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The School of Professional Studies is the newest school from Wake Forest University. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina but serving students from across the nation, SPS offers professional development education that builds upon Wake Forest's areas of strength and expertise.

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Academic Excellence

Join this trail-blazing community at a university with a storied history. Learn from academic and industry experts. Connect with peers who share your commitment to excellence.


Market Relevant

Earn career-boosting credentials and learn the latest tools and techniques that employers in your field need most through market-focused programs shaped and taught by industry experts.


Flexible Delivery

Achieve your career and educational goals on your terms. Attend classes online and earn multiple credentials as you go with stackable certificate options.

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Experience academic excellence at an affordable price. Top-ranked for academics and value, Wake Forest is committed to making professional education attainable for working adults.

Charlotte is advancing and so will your Career


Employment growth rate in Charlotte since 2010.


Fastest growing city in US.


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Wake to where Industry Thrives

As a top-tier university with a storied history in North Carolina, Wake Forest has long standing relationships with Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Truist, and other prominent employers in the Charlotte area.

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Wake to New Opportunity

Whether you’re interested in digital marketing or project management, get the skills you need to get ahead.

Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals

Develop foundational expertise in project management.

Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals

Learn about the project life cycle, portfolio and program management, project management, and more. This certificate is ideal if you have limited to no experience in project management but are considering a career pivot or simply want skills to help you excel and advance. Complete courses on your own time and schedule, and attend optional, live video discussions at your convenience. Finish your certificate program online in just six months.

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Master of Project Management (MPM)

Gain an in-depth integrated view of project management.

Master of Project Management (MPM)

Develop a combination of the soft and hard skills you need to advance in this fast-growing field. Optional PMP® and ScrumMaster courses prepare you to obtain valuable industry certifications and credentials. Beyond technological skills, you’ll gain leadership expertise, preparing you to lead teams and organizations with impact and integrity. Complete the online degree in two years or adjust your pace to graduate faster or take more time.

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Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy

Develop foundational expertise in digital marketing.

Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy

Learn different strategies and research methods, understand basic consumer behavior, and explore the complexities of the legal and ethical landscape of digital marketing. This certificate is ideal if you want to gain a fundamental understanding of the approaches, opportunities, and challenges involved in digital marketing without delving into the technical side. Take courses online on your own schedule and complete your certificate in just six months.

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Master of Digital Marketing (MDM)

Gain an in-depth integrated view of digital marketing.

Master of Digital Marketing (MDM)

Develop the invaluable trifecta of attributes that employers in the fast-paced world of digital marketing rely on—leadership skills, digital acumen, and marketing expertise. Learn the latest technologies, as well as high-level marketing strategy, campaign management, and more. The master’s in digital marketing takes an average of two years to complete, but you can speed up or slow down depending on your needs and schedule.

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