Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Professional Programs (SPP) website.  Our school's programs are designed with the interest and needs of adult students in mind.  Whether you are interested in completing an undergraduate degree, taking a course in our online intersession programs during the winter or summer months, completing one of our prestigious professional certificate programs or taking advantage of one of our non-credit initiatives, the School of Professional Programs offers a quality education based on the strong liberal arts foundation of Marist College.

During your visit to our website, I urge you to explore our Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Degree Program.  It provides adult students with the flexibility to tailor their educational experiences to meet both the personal and professional objectives.  Consistent with the core courses of the Liberal Studies degree, the Leadership degree fosters the development of leadership and management skills, which are critical to any career.  Our unique curriculum allows you to take advantage of the intellectual opportunities available to you throughout the college, while having flexible options that are so important to adults.

The School of Professional Programs is developing new initiatives each year to serve the needs of the ever changing global demands of the market.  We recognize the rich knowledge and experiences that adult students bring to their learning.  Therefore, you will want to learn more about our Prior Learning Program.  It allows students to receive credit from past experiences as they earn their degree. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  You deserve credit.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Daniel A. Szpiro, PhD 
Dean, School of Professional Programs