College of Professional Studies

Through rigorous programs of study, research and service, students learn and live the ethical lifestyle of caring professionals.

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A strong foundation to prepare our students

Olivet’s College of Professional Studies programs equip students for a career in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States and around the world — business, health sciences, nursing and health care, family and consumer services, social work and criminal justice.

“Students are nourished by time spent with people they grow to admire and respect.”

From the Dean

“Every academic area in the School of Professional Studies leads to a professional career.”

First and foremost, students will experience faculty who are skilled, knowledgeable, and will walk beside them. They make themselves available, they choose to be here because they believe in the mission of Olivet and they absolutely love our students and want to watch them change the world.

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Areas of Study

Explore Majors and Minors within the College of Professional Studies

With several areas of study and numerous degree and certificate options within each area, the College of Professional Studies offer the skills and opportunities to shape your future.

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By the Numbers

A Place You Belong

The College of Professional Studies generates impact and success through a strong network of programs and partners.


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College of Professional Studies Faculty

Meet Dr. Amber Residori

Dr. Residori is the Dean of the College of Professional Studies.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and seasoned administrator, Dr. Amber Residori cares about Olivet students. She is passionate about life, helping others and sharing God’s love through service. Her professional career includes work in residential treatment settings with youth and adolescents and in hospitals with psychiatric and mental health patients.

Meet more College of Professional Studies Faculty

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Doctor of Education: Ethical Leadership

Deciding to earn a doctoral degree is a decision to transform your life through academic pursuits, vocational development and spiritual maturation. The faculty and staff at Olivet are committed to your personal and career development as you strive to earn your doctorate.

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Olivet has an excellent exercise and sports science program. My goal was to work in a professional sports setting. Olivet prepared me to accomplish that goal.

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