History

A look at the College of Professional Studies over the years.

 

1960: Trustees create University College (UC) as a part-time undergraduate evening college.

1970: University College becomes one of the largest undergraduate part-time colleges in the United States with more than 15 suburban metro-Boston campuses.

1990: Noncredit Center for Continuing Education merged into University College, and Lincoln College (evening engineering technology) merged into the School of Engineering Technology.

2004: University College renamed by Trustees to School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Online and graduate degrees launched.

2006: First class of master’s and doctoral students graduate. Lowell Institute School merged into the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

2007: The School of Professional and Continuing Studies adds the World Languages Center, School of Education, Global Pathways, Online Education, and Executive Doctorate in Law and Policy.

2008: The School of Professional and Continuing Studies is renamed the College of Professional Studies.

2010: The Undergraduate Department of Education becomes part of the College of Professional Studies.

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