About UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies

The University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) helps working adults finish their degrees and advance their careers.

We offer a variety of online and in-person programs including bachelor’s degree completion programs, professional certificates, a master’s in public safety, and other career accelerators.

There are many paths to a great education and UVA SCPS brings high-quality, accessible, and affordable education to working adults across the country. 

Your degree or certificate will come from the University of Virginia, a highly-ranked and globally-esteemed institution.

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With SCPS, You Can Improve Your Future and Advance Your Career

Set yourself apart with an online degree or certificate from the University of Virginia.
Be ready to tackle complex organizational challenges with a credential from one of the nation's top-ranked universities. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is recognized by employers for developing leaders who help shape the future.

Experience a high-quality online education designed for working professionals and adult learners. 
SCPS students give our instructors an “A” for teaching quality and expertise.

Enroll in affordable online courses, offering flexibility and convenience, taught by leaders in their field. 
Learn the practical skills needed to advance in today's competitive job environment and gain exposure to the latest innovations in your field.

Collaborate with top faculty and a diverse group of students. 
Learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and from other students who live not only in Virginia but also across the country and globe.

Commitment to Diversity

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies endeavors to make access to degrees, credentials, workplace-relevant skills, and academic excellence inclusively available to all, by building, resourcing, and sustaining a community of continuing education instructors and learners. This is a community, and a school, in which students and instructors of diverse race, ethnicity, veteran status, socio-economic level, national origin, religious belief, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and political ideology, participate in, contribute to, and benefit equally from the academic exchange. We strive for a diverse learning environment where differences are respected and appreciated, effective teaching is promoted, greater learning outcomes are produced, and students are better prepared for an increasingly diverse and rapidly changing workplace.


The University of Virginia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Commission on Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

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Information on SCPS locations and how to contact us for inquiries and student service questions.

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