The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies is to provide a diverse and dynamic student body the opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills so they can contribute to their profession and enrich their lives. The School provides undergraduate course work in the fields of Business, Computing and Technology, Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Sports and Exercise Science. These primary areas of study encompass several specialties. In addition to supporting general education preparation and undergraduate degrees, the School provides graduate degrees in Business, Education, and Behavioral Sciences. Several disciplines blend academics with field-based and practical experiences as a regular part of the educational process.

Excellence in teaching and learning is highly prized and is viewed as the most significant role of the School and University. Faculty, students, and administration work interactively with communities by providing economic research support, cultural opportunities, and educational outreach experiences.