First KU School of Professional Studies class starts this fall, pursues workforce-oriented education

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The back-to-school season looks different this year, and some University of Kansas students are not only starting a new semester but also make up the first class in the new KU School of Professional Studies.

KU created the KU School of Professional Studies in December 2019 as it focuses on innovation and serving adult learners with timely, workforce-oriented education. The new school, based at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, facilitates social mobility and equity by providing high-quality academic programs, research activities and engaged learning initiatives.

Offering in-person, hybrid and online programs in various disciplines – from biotechnology, engineering and information technology to American Sign Language and Deaf studies, public health and workplace communication – the school serves diverse students who may work full-time, have commitments outside of the classroom, have prior college-level education or otherwise need a different

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