​This degree is for adults who want to accelerate their progress through applied experience and individual attention, with a focus of study based on professional goals.

Degree requirements can be met by documenting experience and ongoing work, as well through transfer and SNL courses.

Each student has an advising committee with an SNL faculty member and an expert in the focus area who help develop a plan to meet goals, and assess prior learning.

The degree is earned after satisfying 50 requirements, written as statements describing competence. Certain competences are met by specific courses or projects; others can be satisfied by relevant transfer courses or experience.

SNL courses are in the Chicago Loop, Naperville, Oak Forest and near O'Hare areas, as well as Online.