About CPS

Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies connects learners with the knowledge, tools, and expertise to pursue their highest aspirations. Founded in 1960 as University College, our mission has always been to provide access to education for a diverse community of part-time, working and returning students—without requiring them to pause their professional lives.

The College of Professional Studies

Our faculty of respected scholar practitioners and industry leaders offer academic programs grounded in theory and applied in practice, pushing through the traditional barriers between work and education and providing a rich academic program that reflects the expectations of ambitious learners and the demands of a rapidly evolving professional landscape. Studying part-time, full-time, in-person or online, you’ll join networks of peers and professionals committed to a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to build your expertise and unleash your potential.

Strategic Plan

Explore our vision and roadmap for the College’s programs and mission in the coming years.

Impact and History

From Northeastern’s roots in night classes in a Boston YMCA to a global leader in adult learning, the College has evolved dramatically. Discover our story of growth and broad impact.

Employer Partnerships

Explore the possibilities of partnering with the College of Professional Studies. Contact [email protected].

Education and Industry

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

Center for the Study of Sport in Society

The Center harnesses the power and influence of sport as a catalyst for positive social change.

The Network for Experiential Teaching and Learning

A free, global, collaborative platform for educators, administrators, and industry and community stakeholders dedicated to making experiential education accessible to learners at ever level.


Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and holds accreditation through several accrediting agencies for specific degree programs.


Learn more about two schools that are part of the College of Professional Studies and the degree programs they offer. 

Dean and Administration

Educators helping learners blaze their academic and career trails.

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