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Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies offers busy adults convenient access to academic and professional programs.

Saint Louis University is a Jesuit, Catholic university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13, 000 students on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States.

SLU has a longstanding, nearly 200-year-old tradition of serving students of all ages. SLU enhanced its focus on adult students in 1963 when it launched one of the first schools in the country dedicated to adult learners. Since then, the School for Professional Studies has evolved into one of the most innovative, adult-focused programs in the country.

Unique features of the School for Professional Studies:

  • Online classes: Attend class on your time, from anywhere in the world
  • Evening classes: Meet 5:30-9:30 p.m., once a week on weekday evenings
  • Blended classes: A combination of online coursework and on-ground meetings
  • Campus in St. Louis 
  • Flexible, accelerated schedule:
    • Classes are in 8-week terms instead of a traditional 16-week semester
    • Five 8-week terms and several 4-week intersessions are available throughout the year
    • These accelerated options give you the flexibility to start anytime, and to earn up to 30 credit hours per year. The pace is up to you.
  • Personalized, career-focused programs: With Bachelor's, Master's, certificates and bridge programs available, you can tailor a program to meet your personal and career needs.

Our Mission
The School for Professional Studies offers globally accessible, academic, professional, and continuing education programs for adult learners and working students in Saint Louis University's Jesuit tradition of excellence. Our faculty and staff promote a student-centered, innovative, and enterprising environment built on a foundation of integrity, accountability, and collaboration.


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Register today for an upcoming online Information Fair to learn more about our programs. If you'd like more information about the best and most flexible adult degree completion programs in St. Louis, fill out our information request form to contact our dedicated admissions office. New terms begin every few weeks. If you're ready to get started, apply now and you'll be on your way.
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