About SNL Graduate Programs

At the School for New Learning, we help you build on your abilities and experiences through customized graduate degree programs designed for working adults. Instead of trying to fit into a prescribed curriculum, you can adapt and create a program of study that capitalizes on your existing knowledge and adds the specific skills and insights you need. You will be guided by our expert faculty members, one of whom will serve as your mentor throughout the program.

We offer 3 graduate programs and 2 graduate level certificates.

Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MAAPS)
Within the MAAPS program, you take your idea, design a graduate area of focus around it, create and engage in learning activities that fit how you learn best and proceed at a pace that fits the rest of your life.

Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA)
Within the MAEA program, you explore cutting edge ideas in the practice of educating adults. This program is designed for people who support the process and practice of adult education and who would like to expand their knowledge and skill regarding adult learning theory and best practices.

Master of Science in Applied Technology (MSAT)
Within the MSAT program, you deepen your understanding and use of technology while improving your ability to interface between technology and humanity in organizational systems. This is a joint program with the College of Computing and Digital Media.

Certificate in Educating Adults
This certificate is comprised of 3 graduate-level courses that help you develop knowledge, skills and perspectives centered on designing, assessing and facilitating adult learning in various settings. These courses emphasize outcomes-oriented approaches that are learning- and learning-centered.

Certificate in Liberal Learning for Professionals
Through this certificate, you will complete intensive, collaborative seminars (totaling 16 graduate credit hours) in areas covering the key domains of applied effectiveness: personal, interpersonal, organizational, values and inquiry.

Learn more:
Speak with an advisor at snlgrad@depaul.edu or 312-362-5744.
Attend an Information Session.
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