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School for Professional Studies

One Degree Changes Everything

As a leader, you never stop learning. Graduation isn’t an end to your education, it’s only the beginning. Come join us. Saint Louis University’s School for Professional Studies offers flexible, online programs that fit your goals, your life and your lifelong pursuit of greater truth.

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The Profession You Want. The Degree You Need.

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. The School for Professional Studies, SLU’s online learning counterpart, offers degree programs that combine the prestige of our nationally ranked university with the flexibility and affordability to take your education anywhere.

Study at your own pace while you continue working — anywhere in the world

Accelerated schedule helps you reach your goals faster

Six eight-week terms let you start any time of the year

World-class education at a lower cost than traditional programs

Even lower rates for active military, veterans and first responders

Online Programs—School for Professional Studies

Explore in-demand degrees offered through the School for Professional Studies — one of the most innovative programs in the country.

  • Certificate

    Brewing Science and Operations

    Whether you’re a hobbyist or an aspiring brewing professional, the knowledge you need to perfect your craft is within reach. Designed in collaboration with the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation, this program builds skills for employment in a variety of brewing enterprises—from nano-brewhubs to corporate brewing facilities. You’ll take expert-led courses that cover everything from the biochemistry of brewing to the business of brewing. And, as an online learner, you'll virtually attend brewery tours, lectures and demonstrations that will enhance your experience.

  • Certificate

    Cannabis Science and Operations

    Cannabis is changing the lives of many who face medical challenges. And there are many ways to take part in this life-altering industry, from cannabis sales and marketing to dispensary management, quality assurance and lab technology. Our program is led by industry experts who will help you build the experience needed to cultivate, grow, produce and dispense cannabis for medical and therapeutic uses.

  • Bachelor of Science

    Computer Information Systems

    Lay the groundwork for an in-demand career. Gain the knowledge and skills for an ever-evolving field, while following a concentration track that suits your goals. Tracks are available in Data Analytics and Cybersecurity. And, with an accelerated format (online courses offered in 8-week terms), this technology-based program will allow you to study on your schedule.

  • Certificate

    Computer Information Systems

    Develop workplace skills for organizations that rely on hard data and security. Organizations in every industry depend on well-integrated, effective and up-to-date computer information systems. Help yours stay at the forefront of emerging trends by earning a standalone certificate. Offered 100% online, this program offers two tracks, Cybersecurity or Data Analytics, so you can get the educational experience focused on your career goals.

  • Bachelor of Science

    Emergency Management (Homeland Security)

    Your career can make a difference when it matters most. By gaining knowledge of emergency management and homeland security, you will learn how to prepare, prevent and manage large crises and disasters that are natural, man-made (terrorist) or technological (cyber). In this program, taught by active emergency managers, you'll gain real-world experience for coordinating private, public and first-responder personnel and resources from numerous community partners.

  • Certificate

    Emergency Management (Homeland Security)

    Handle emergencies with precision and skill. Our certificate focuses on how to prepare for, prevent and manage large crises and disasters that are natural, man-made (terroristic) or technological (cyber). You’ll also gain real-world experience for coordinating private, public and first-responder personnel and resources from numerous community partners.

  • Bachelor of Arts

    General Studies

    Gain versatile, highly marketable skills that prepare you for what employers demand from today’s workforce. In this interdisciplinary online program, you’ll explore topics involving the value of innovative reflection, leadership, ethical reasoning and civil engagement. You will also select a minor, certificate or liberal arts focus as part of your degree path to allow you to deepen your expertise in one specialized area.

  • Bachelor of Arts

    Leadership and Organizational Behavior

    Become a leader capable of identifying problems, motivating employees and implementing change. This online program is particularly well-suited for students aspiring to administrative, supervisory and leadership positions, or for those considering a career change in a wide array of industries. Coursework offers a unique combination of in-demand technical and soft skills and all courses include experience applying what you learn in the real world.

  • Bachelor of Science

    Nursing - R.N. to B.S.N.

    Earn your bachelor’s degree while enjoying online flexibility. Enroll during any of the five start dates offered annually and get on the road to career progress. With tuition discounts offered through SLU partnerships with several St. Louis-area health care providers, earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing is more possible than ever.

  • Bachelor of Science

    Organizational Leadership and Technology

    Prepare for the future of leadership. This distinctive program combines the discipline of organizational leadership with the technological expertise needed to manage businesses in the digital age. Here, you’ll gain skills to analyze problems, identify organizational functions and relationships, and implement technologies that solve problems.

  • Bachelor of Science

    Project Management

    Start your career and pursue industry certifications along with your bachelor’s in this online program. SLU has been named a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Through industry-leading curriculum, you’ll engage in project-based learning that helps you apply the latest project management standards in any organization.

