Welcome to CAPS

Welcome to the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS). Discover your pathway to a flexible, targeted and attainable education from a world-class institution, designed to help you succeed while you balance your personal and professional responsibilities.

$1.26M

In Grants & Scholarships Awarded Since 2021 

6,486

Total Number of CAPS Graduates

$13.2 M

Average Increase in Earnings 100 CAPS graduates would generate for the
St. Louis region by 2035


flexible

Flexible

Your education through CAPS is designed for the modern learner, offering the flexibility needed to balance work, family, and school commitments, ensuring you can achieve your educational goals on your terms.

targeted

Targeted

Your success is the top priority, which is why CAPS programs are tailored to meet the needs of the St. Louis workforce, offering sought-after skills that enable modern learners to upskill and reskill for career advancement.

attainable

Attainable

Your bottom line is important. CAPS makes attaining a high-quality education possible by working with you to identify prior credit that can be applied to your chosen program and helping you find financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

BSIS: Foundations of Counseling Psychology and Behavioral Health

Study learning and memory, motivation, sensory processes and perception, biological bases of behavior, social interactions, aging and development, personality, and clinical and affective psychology.

BSIS: Social Sciences

Social Sciences is designed for adult learners who want to build on their existent education by engaging with subjects across Social Sciences disciplines. Students acquire the foundation for career development and lifelong learning, honing skills in writing, deep reading, research and critical thinking.

BSIS: Clinical Research Management

Study includes areas as learning and memory, motivation, sensory processes and perception, biological bases of behavior, social interactions, aging and development, personality, and clinical and affective psychology.

Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning

The Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) is designed for adult career-changers who are committed to teaching in at-risk schools.

Master of Science in Clinical Research Management

The Master of Science in Clinical Research Management is designed for experienced professionals working in academic research centers or private industry who seek greater depth and breadth of study in the science and business of clinical research.

Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management

The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management addresses today’s challenges and opportunities, drawing on the expertise of experienced practitioners in the St. Louis area.

Certificate in Strategic Communication

The Certificate in Strategic Communication provides essential skills for designing, implementing and managing business communications programs for a range of corporate, agency and nonprofit organizations.

Certificate in Sustainability

The Certificate in Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary foundation for understanding and addressing today’s most pressing and complex social, environmental, and economic challenges.

Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management is intended for practicing managers and leaders in a broad range of human service, cultural, educational, religious and community organizations, and for those who wish to prepare for professional advancement.

Certificate in Healthcare Transitions

The Healthcare Transitions Certificate focuses on science and math skills that are necessary to transition to a healthcare-focused career.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Curiosity never retires. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Washington University is a membership community designed for curious learners age 50+. 

English Language Programs

The Washington University English Language Programs are designed to strengthen and advance the English language capacities of those who speak English as an additional language, facilitating students’ and scholars’ academic and professional success at the university and beyond.

Prison Education Project

The Washington University School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) Prison Education Project (PEP) offers a college education to incarcerated students at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, Missouri, and the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri.

Start your journey with a CAPS student recruiter

Prospective students should schedule an appointment with a recruiter to discuss their interests before applying for admission to a degree or certificate program. Recruiters can also help you if you are undecided about your academic goals or want to become more familiar with college procedures before applying for admission.

George Winston
Student Recruitment

Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

Christopher Thurmond
Student Recruitment

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Specialist

Lindsay<br/> Vance
Student Recruitment

Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist