Online (UNH-Granite State College)

College of Professional Studies (CPS) Online programs embrace a powerful goal: no matter where students live, no matter their age or income, if they are motivated to pursue a college education, they should have access to it. Nationally ranked degree programs are designed for working adults balancing personal and professional responsibilities. All degree programs are offered fully online with select face-to-face courses scheduled each term.

Most CPS Online undergraduate students (≈90%) arrive with transfer credits, and students with prior knowledge, job training or considerable relevant experience may be able to receive credit towards a degree. Students with an earned associate degree may be eligible for Transfer Pathways, which waive the majority of general education requirements for most bachelor’s degrees.

The College of Professional Studies is the leading public provider for online degree programs in New Hampshire and proud to support the University of New Hampshire’s educational goals. Graduates from a New Hampshire Community College are eligible for additional tuition savings.


CPS Online offers associate and baccalaureate undergraduate degree programs. 

Admissions Information

Outcomes-Based Learning

Our greatest concern is that our graduates develop a specific set of skills and abilities.

The College’s outcomes-based degree programs and curriculum:

  • Provide standards to be met in demonstrating competence.
  • Form a base from which to design and pursue learning activities.
  • Foster the ability to demonstrate self-directed learning.

In addition to individual student assessment and grading, learning outcomes assessment is conducted in all programs to ensure the quality of our programs and to prompt ongoing improvements in teaching and learning.

CPS Online Learning Outcomes

At the College of Professional Studies-Online, at all levels and in all programs, we provide opportunities for students to learn to:

Communicate: To successfully receive and deliver messages through a variety of means (such as verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual) using the appropriate tools and practices for a given professional or community-based situation.

Think Critically and Comprehensively: To effectively collect, evaluate, and analyze information; define problems; make judgments; and draw conclusions that matter in real-world settings.

Apply Knowledge to Workplace and Community: To engage with diverse individuals, groups, or cultural frameworks; develop solutions to shared challenges; and reflect on professional practice and community engagement.

Gain Specialized Knowledge: To use essential frameworks, research methods, and professional practices of a field or discipline to further personal and professional growth.