About School of Professional Studies

WPU’s School of Professional Studies – The smart solution for working professionals.

We understand the demands on your time and your need for flexibility. The typical School of Professional Studies student works and has a family; that’s why 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.

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Adult & Professional Studies At-a-Glance

  • Affordable

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

    SPS at WPU is among the most affordable educations in the Southeast
    Most Affordable Online College for Criminal Justice (OnlineU.org)
    Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice (Best College Values)
  • Flexible

    Courses are taught on WPU's campus during the evenings and on weekends, as well as online

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    Degrees Offered Online and evenings
    Start Dates (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer I, Summer II)
    Types of Course Offerings - Nights, Online + Hybrid
  • Accelerated

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

    Get your degree fast with SPS
    One Year Is All It Takes To Get Your Degree
    Choose a 7-Week, Accelerated Semester Format
    Choose a 14-Week, Traditional Semester Format
WPU Alumni, Matt Mickol
“Technology is the future; tradition is changing. With the combination of their accelerated degree programs and fully online course selections, WPU’s School of Professional Studies empowered me to obtain a higher education while working around my hectic schedule, using the collaborative power of technology.”
Matt Mickool ’15
B.S. Business Administration

Discover the Inherent Value of a Peace Education

The School of Professional Studies at WPU gives you the opportunity to earn a private school education at a price you can afford. At $350 per credit, with no fees, the School of Professional Studies offers a tuition rate that is among the most competitive in the country.

Also, every School of Professional Studies graduate has lifetime access to WPU Career Services. Our trained advisors work individually with each student and graduate, helping them chart the next step in their professional lives.

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SPS Alumn, Lloyd Thompson
SPS Alumn, Lloyd Thompson

With a family and full-time career, finding the spare time to go back to school was a challenge for Lloyd. See how he made it happen.

Lloyd Turned His Dream of Going Back to School into a Reality with SPS
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