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Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies
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Established 1892
Dean William F. Lynch
Staff 50 full-time faculty
400+ adjunct faculty
46 full-time staff
Students 272 full-time
1,694 part-time
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus University City Campus
Affiliations Drexel University

The Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies is a higher education college at Drexel University.

By offering a variety of delivery modes including; traditional day, part-time evening, accelerated Saturday classes, online, off-campus, and at corporate sites, Goodwin’s programs aim to fulfill A. J. Drexel's vision in making a "school for the study of design and for vocational training in the most general and best sense."[1]



Established shortly after the founding of Drexel as the Department of Lectures and Evening Classes, the College of Professional Studies has been a part of the school since 1892 under nine different names. In 1896, the Department of Lectures and Evening Classes was renamed as the Department of Evening Courses. In 1918, during Hollis Godfrey's internal reorganization,[2] it was renamed the Evening School. When degrees were offered through the school in 1924, it was renamed once again to the Evening Diploma School, from then it became known as the Evening College and Diploma School (1950–1965), and the Evening College (1965–1987). In 1987, it was renamed University College and remained that until it was merged with the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences in 1993.[3] In 1997, the college was brought back as the College of Evening and Professional Studies and underwent its last name change to the Goodwin College of Professional Studies in 2001 in honor of alumnus Richard C. Goodwin.

Goodwin’s 21st century mission is to provide specific career-oriented programs and services to part-time adult undergraduate, graduate, and lifelong learning individual and corporate consumers as well as traditional full-time undergraduates including: credit and non-credit courses & programs and academically related services for the Philadelphia region, Northern California, and strategic Global locations. Goodwin’s academic focus is in specific fields of practice in education, technology, industry, and multi-disciplinary studies.

In Fall 2008, Goodwin College merged with Drexel’s School of Education. In conjunction with this merge, a new school was formed within Goodwin called the School of Technology & Professional Studies, which includes the academic programs previously housed within Goodwin College prior the merge.

Included in this merge was The Math Forum, a web-based center for mathematics and mathematics education, which moved to Drexel in 2002 under the leadership of former university president Constantine Papadakis (1946–2009). The Math Forum’s mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world. It is composed of teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the web to learn math and improve math education. It is a place where educators share ideas and acquire new skills. They offer problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem-solving; collaborations; and professional development.

Shortly thereafter, the Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence and Drexel-Torrance Center for Creativity also became part of Goodwin.

Academic programs

Undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) Programs:

  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Communications and Applied Technology
  • Computing & Security Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Science
  • Education
  • General Studies - Various Concentrations/Minors
  • Hospitality Management
  • Professional Studies - Various Concentrations/Minors
  • Property Management
  • Sport Management

Saturday Scholars Degree-Completion Programs:

  • Communications and Applied Technology
  • Computing and Security Technology
  • Education
  • General Studies
  • Professional Studies
  • Property Management

Part-time/Evening Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Architecture
  • Communications and Applied Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Engineering
  • General Studies
  • Hospitality Management
  • Professional Studies

Graduate (Master of Science) Programs:

  • Construction Management
  • Educational Administration
  • Food Science
  • Global & International Education
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Learning Technologies
  • Math Teaching & Learning
  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • Professional Studies
  • Science of Instruction
  • Special Education
  • Sport Management
  • Teaching, Learning & Curriculum

Doctoral Programs:

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Management
  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies

Professional/Certificate Programs:

  • Coaching Certificate
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Computing Security Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Creativity Studies
  • Emergency Management
  • Fashion Engineering
  • Food Safety Training
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • International Code Certification
  • Intern Teaching Specialist
  • Managing Generations in the Workplace
  • Mathematics Learning and Teaching
  • PE & FE Review Courses
  • Power Engineering and NERC Training
  • Residential Property Management
  • Retail Leadership
  • School Principal Certification
  • Six Sigma (LEAN)
  • Teacher Certification
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification
  • Transition to Teaching

Academic Bistro

The Academic Bistro is Drexel University's student-run restaurant and lounge, located on the sixth floor of the Academic Building (33rd and Arch Streets, Philadelphia). The space includes modern commercial kitchens, dining room, conference room, and lounge.

The Hospitality Management, Culinary Science, and Culinary Arts programs run the Academic Bistro, which is intended to give students hands-on experience. The Bistro is open to the public for lunch or dinner on select weekdays during the academic year and is also available for private events, by reservation.


  1. ^ McDonald, Edward D.; Edward M. Hinton (1942). Drexel Institute of Technology 1891–1941. Haddon Craftsmen, Inc.. p. 35. ISBN 1406763748.  
  2. ^ McDonald, Edward D.; Edward M. Hinton (1942). Drexel Institute of Technology 1891–1941. Haddon Craftsmen, Inc.. pp. 54–69. ISBN 1406763748.  
  3. ^ "Drexel's colleges and schools, 1891–present". Drexel University. Retrieved 2008-02-23.  

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Coordinates: 39°57′19″N 75°11′05″W / 39.95521°N 75.18468°W / 39.95521; -75.18468



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