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The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree is designed to provide an advanced level of understanding in professional areas of study or for those students seeking a broad interdisciplinary approach to knowledge. Graduates of the program will be prepared for advanced positions in organizations that focus on a global environment and the ability to analyze issues through multiple lenses. Students in the program will be able to solve complex social, economic and political problems by learning how to think expansively, apply knowledge and integrate various resources. MPS graduates are required to successfully complete four professional studies core courses and select six courses from one of the professional tracks in psychology, education or an interdisciplinary track. Graduate students will integrate and apply knowledge from the professional core courses to the professional track. Students may also self design an interdisciplinary concentration under the direction and approval of the Program Director. See the Graduate Bulletin
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The MPS Program is a multifaceted program that can be customized to meet academic and career needs. The program is designed to be delivered online or in the accelerated format. MPS graduates are required to take four professional core courses (12 credit hours) offered online or in the traditional classroom setting. Students can choose one of four professional tracks for the remaining courses (18 credit hours) or self-design an interdisciplinary track with the guidance of the Program Director. This 30 credit hour program consists of ten courses and can be completed in either 4 or 5 trimesters. Students taking classes in the accelerated format attend class one evening per week and earn six credits. This convenient schedule attracts professionals interested in graduate education without interrupting their careers and family responsibilities.
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