  • Certificate

    Project Management

    Add credentials to your resume and grow your skills in vital business areas. Your experience and education in another area can be bolstered by industry-vetted project management courses. In this fully online certificate, you’ll develop knowledge and expertise in the five vital project management stages: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

  • Bachelor of Science

    Security and Strategic Intelligence

    Be an integral part of your organization’s success. As businesses grow increasingly more complex, so does their information. That information needs to be managed and protected. In this program, you’ll gain knowledge and expertise to help you prepare for and prevent threats to organizational security. Follow a concentration track in Business Continuity, Strategic Intelligence or Global Corporate Security, and tailor your studies to the career path that interests you.

  • Bachelor of Science

    Social Work

    Bring about social change with a meaningful career. Gain the skills and tools to improve quality of life for individuals or communities that struggle with poverty, illness and disabilities. Highly motivated to progress into graduate-level studies? Apply for the accelerated master’s program during your junior year, and earn your Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) in just one additional year of study.

  • Master of Science

    Analytics

    Gain skills for using data insights to make strategic decisions. In this online master’s degree program, you’ll learn the statistical and analytical techniques needed for finding meaningful insights in complex data systems. And, you can opt to complement your master’s degree with a graduate certificate, with few (or possibly no) additional credit hours. Courses are offered in 8-week terms in a fully online format, so your work schedule doesn’t have to stop you from pursuing your degree.

  • Certificate

    Analytics

    Focus your education on the data skills you’ll apply at work. As organizations move to an increasingly data-driven culture, individuals on any team can be expected to offer data-driven insights. In this standalone certificate program, individuals with a master’s degree or higher can bolster their knowledge of how to gather, analyze and provide insights into data in service of an organization’s strategic goals.

  • Graduate Certificate

    Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Financial Technology

    This fully online Financial Technology (FinTech) certificate program is designed for students looking to advance their careers with specialized skills and FinTech expertise. Learn from expert faculty where and how blockchain technologies can be deployed to address business opportunities — and gain expertise in how to design and implement cryptocurrency applications. This Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Financial Technology Graduate Certificate can be applied in many industries including health care, retail, manufacturing – anywhere B2B or B2C transactions occur. This certificate can be used as a specialization within a SLU Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree.

  • Master of Science

    Cybersecurity

    Prepare for the future of an increasingly connected world. In this graduate-level Cybersecurity program, you’ll develop your knowledge and expertise in security, privacy and intelligence disciplines while working to apply that knowledge in problem solving for vulnerabilities in information systems, networks and software. And, with fully online courses that follow an 8-week schedule, you’ll have the flexibility to study around your existing schedule.

  • Certificate

    Cybersecurity

    Become a more in-demand cybersecurity professional in this competitive field. This 12-credit online certificate program prepares you to lead cyber teams and programs in roles ranging from government cybersecurity analyst to data security consultant. If you have obtained an undergraduate degree or higher, you may pursue a stand-alone certificate in cybersecurity. Upon completion, you also have the option of applying the credits you earn toward the master’s level program.

  • Certificate

    Emergency Management (Homeland Security)

    In uncertain times, the world needs caring, focused leaders with Emergency Management training. Meet your personal and professional career goals through this flexible, multi-disciplinary certificate program. Focused on all sectors recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this certificate program will provide you with the essential skills you need for a career in emergency management.

  • Certificate

    Evidence-Based Decision Making

    Drown out the noise of inaccurate or misleading information. In this standalone graduate certificate program, you’ll hone your ability to identify quality evidence and how it applies to the strategic decisions your organization needs to make. You’ll critically evaluate arguments, invite discourse and dissect the methods used for making ethical decisions.

  • Master of Science

    Information Systems

    Lead the way as an expert who can analyze an organization’s needs, ensure network and information security, and enable streamlined operations by managing technology resources along the way. In this program, you will gain both the technical and non-technical skills needed to lead technology initiatives from inception to execution – all with an awareness of the ethical implications of data management and security.

  • Certificate

    Information Systems

    Whether you work for a small, local company or a large corporation, our online information systems certificate prepares you to take the lead on data management in your organization. Develop both the soft skills and experience-based knowledge you need to stand out in your field as you keep your workplace secure.

  • Master of Arts

    Leadership and Organizational Development

    Understand and apply leadership principles in a wide range of settings. From personal relationships to group dynamics to entire organizational structures – the principles of effective leadership can be applied in many ways. In this distinctive program, you’ll develop your skills to drive and manage change in a wide range of settings, and set yourself apart as an effective professional who can adapt to the challenges of any organization. Courses are offered 100% online in an 8-week format, so you can study on your schedule while you continue working.

