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Join the Tulane School of Professional Advancement

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement, or SoPA, offers you a potentially life-changing opportunity to further develop your abilities and position yourself for career advancement. Formerly known as the Tulane School of Continuing Studies, SoPA's new name reflects our focus on educating working adults and offering applied learning programs that incorporate both industry-relevant knowledge and a grounding in the liberal arts. Request information about our undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates offered online and at our campuses in New Orleans and Biloxi.

Why SoPA?

SoPA is dedicated to meeting the needs of working adult students. Study with your peers, including both career-changers and seasoned professionals. We offer flexible and responsive academic counseling and support, and daytime, evening, weekend, and online courses to fit your busy schedule.

Our dedicated faculty brings both academic qualifications and years of experience in the field to their classrooms. In joining us, you are connected to our strong alumni network and to Tulane University—an institution known globally for excellence in higher education.

Degrees and Programs Available

We offer a wide variety of degree options, including associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and certificate programs. We offer programs in a range of fields, including Applied Computing Systems and Technology, Emergency and Security Studies, Health and Wellness, Humanities, Media Arts, Applied Business, Paralegal Studies, and Social Sciences.

Career Opportunities

Our degree programs are suitable for those pursuing a number of career paths. Media Arts students, for instance, will be equipped to work as graphic designers, marketing managers, as well as public relations specialists. Emergency and Security Studies, on the other hand, allows students to adequately fill roles as security analysts, safety managers, and cybersecurity experts. SoPA also prepares attendees for careers as paralegals, software engineers, web developers, wellness programmers, human resource managers, and much more.

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement proudly serves students in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast region, and beyond. Complete your application today and start your journey to an even better future.

Recently Tulane was ranked by US News & World Report as 39th in the nation.