Goodwin College of Professional Studies

The Goodwin College of Professional Studies provides traditional and non-traditional students with programs of study in  broad programmatic areas encompassing the following disciplines: construction management; creativity & innovation; engineering technology; hospitality management, culinary arts and food science; professional studies with concentrations in creativity & innovation, e-learning leadership, and homeland security management;  project management; property management; and sport management. Curriculum is the result of a collaboration of research and scholarship with practical, industry-inspired experience.  

The College of Professional Studies plays an important role within Drexel University by delivering diverse degree- and certificate-bearing programs offered through various modes of delivery: face-to-face day, weekend, and evening; as well as online.

Programs are regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

About the College

The mission of the College of Professional Studies is to provide a transformational educational experience for all our students – traditional and non-traditional- through relevant, leading-edge and multidisciplinary academic programs in industry-specific career areas offered in different delivery modes.

This is accomplished in an environment that values continuous improvement of student learning and engagement through outcomes assessment; faculty with real-world experience who have the ability to blend theory with practice and engage in practice-impacting research and scholarship; as well as local and global outreach and partnerships, service learning, creativity and innovation, and diversity. 

The College delivers programs that are professional and applied in nature. 
Students in our full-time day programs have opportunities for experiential learning through industry placement (co-ops) and internships. Faculty and staff are committed to academic excellence, quality instruction and advising, and student success. Many of our faculty are teacher-scholar-practitioners (TSPs) with several years of “real-world” experience and are involved in scholarly activities in their field. 

All Goodwin programs are unique, aligning with market and industry needs, and blending theory with practice through laboratory experiments, field trips, and solid alliances with key businesses and industries.


The College of Professional Studies is housed at One Drexel Plaza, 3001 Market Street, across from the 30th Street train station in Philadelphia. The college provides its students with access to state-of-the-art computer labs, and is home to the Learning Technologies Group, a leading provider of technology services and instructional design options at Drexel. 

The Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts and Food Science program is located on the sixth floor of the Peck Problem Solving and Research Center at 33rd and Arch Streets. It is a 6,500 square foot space that includes commercial kitchens and the Academic Bistro, the student-run restaurant, bar and lounge. The facility also includes a conference room and the Les Dames d'Escoffier Library, which currently holds over 1,200 publications.

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