Master of Professional Studies

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program designed for working professionals who wish to earn a graduate degree in their area of expertise and excel in their careers. View the brochure here. View the brochure here.

Designed for the working adult

Completely Online

Flexible Schedule

No GRE required with 5 years' work experience

The 30-hour MPS program combines the social sciences and the professions, and is offered completely online and available 24/7. The program culminates with a professional project which is designed in cooperation with the program director, and is typically related to the student's professional work.

If you are ready to build on your professional accomplishments with a master's degree, this is the program for you!

The Master of Professional Studies has five concentrations:

Each MPS program consists of 12 hours of core requirements, 15 hours related directly to your chosen concentration, and the 3 hour culminating project.


 For those interested in organizational leadership, planning, communication, conflict management, and other areas of leadership. Our graduates in this area have a variety of careers, including: 

  • Director of Strategic Influence
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Site Director
  • PMO Manager

 For those interested in recruiting, selection and retention of human capital, compensation and benefits, and other areas of human resources management. Our graduates in this area have a variety of careers, including:

  • CSA (Client Service Associate)
  • Human Resources Compliance Assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Vice President 

 For those interested in organizational needs analysis, instructional design, human resources management, and other areas of training and development.

  • Academic and Career Advisor
  • Course Materials Manager
  • Director of Professional Development
  • News Director
  • Talent Acquisition, Partner
  • Instructional Design Review Administrator 

Earn an MPS degree with a concentration in Leadership in Nutrition. Get a look at the handout, here.

The program is a perfect mix of leadership and nutrition classes including--entrepreneurial skills, obesity, macro and micronutrients, ethics, research design and much more! This is well-suited for all nutrition professionals interested in advancing their leadership knowledge and skills. Contact Pamela Morris at for more information.  

For those interested in data visualization, survey techniques and implementation strategies, and operational needs assessment, which are the basis of conducting and presenting the findings of organizational survey-based research that is fundamental in organizational decision making and advancement.


Grad School Hub Most affordable Masters programs 2019 logoWe're also pleased to announce the Masters of Professional Studies Program ranked No. 2 on the 2019 Most Affordable Online Masters Programs list published by Grad School Hub. The Master of Professional Studies with a Training and Development Concentration is a 30-credit, computer-based program suits working post-grads who are interested in advancing their career with a degree. Online courses like E-Training Advanced Instructional Design and Facilitation of Learning culminate with an applied professional project.

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