About the College of Professional and Continuing Studies
We offer degree, non-degree, and continuing education programs for nontraditional students, who all benefit from our efficient admissions process, affordable tuition and fees, and flexible scheduling and advising.
Since 1974, we’ve been preparing our graduates to advance as innovative leaders. And by now, we’re really good at it. In fact, we’re leading the field.
Who We Serve
You may be coming back to school to complete your degree, or changing your career-path—all with a busy schedule and family commitments. We support your needs with flexible options at various levels of education.
Our programs are designed specifically for nontraditional learners because we offer:
- Evening, weekend, and accelerated course schedules
- Online and blended course study options
- Reduced tuition and fees
- Four-credit courses for faster degree completion
- Personalized academic advising
- Credit for life experience
- Generous transfer credit policies
- Technology-infused instructional techniques and classrooms
- Instructional methods designed for nontraditional students
- Small class sizes that average 15 students to a professor
- Faculty with years of professional practice, terminal degrees, and experience teaching nontraditional students
To enhance the professional and personal lives of diverse adult learners by providing pathways to undergraduate, graduate, and alternative credentials via high quality programs that offer value, convenience, and relevance to the current and future job market. The College of Professional and Continuing Studies is entirely focused on helping adult learners reach their educational and career goals.
Our mission is to provide higher education to students of all income levels. We’ve reduced tuition and fees and offer extensive grants and scholarships to nontraditional students. We also issue college credit for relevant and substantial work or volunteer experience, which streamlines our degree programs so our students can enter their fields at an accelerated pace.
We constantly add courses and evolve our programs so that our degrees lead to a variety of cutting-edge industries and fields. Our programs are also designed to directly and indirectly link to graduate school programs and external credentials. We teach our students to think as confident, professional leaders.
Our students are busy professionals—and often they’re also busy parents—and we work diligently to meet their needs, so convenience is key. Our extensive online web and portal presence simplifies things, along with our night, weekend, online, blended, and accelerated courses. Even more, we have extended office hours and streamlined student services.
We strive to be the finest adult education program in the region—and the nation. Our emphasis on quality focuses on every area, from internationally known faculty members to regional and national program accreditations. Even the details count: we continually update staff and student services to cater to our working nontraditional students.
We care, and our students appreciate a personal touch. This means that we offer a lot of pre-enrollment advising, one consistent point of contact with a College of Professional and Continuing Studies staff member throughout an entire degree program, and smaller classes that are filled with fellow nontraditional students.
There is an emphasis on technical skills and abilities for 21st-century careers—and we aim to take it even further. Our classrooms and faculty members are outfitted with the latest in instructional technology. Our live courses use multimedia and state-of-the-art software and hardware, and our online and blended courses use the most advanced course management systems available. Most importantly, we not only teach our students how to use technology effectively, but also how to think and excel in an increasingly technological world.
To be a recognized leader among private, metropolitan universities in the U.S. in providing innovative educational programs that meet the lifelong learning needs of diverse adult learners and their employers.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies (CPCS) is committed to working towards creating an inclusive and equitable classroom environment where every student feels a sense of belonging. This is particularly so in light of the historical, ongoing and systemic marginalization of people around the world based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disabilty, social class, and national origin. CPCS recognizes this marginalization has resulted in enormous inequities, including unequal access to high quality college education and to professional advancement in the workplace inside and outside of higher education. CPCS aims for inclusive and equitable practices that demonstrate respect for all people through civil dialogue among students, faculty and staff, with the goal of enhancing knowledge with a global perspective.
Discrimination is not and will not be tolerated in any format. Questions regarding incidents should be brought to the CPCS Assistant Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or the Title IX Coordinator/Director of Equity & Compliance (email@example.com).
Programs for Any Kind of Learner
Veterans and Active-Duty Military Students
Adelphi is a Yellow Ribbon college and is also designated as Military-Friendly®. We're recognized as a top school for veterans.
We welcome students of all ages seeking to complete an undergraduate degree while managing their busy work and personal lives.
We welcome students who are seeking career changes and advancement through post-baccalaureate study at the graduate or advanced certificate levels.
The Community Auditing Program is designed for community members and alumni in pursuit of life-long learning through not-for-credit learning experiences.