The mission of the SPS is to accelerate the professional growth of adult learners across their careers through accessible, flexible, and cutting edge educational experiences by leveraging our university’s academic areas of excellence and external strategic partnerships.


The vision of SPS is to be the premier educational institution of choice for working professionals and leading organizations in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and beyond.

In alignment with the Wake Forest University motto of Pro Humanitate, our values include a commitment to 1) being student focused in service to the learning and career needs of working professionals; 2) continual improvement that includes agility and innovation for excellence in learning and operational efficiency; 3) equity, inclusiveness, and diversity - enlarging access and valuing all members of our community; 4) ethics and transparency - leading with integrity and honor and with open communications; and 5) collaboration with community - focus on community needs to drive program development and student success, as well as on organizational partnerships essential to our success.

For details about the School of Professional Studies' program and course descriptions, faculty listing, and student policies, please visit the School of Professional Studies website at sps.wfu.edu.