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Earn a College Degree from William Peace University’s School of Professional Studies

For working adults, every day is a busy day. Between professional responsibilities and personal obligations, it can feel overwhelming to even consider enrolling in a college degree program. But it doesn’t have to be that way. William Peace University’s School of Professional Studies is designed especially for working adults, offering online degree programs that give you the flexibility to earn a degree on your own schedule.

Whatever your age or career field, William Peace University’s online programs empower you to take control of your future.

Create Your Better Tomorrow.

Learn more about WPU’s accelerated online bachelor’s degree programs.

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Why William Peace University?

William Peace University is an accredited and award-winning institution in downtown Raleigh, N.C. The university features professors who love to teach, strong student support and a wide range of online degree programs in business, psychology, criminal justice, HR management, education, nursing and interdisciplinary studies. Among all WPU graduates, 96% are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Online degree programs from the WPU School of Professional Studies focus on supporting working professionals who benefit from earning a college degree on their own terms.

Online, Flexible and Affordable College Degrees

Asynchronous online classes allow you to attend class when it fits your schedule.

Multiple start dates per year so you don’t have to wait until the next term begins.

You decide whether to take just one class or more, earning your degree at a pace that works best for you.

Accelerated program tracks allow you to earn your degree faster.

It’s Never Too Late to Create a Better Tomorrow

William Peace University designed School of Professional Studies programs with working adults in mind. We understand the complexities of modern life and how people get pulled in many different directions, often in the same day. That’s why WPU’s online degree programs offer flexibility and convenience, coupled with a skills-boosting core curriculum and a faculty that gives each student individual attention. Wherever you are in your career, WPU’s online degree programs can help you advance in your current position or prepare you to succeed in a new one.

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9 Online Degree Programs

  • BA in Business Administration
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA or BS in Criminal Justice
  • BA in HR Management
  • BA in Education (without licensure)
  • BA in Elementary Education with Licensure
  • BA in Elementary and Special Education with Dual Licensure
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Nursing RN to BSN (must be a registered nurse to enroll)

6 Non-Degree Education Licensure Programs

  • Adapted Curriculum Licensure
  • Elementary Licensure
  • Dual Licensure (Elementary Education and Special Education)
  • Elementary Residency Licensure
  • Special Education: General Curriculum Residency Licensure
  • Special Education Adapted Curriculum Residency Licensure


Degrees Offered
Online and Evenings


Ranked as Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
(Best College Values)


Best Online College in NC
(Values Colleges)

Create Your Better Tomorrow.

Learn more about WPU’s accelerated online bachelor’s degree programs.

Founded in 1857, William Peace University is an accredited, award-winning educational institution. Located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, WPU is proud to call one of the best cities in America its home.

William Peace University
15 East Peace Street

Raleigh, NC 27604