  • Graduate Certificate

    Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management

    There is a rise in demand for medical professionals in fields beyond just medical who understand the healthcare benefits of cannabis, and the physiology of how cannabis works. Prepare yourself through our online certificate program to consult on the safe, effective use of medicinal cannabis — with a focus on patient outcomes.

  • Certificate

    Organizational Development

    Understand why healthy organizations work, and how to improve yours. Organizations of all kinds are defined by their internal dynamics. How well do people work together? How does information flow from one stakeholder to the next? In this standalone graduate certificate program, you’ll develop your ability to understand and lead organizations through change – and improve your consulting skills along the way.

  • Certificate

    Organizational Leadership

    Learn to lead and develop teams in dynamic organizations. Through courses like Contemporary Organizational Leadership and Talent Management and Development, you’ll develop your skills for not just managing processes, but building teams that do great work. And, with a fully-online format delivered on an 8-week course schedule, you can earn this standalone graduate certificate on a timeline that works for you.

  • Master of

    Professional Studies

    Approach your master’s holistically with a degree that combines your knowledge across fields and disciplines. This program focuses on applied research skills, ethical and evidence-based problem solving, and integration of theory and practice across two or more disciplines.

  • Master of Science

    Project Management

    More efficient processes lead to stronger business performance. In each of our industry-leading programs, you’ll engage in project-based learning that helps you apply the latest project management standards in the workplace. You’ll also develop expertise in the five vital project management stages: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

  • Certificate

    Project Management

    Regardless of which industry you work in, project management is critical to keeping processes moving forward. Expand your understanding of project management by becoming certified in the steps required to take a project from initiation to close. Then bring your knowledge back to your workplace to help you make knowledge-based decisions and keep projects on track.

  • Master of Science

    Strategic Intelligence

    Develop skills for identifying, managing and preventing threats to security. In a world with prominent threats that are strengthened by globalization and advanced technology, organizations need professionals who understand the origin of those threats and how to combat them strategically. In this program, you’ll join a community of academics and professionals across the world who will expand your knowledge and help you explore strategic threats and the tools you can use to work against them.

  • I like the format and scheduling flexibility associated with the SPS classes. I also like how the instructors not only teach the related material from the coursebooks, they also engage the students and provide real life examples when teaching the courses.

    D.C.

    Project Management

  • Returning to graduate school at age 50 was daunting. I needed to be sure that my education would serve my purpose, my passion and my career. For two years prior to enrolling at SLU, I scoured the country for a program that inspired me, would challenge me and would serve me as I continued to grow in my career. Going back to school at this point in my career and life was a leap – SLU made it a leap into a very rewarding future.

    Claire

    Leadership and Organizational Development

  • The School for Professional Studies provides a highly supportive staff and variation of skilled faculty which enables me to pursue an education that is immediately applicable to my career. The online nature of the classes allows me the flexibility to balance work, school and family life. I truly enjoy the enthusiasm of the staff and their desire for me to succeed.

    Daniel

    Security and Strategic Intelligence

I like the format and scheduling flexibility associated with the SPS classes. I also like how the instructors not only teach the related material from the coursebooks, they also engage the students and provide real life examples when teaching the courses.

D.C.

Project Management

Returning to graduate school at age 50 was daunting. I needed to be sure that my education would serve my purpose, my passion and my career. For two years prior to enrolling at SLU, I scoured the country for a program that inspired me, would challenge me and would serve me as I continued to grow in my career. Going back to school at this point in my career and life was a leap – SLU made it a leap into a very rewarding future.

Claire

Leadership and Organizational Development

The School for Professional Studies provides a highly supportive staff and variation of skilled faculty which enables me to pursue an education that is immediately applicable to my career. The online nature of the classes allows me the flexibility to balance work, school and family life. I truly enjoy the enthusiasm of the staff and their desire for me to succeed.

Daniel

Security and Strategic Intelligence

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Jesuit tradition guides the University to serve a higher purpose and seek the greater good. Together, we are a community of compassionate, courageous leaders committed to lifelong learning and working toward the positive change we want to see in the world.

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Evolve With Your Career


Look at the top echelon of your industry and what you’ll find are leaders who have an unrelenting thirst for fresh, new insights into their field. The School for Professional Studies was built on that premise.

Beyond graduation, we provide technology training services and professional development to close any gaps in your skill sets. Our instructors are all industry professionals and bring real-world knowledge into the classroom. Get the most out of an education that helps you stay current with the demands of the marketplace and inspires you to never stop learning.