Shala Mills, J.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Learning Innovation

Dean of Graduate, Professional & Interdisciplinary Studies (GPIS)


The Office of Graduate, Professional & Interdisciplinary Studies at SUNY New Paltz has a long and proud history of providing professionals in the Hudson Valley region and beyond the tools for success in their chosen career paths. We provide administrative, admissions, and academic advising services, and – through the work of the Graduate Council – promote academic excellence and program and curriculum development.

Looking for advice or insight on a graduate program? We provide program and admissions information to prospective graduate students in person, by phone, or via email. Prospective students are able to meet on a walk-in basis or by appointment with an advisor who provides individualized program and application information.


Hours of Operation
Fall & Spring Semesters: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Summer & Intersession: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Office Location:
Old Main Building, room 127

Mailing Address
Division of Academic Planning & Learning Innovation
Department of Graduate, Professional & Interdisciplinary Studies 
State University of New York at New Paltz
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2442

Phone, Fax & E-mail
Phone: 845-257-3285
Secretary: 845-257-3947
Fax: 845-257-3284

Our Mission: The Office of Graduate, Professional & Interdisciplinary Studies at SUNY New Paltz aims to meet the educational needs of graduate, pre-professional, professional and career- changing students seeking timely, innovative, and intellectually stimulating study while providing the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary in their chosen disciplines. Whether in the classroom, in the field, or online, our graduate, certificate and non-credit programs prepare students to be knowledgeable and skilled, ethical, and culturally sensitive individuals prepared to contribute meaningfully to their profession and their communities.

SUNY New Paltz Mission