Division of Professional Studies

Serving the needs of adult and online learners.

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Holistic learning. Rigorous curriculums. Real-world application.

Butler’s Division of Professional Studies (DPS) was established to serve the needs of adult and online learners through degree, certificate, and non-degree programs. We also help organizations achieve their employee training and development goals through the creation of custom programs tailored to an organization’s needs.

US News Best Online Grad Program Badge

Our programs have significant market appeal and are highly distinctive in the higher education space, providing opportunities for students to gain new knowledge, skills, and expertise employers not only value, but need to remain competitive in the ever-changing business environment.


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Butler University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Leadership Announcement

“Julie is an entrepreneurial, mission-driven leader and practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in the education field,” Beckwith said. “With deep expertise in adult, online and digital learning, Julie is most passionate about leading organization-wide innovation to expand equity, access, and engagement with digital learning programs that yield high impact outcomes for the learner and institution. She is a perfect fit for Butler and this role.”

Julie Straub