The School of Professional Studies

Earn an Online Master’s Degree or Certificate at Top-Ranked Wake Forest

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Become an Impactful, Innovative Leader in Your Field

Unprecedented times such as these call for a new type of leader. That’s why Wake Forest created the School of Professional Studies—to help working professionals rise to the challenge by building the skills and credentials needed to thrive in a fast-transforming global marketplace. At Wake Forest, you’ll gain a rare and valuable blend of leadership, technical, and practical industry expertise that empowers you to advance your career, your organization—and your world.

Choose an online master’s or certificate in project management or digital marketing.

Why Wake Forest School of Professional Studies?

Career Advancement

Earn the credentials you need to drive your career forward. Learn the latest tools and techniques that employers in your field need most through market-focused programs shaped and taught by industry experts.

Flexibility and Mobility

Achieve your career and educational goals on your terms. Study online, at your own pace. Stackable certificate options put you in the driver's seat, letting you earn multiple credentials as you go.

World-Class Reputation

Attend a university that’s been top-ranked for 25 consecutive years. When you join our esteemed Wake Forest professional network, you can tap into exciting new opportunities and build important relationships.

Affordable Tuition

Experience academic excellence at an affordable price. Wake Forest is also top-ranked for value, which underscores our commitment to making professional education attainable for working adults.

Online Professional Education Programs

The Wake Forest School of Professional Studies offers a variety of options to fit your individual experience, needs, and goals. Our graduate programs are aligned to market demand, informed by the economy, and designed to address the critical need for strategic leaders who can help businesses adapt, grow, and excel in promising new ways.

Project Management

Digital Marketing

Important Dates

Summer 2022 Term

Apply By: April 25
Start Date: May 2

Networking and Connections

Become part of Wake Forest’s vibrant, diverse community of students, faculty, and alumni located around the world—in every U.S. state and more than 100 countries. Collaborate with classmates and faculty through small, engaging classes and cutting-edge technology platforms. While your professional studies courses are online, you also have access to our center in Charlotte, NC, for networking and interactive learning experiences.


Best National University


Alumni in the U.S.


Best Value School