Welcome to SPS at WPU

WPU’s School of Professional Studies – The smart solution for working students, located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Whether you’re just starting out in college or looking to finish what you previously started, our School of Professional Studies offers accelerated degree programs with flexible schedules designed for busy adults—like yourself. 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 credit hour, now is the time to take the next step.

Our curriculum is laser-focused on relevant skills and outcomes, meaning each class brings you a step closer to your career goals. We take pride in having created a close-knit academic community that offers the support and structure you will need to maximize every minute you spend in a classroom. Whatever the next step in your career, you will be empowered to take it confidently at Peace.

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

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Why Choose SPS?

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

Academic programs that are skill-developing and driven by results. Combine that with flexible courses that you can take online, or at night, and you have a fast-track toward earning your degree with the School of Professional Studies.

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SPS Majors

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Leadership and Nonprofit Administration
  • Liberal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • RN to BSN (coming 2019)
  • Strategic Communication

Award-Winning Online Learning

We understand—busy adults require flexible options. What about online classes? You never even have to step a foot on campus. We are nationally ranked as one of the BEST Online Colleges in North Carolina by Value Colleges.

WPU No 8 Best Online College in NC

Financial Aid for the Adult Professional

By offering a flexible and high quality academic and student learning experience, coupled with our lifetime career services and a schedule that fits your needs, a degree from WPU is an investment that pays dividends for a lifetime.

As an accepted student (with a completed FAFSA) financial aid is available in the form of:

  • Federal Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • North Carolina Need Based Scholarship (based on need for NC residents ONLY)
  • Private Loans

Hear how flexibility is key in Ferdinand’s pursuit of a degree

Adult & Professional Studies At-a-Glance

  • Affordable

    Our tuition is lowest per credit hour among the region's top private colleges & universities

    WPU SPS student downtown.
    Most Affordable Online College for Criminal Justice (OnlineU.org)
    Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice (Best College Values)
  • Flexible

    Earn a degree at your own pace. Courses are taught on WPU's campus during the evenings, as well as online

    WPU SPS student in class.
    Start Dates (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer I, Summer II)
    Transferable Credits Accepted
    Degrees Offered Online and evenings
  • Accelerated

    Earn your degree in as little as one year depending on your transferable credits

    WPU SPS student on graduation day.
    One Year Is All It Takes To Get Your Degree
    Choose a 14-Week, Traditional Semester Format
    Choose a 7-Week, Accelerated Semester Format
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WPU SPS student, Harrison in class.

You’re not alone. Many of our adult students are playing the same juggling act as you. Take it from Harrison.

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