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​School of Professional Studies

PC graduates in the fields of education, health policy and management, and social work are ready to hit the ground running, which is why PC’s School of Professional Studies has earned a reputation among employers for excellent career preparation. At PC, extensive internship and fieldwork opportunities are an integral part of our curriculum—providing our students with the hands-on experience necessary to excel in the workplace.

Our students also have a commitment to service and leadership that sets them apart. Teachers serve communities by committing themselves to educating children. Social workers serve through a dedication to improving the lives of at-risk populations. Healthcare professionals serve by setting policy, improving financial management in the industry, and conducting research—all aimed at improving the health of the world’s citizens.

At PC, service and being a “professional” are inseparable ideals that, at their core, make the world a better place—and our graduates more employable.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Image Choose from programs in Elementary/Special Education, Secondary Education, Music Education, Health Policy & Management, and Social Work. Our programs are service-oriented and feature opportunities for multiple internships.

Graduate Degree Programs

Image Choose from courses of study in school administration, school or agency counseling, literacy, special education, and urban teaching. We also offer a secondary education program through PACT, a two-year Catholic schools residency program. Courses are offered evenings year-round.

​Message from the Dean

McCadden.jpgWelcome to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Providence College. In the SPS we offer undergraduate programs in Elementary/Special Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, and Health Policy/Management. We also offer graduate programs in Educational Administration, Counseling, Literacy, Secondary Education, Urban Teaching, and Special Education.

Our programs are fully accredited by their respective professional organizations, and our graduates are fully prepared to enter either directly into their chosen profession or continue on to graduate school. Our graduates are teachers and principals of the year, CEOs of hospitals, leaders of non-profit agencies, college professors, doctors, counselors, and much more.

Please browse our pages and contact our program directors for more information.

Dr. Brian McCadden
Dean, School of Professional Studies

School of Professional Studies
Harkins Hall, Room 217

Todd N. Hopkins
Phone: 401-865-2502
Fax: 401-865-1147

Dr. Brian M. McCadden
Phone: 401-865-2503
Fax: 401-865-1147

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