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About the School of Professional Studies


WAKE TO WHAT’S NEXT: MEET THE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) is the newest school at Wake Forest University. SPS is expanding Wake Forest’s missing by providing innovative, cutting-edge and market-relevant programming built upon Wake Forest’s legacy of quality and excellence. 

WHAT IS SPS? With graduate degree and non-degree programs, including certificates and other credentials, SPS is an accessible, educational experience focused on supporting today’s working professionals with the skills and knowledge to take their careers to the next level. 

Additionally, SPS offers custom educational programs to our corporate partners to support their talent development needs.

 


WHY EARN A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE WITH SPS?

ACCESSIBILITY
SPS programming is designed to be accessible and affordable to a variety of adult learners in the Charlotte community, and beyond. Return on investment is a critical factor we consider when developing programming to ensure high value for our learners. Our tuition rates are more affordable than residential programs, and we do not charge any additional fees outside of tuition. 

FLEXIBILITY IN THE STUDENT/LEARNER EXPERIENCE 

With a variety of offerings and flexibility in scheduling to fit your busy life, SPS programming is designed to support today’s working professional with on-demand, shorter, and specialized offerings.

CAREER-ENHANCING PROGRAMMING
Delivered by leading practitioners and academic experts, SPS programming is designed to address important and evolving needs in business and other professional sectors, today and in the future. Our courses are purposefully designed to reflect best practices in industry and the latest lessons derived from cutting-edge research. Their practical focus enables our learners to make a difference in their organizations as soon as their SPS learning experience begins. 

INNOVATION ENHANCED BY A LONG-STANDING TRADITION OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 

The launch of SPS represents an important new era for Wake Forest University reflecting the best of WFU’s tradition of excellence, combined with an innovative spirit and cutting-edge knowledge. Ours is an academic environment that’s both challenging and supportive.

 


WHY IS SPS LOCATED IN CHARLOTTE, N.C.? Based in Charlotte, N.C. and serving students around the world, SPS is designed to serve the growing economy and the increased demand for professional and corporate education in Charlotte and beyond.  

15th

largest

US city
24%

growth

in employment since 2010
5th

fastest

growing city in the US
#2

US metro

for economic growth potential
7

Fortune-500

headquarters located in Charlotte, N.C.
2nd

largest

banking center in US