studies

Don’t just be in your chosen field; stand out in it. That’s the Peace advantage.

Meeting the educational needs of adult students with jobs and other obligations is central to our mission at William Peace University. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to finish what you started previously, our School of Professional Studies offers accelerated degree programs with flexible schedules designed for busy adults like you. Enroll in a degree program or take courses to meet your own personal or professional goals. With six start dates per year and a low tuition of $325 per credit hour, now is the time to take the next step.

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Our accelerated adult learning program allows you to be flexible with your schedule, while still finishing your degree on time

Adult & Professional Studies At-a-Glance

What's the recipe for WPU student success? A skills-enhancing core curriculum, individual attention from dedicated faculty and lots of hands-on experience in your major.

Our SPS students work together in a collaborative community
#7
Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice (Best College Values)
#14
Best Online School in NC (Accredited Schools Online)
$325
Per Credit Hour
SPS Student, Matt Pool '16
“Earning my bachelor’s degree at WPU was vital for my career and in becoming the Garner Fire Chief. As a full-time working adult, I valued the 7-week course format and convenience of evening classes. One of the most memorable classes was a leadership class, which taught me that leadership styles are a lot like golf clubs. Using the same club for every shot is ineffective on the course, it takes the entire bag of clubs to be successful.”
Matt Poole ’16
B.S. Business Administration

Programs of Study

Accelerated programs are focused on relevant skills and outcomes to help you meet your career goals quickly.

Study Business Administration at WPU
Bachelor of Science
Prepare for the business world, taking the tools you learn at WPU to become an effective, problem-solving leader and manager
Study Criminal Justice at WPU
Bachelor of Arts
Protect and serve your community by learning the skills to analyze, understand, and outwit the criminal mind
Explore SPS at WPU
Bachelor of Arts
The Wake County Public School System is one of the best in NC, where there is virtually always a need for well-prepared, committed teachers
Explore Leadership & Nonprofit Administration
Bachelor of Science
Coming fall of 2018. Explore the nonprofit industry by gaining leadership positions with charitable organization, social welfare institutions, churches, hospitals and more
Explore liberal studies at WPU
Bachelor of Arts
Step outside the confines of the typical classroom experience. Choices and flexibility allow you to build your own curriculum
Study Marketing at WPU
Bachelor of Arts
Whether you’re designing ad campaigns for a promising start-up or conducting market research for one of the world’s largest corporations, when it comes to Marketing – the sky is the limit
Study Psychology at WPU
Bachelor of Arts
Study human behavior and unlock the door to the mind through a degree in Psychology from WPU
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WPU offers online classes and degrees - perfect for the adult professional

Earn your degree completely online with SPS at WPU

Learn on Your Terms

We understand; busy adults require flexible scheduling. How about Evening or Saturday Classes on campus? Or online classes – or a combination? Is online education right for you?

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