The College of Professional Studies was created in 1960 as University College with the intention to provide access to education for part-time students and those older than the 18-22 year-old undergraduates. With a faculty of respected scholar practitioners and industry leaders, the College of Professional Studies offers academic programs grounded in theory and applied in practice—providing a rich academic curriculum reflecting the demands of today's ambitious learners and working professionals.

Mission, Vision, and Core Values

The College of Professional Studies offers innovative educational programs designed to meet the evolving needs of motivated learners who want to pursue their career and personal goals through education.

Employer Partnerships

Explore the possibilities of partnering with the Professional Advancement Network and the College of Professional Studies.

Education and Industry

Introducing the Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, an applied research center focused on issues and trends at the intersection of higher education and the world of employment. 


Northeastern University is certified by some of the most respected agencies in the country.

CPS Schools and Institutes


At the College of Professional Studies, we offer students over 70 programs of study through the following schools and institutes:

  • The Graduate School of Education
  • The Lowell Institute School
  • Professional Studies
  • NUGlobal
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CPS has a long and distinguished record of pushing the boundaries of education.

Dean and Administration

Educators that are helping learners blaze their academic and career trails.


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