The School for Professional Studies

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Renea Brathwaite, Ph.D., Dean

Mission: The School for Professional Studies at Vanguard University serve life-long learners throughout their educational journey. The structure and format of the degree programs make it possible and manageable for working adults to finish their educational goals without sacrificing their careers and important responsibilities while still accomplishing their educational aspirations.

General Information

The School for Professional Studies (SPS) offers the following undergraduate programs of study:

All courses are offered either online or one night per week. Each course meets in accelerated f to 8-week formats. Small, dynamic classroom settings allow students the opportunity to share their personal and professional experiences in an academically stimulating environment of mutual respect, learning, and support whether on campus or online. Accomplished faculty bring both practical and academic acumen to the classroom. Moreover, the program's student success team helps each student navigate through the various aspects of the university as well as assists each student in individualized academic planning. 

Admissions Information

Please refer to the Admissions Information section for more information on our admission requirements and application process.

Academic Calendar

The School for Professional Studies offers programs on a year-round, with courses starting at various intervals throughout the year. Upper division cohort groups are typically given a schedule which indicates the dates the group will meet over a given period of enrollment. Click here to access the academic calendar.

Degree Program Registration and Orientation Date

Orientations are held on the Thursday prior to the beginning of the first and second modules of each semester. New student orientations are structured to help begin the process of acclimation to the university and develop an understanding of available university resources. 

Academic Policies

Please refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures section fo the catalog for additional information in institutional policies.