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About the College of Professional and Continuing Studies

The University of Oklahoma College of Professional and Continuing Studies is best characterized by the populations it serves, as well as the specialized programming it offers. Primarily focusing on the higher education needs of place-bound working adults, military-connected personnel, and those seeking specialized study in selected professional areas, the college offers a variety of online degrees and professional development programs, including programs offered collaboratively with other OU colleges. To facilitate understanding of the complex world in which we live and build on its historical roots, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies emphasizes a holistic approach to learning, focuses on the immediate application of learning to one’s life and work, promotes lifelong learning opportunities, and encourages the work of active citizenship.

Extending Academic Excellence Within Your Reach

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies has been providing quality education since 1961, advancing new knowledge, contributing to research, and enabling creative expression no matter where our students are located. Sooners who earn their degrees online or at a distance develop unique ways of understanding, experiencing, and applying their education that often lead to success and advancement in their career.

Successful Students, Graduates, and Alumni

The best way to understand the College of Professional and Continuing Studies is to look at our students. They are leaders in organizations, workplaces, and the military. They manage everyday commitments and adult responsibilities, balancing work, family, and education. Each of our students brings a wealth of unique life experiences and professional qualifications to their educational experience, enriching the learning environment not only for themselves, but also for their peers in their courses. As graduates, these Sooners harness the comprehensive skillset gained during their education, which informs exceptional work and community service.