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About Metropolitan School for Professional Studies

The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) was established as University College in 1979 by the Catholic University Board of Trustees to extend the educational resources and programs of the University to adult students wanting to pursue academic and professional credentials. MSPS regards its service to adult students as a special part of The Catholic University of America's overall educational mission.

Programs are designed with a maximum of flexibility to assist in balancing the responsibilities of work and family along with academic goals. Students can choose to attend in-person evening classes on-campus or online, in both full semester or accelerated formats.  MSPS also works with business and professional groups to meet the professional training and certification needs of their members.

Current MSPS Students

To participate, MSPS students must first meet with the Undergraduate Adviser and obtain approval to add Saylor Academy transfer courses to their study plan.

Be sure to create your Saylor Academy account with your Catholic University of America email address (

Saylor Direct Credit Course Equivalents

The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies will accept the following Saylor Academy courses for transfer credit.  Discover how here.

Please note that some Saylor Direct Credit courses may be currently unavailable. See an up to date list at

Course Equivalent Course/ Elective Name Credits Available
BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology MID 210 Intro to Biological Sciences 3
BUS204: Business Statistics MBU 370 Statistics 3
BUS206: Management Information Systems MIS 240 Management of Information Systems 3
BUS209: Organizational Behavior MBU 201 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
BUS210: Corporate Communication MHU 131 Presiding, Presenting, & Speaking 3
COMM001: Principles Of Human Communication MHU 151 Rhetoric & Composition 3
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I MIS 105 Introduction to IT 3
CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II MIS 107 Application of IT 3
CS302: Software Engineering MIS 327 Intro to Software Engineering 3
CS402: Computer Communications and Networks MIS 323 Data Communications & Network Services 3
ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics MBU 141 Macroeconomics 3
ENVS203: Environmental Ethics, Justice & World Views MID 212 Ethics & The Environment 3
MA121: Introduction to Statistics MBU 370 Statistics 3
PHIL103: Moral and Political Philosophy MPH 311 Contemporary Moral Issues 3
PSYCH101: Introduction to Psychology MSO 180 General Psychology 3
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology MSO 190 Introduction to Sociology 3

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