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School of Professional Studies

Providing professional learning opportunities for students seeking
General Education, Bachelor's, Nursing, and Master's degrees

Dr. Mike Shurance, Dean

Guided by the Lutheran tradition of vocation, the School of Professional Studies serves and cultivates the curious, through transformational learning communities to discover and utilize their gifts for meaningful service.

With this mission statement we invite you to become part of the Concordia family as an adult, graduate and professional learner. Our school strives to provide learning opportunities and degrees for adults who seek General Education, Bachelor’s degrees, Master's degrees, or a nursing degree (ABSN, RN-BSN, and MSN). We also are developing certificate programs that combine Concordia academic programs with nationally known professional certificate providers.

Concordia’s beautiful campus and accessible location provide an attractive environment to learn and grow with others. We are also enhancing our hybrid and online offerings to equally serve students who cannot join us in Irvine. Our staff is eager to assist you in exploring how we can assist you with your educational goals.

Please explore the following pages on our website and consider extending your learning through study at Concordia University Irvine.


General Education

Our general education program meets you where you are. Consider it your starting point to complete the requirements you need to earn a four-year college degree. You will experience our innovative online delivery system, engaging faculty, and distinctive Core Curriculum in courses uniquely designed to fit your lifestyle. This program is built to prepare you for success in your chosen field and future career.

School of Professional Studies Handbook

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Healthcare Degrees

The Healthcare Program prepares you for professional positions that enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of health and wellness organizations and improve the delivery of healthcare services.

Bachelor's Degrees

Our programs offer undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, organizational psychology, and healthcare management.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

Undergraduate Programs

For traditional undergraduate students, the School of Professional Studies also offers bachelor's degrees in:

Nursing Degrees

The Nursing Program has been uniquely designed for students to learn the necessary knowledge and advanced skills to provide excellence in caring, compassionate, and competent nursing care.

Nursing Program


The School of Professional Studies is proud to partner with the following organizations:

  • Association of California Nurse Leaders
  • Athletes in Action
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
  • Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council
  • Bridge to Skate
  • California Nursing Students Association
  • Center Club Orange County
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • College of the Canyons
  • Concordia International School Shanghai
  • Crean Lutheran High School
  • Habitat for Humanity Orange County
  • The Elite OC
  • The First Tee Orange County
  • Fresno City College
  • Golden West College
  • Irvine Chamber
  • Irvine Valley College
  • LearningFuze
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Long Beach City College
  • Mariner's Church
  • OCTA
  • Orange Chamber of Commerce
  • Project Access Resource Center
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Saddleback College
  • Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Ana College
  • Taller San Jose Hope Builders
  • Tustin Chamber of Commerce
  • UC Irvine Health
  • United States Postal Service
  • US Military, Veterans, and Spouses
  • Women Helping Women
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