School for Professional Studies

School for Professional Studies Website


John Buerck, Ph.D.
Kyle Crews, Ph.D.
  Associate Dean
Troy Hargrove, M.B.A.
   Associate Dean
Srikanth Mudigonda, Ph.D.
   Associate Dean 


The School for Professional Studies offers globally accessible, academic, professional and continuing education programs for adult learners and working students in Saint Louis University's Jesuit tradition of excellence. The faculty and staff promote a student-centered, innovative and enterprising environment built on a foundation of integrity, accountability and collaboration.

Features of SPS

  • Online classes
  • Flexible, accelerated schedule
  • Affordable tuition
  • Personalized, career-focused programs

Contract Major Option

This option is for the benefit of the student who wishes to develop an academic program which is unique and interdisciplinary in nature. Based on the student's educational and career goals, this option allows the student to create a program that is personalized.

Credit for Prior Learning

Students may receive credit for prior learning from the following areas:

  • Transfer credits from other accredited institutions
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing
  • DSST testing (formerly DANTES testing)
  • Industry certifications with an external accreditor (such as an association or agency) in which the certification is received upon successful completion of a test
  • Credit that is approved by the American Council of Education (ACE)

The number of total transfer credits (across all forms of prior learning) cannot exceed those permitted by Saint Louis University, SPS, or the specific program to which the credit will be counted.


As a student in the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University, you’ll learn from exceptional faculty who are leading experts in their fields. They bring real-world knowledge to the classroom and are dedicated to your professional success. Learn more on our faculty page.

Full-Time Faculty

Craig A. Boyd, Ph.D.
John P. Buerck, Ph.D.
Kyle Crews, Ph.D.
Katie Devany, M.S.
Matthew J. Grawitch, Ph.D.
Jennifer M. Kohler Giancola, Ph.D.
Joe Lyons, Ph.D.
Srikanth Mudigonda, Ph.D.
Randy Robertson, Ph.D.
Shawn Steadman, CEM®,MEP, PCP
Maria Weber, M.S.
Steve Winton, Ph.D.