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The Tulane School of Professional Advancement, or SoPA, offers you a potentially life-changing opportunity to further develop your professional skills and position yourself for career advancement. Tulane has a long history of educating working adults; SoPA is the most current evolution of that long-term commitment. SoPA offers 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.




We Have The Flexibility You Need to Get Your Degree


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A Combination Tailored to You



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 bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and certificate programs. Classes can be taken at one of our campuses or online. We offer programs in a range of fields, including Applied Computing Systems and Technology, Emergency and Security Studies, Health and Wellness, Humanities, Digital Design, Applied Business, General Legal Studies, and Social Sciences.



Career Development

Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement offers quality career & professional development services to help students fulfill their career goals. We will help you define your unique potential for success, identify strengths and interests, understand change and transition, further develop professionalism in school and the workplace, understand and pursue career opportunities, and identify and leverage personal connections. You will benefit from our innovative programs, exceptional support, employment opportunities, alumni connections, and community partnerships.

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



Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement was the logical choice for me. The curriculum allowed me to expand on both my academic and professional skill set by offering degrees in highly sought after technical fields of Computer Information Systems.

Aaron Swanigan, B.S. Applied Computing Systems & Technology, ‘18

On my first day, I felt confident that I made the right decision for myself based on how willing the staff was to make sure everything functioned properly and that all my needs were taken care of.

Julia Johnson, Interactive Design

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