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Programs and Degrees at Tulane School of Professional Advancement

At the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, we offer many different flexible degrees and certificate programs for working adults. Our academic programs are directly relevant to your career aspirations. Our classes are taught by industry-leading experts, most of whom are working professionals themselves, providing you with real-life experience in the career you're seeking. Explore our degrees and certificate programs, and let it be you who seizes your opportunity for a more fulfilling career.

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Degree Programs for Working Adults

Whether you've been considering going back to school to advance your current network or industry knowledge or are venturing into a new career, we want to give you a path that works for you. We offer accelerated online degree programs for working adults, including bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificate programs. Our flexible course programs are designed with your working schedule or busy home life in mind, with many online courses and weekend or evening schedules available.

Master's Degree Programs

We offer 30-36 credit degree programs in nine different program areas. Students wishing to apply for any of our master’s degrees must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, as well as official transcripts from each school attended. Unlike our bachelor's degree programs, students must hold a 3.0 GPA average while enrolled. Graduate students typically earn their degree in less than two years. Earning a master’s degree from Tulane SOPA not only gives you an advantage in an already crowded job market, but it also connects you with a diverse network of professionals in your field. Explore our list of master's degree programs to learn more about each program. If you are interested in entering Tulane SoPA as a non-degree seeking graduate student, you may find more information here.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

We offer both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in a wide range of disciplines and concentrations, from digital design and website development to emergency & security studies and public relations. Classes are offered on our campuses in New Orleans and Elmwood, as well as online. To receive a bachelor's degree from Tulane SOPA, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits of passing work, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Also, students will be required to take Tulane's Intensive Writing Course, English 1010, as well as demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language. Earning your B.A. or B.S. places you on the path to finding and landing that job you've been seeking. Each program carries different prerequisites, so explore more about our bachelor's degree programs.

Certificate Programs

For students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to further their education in a new industry, we offer Post-Baccalaureate Certificates. Professional certificates align with industry association certifications and provide greater access to professional advancement for students. Professional certificates can be “stacked” to allow students to meet certain course and credit hours required for industry certification without having to obtain an additional degree.

Why SoPA?

Whether you decide to go back to school to pursue a degree online or through a flexible program that combines on-campus and online learning, Tulane SoPA can put you on the path to greater, more dynamic career opportunities. Once you're part of our active alumni network, you become a part of the Tulane University family. We encourage you to browse each program page for course descriptions, minor availabilities, and faculty listings. When you're ready to apply, visit our admissions page to learn more about our application process.