Masters Programs in Professional Studies

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Professional Studies

Master of Professional Studies (or MPS) programs concentrate on the practical study of an often interdisciplinary field. A graduate degree program, Master of Professional Studies is an option for individuals who have finished (or will soon complete) a Bachelor’s degree. While Master of Science and Master of Arts programs often focus on theory and research, Master of Professional Studies programs are aimed at developing students’ applied knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Master of Professional Studies degrees are available at universities around the world. They offer a variety of specializations including Accountancy and Management, Applied Statistics, Human Resources, Imaging Science, Information Technology, Materials Science, Project Management, Strategic Training, Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and more. MPS programs very often require students to complete an internship, placement, or fieldwork in addition to their coursework. This real-world experience provides the student with a more applied learning atmosphere.

Working professionals with experience in their field often find returning to university to obtain a Master of Professional Studies to be a rewarding experience. Employers at large and small businesses, across the public and private sectors, recognize the value of an MPS degree. Recent graduates from Bachelor’s programs can also benefit tremendously from getting a Master of Professional Studies prior to embarking on their professional career path.

Master of Professional Studies programs often last one to two years. The costs of taking an MPS degree vary from one university to another, and from one country to another. For qualifying students, financial assistance may be available for prospective students seeking to enroll in an MPS. The admissions department at the university hosting the program of interest will be able to give more specific and detailed information about the costs of taking an MPS program.

Graduates from Master of Professional Studies programs statistically find that their career prospects and salary expectations improve after completing the program. The applied experience that is critical to successful completion of an MPS compares well with professional development in the workplace. Additionally, the requisite thesis or capstone project that most Master of Professional Studies students must complete develops an additional skillset of independent research, critical reasoning, problem solving, organized communication and more.

More information about Master of Professional Studies programs is available here. Simply search for the MPS degree program that is right for you. You can request information directly from the universities in just one minute using the web form on an MPS program page.

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Master of Health Administration

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time January 2019 USA Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver new Master of Health Administration (MHA), is designed to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. The program offers continuing students, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge and earning potential, a unique and well-rounded insight into an industry that is expected to see a 17% increase in employment by 2024. [+]

Master of Health Administration

Metropolitan State University of Denver new Master of Health Administration (MHA), is designed to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. The program offers continuing students, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge and earning potential, a unique and well-rounded insight into an industry that is expected to see a 17% increase in employment by 2024. The MHA program can be completed in 2.5 years in small class sessions that promote student interaction and individualized attention.

Our program is designed to develop health care leaders for a rapidly changing world.

Designed for full-time or part-time students 40 credit hours Online/Hybrid courses 8-week course format Fall & Spring program Entry No GRE, GMAT or MAT testing required Pre-Requisites- Prior college-level coursework required in accounting, statistics, and economics. We welcome VA and Post 9/11 GI Bill students. Learn from around the world. International students can study from their home countries. For the in-class session, you can Skype into classes. Attention International Students: F-1 visa holders are excluded from a pursuit of MSU Denver’s online MHA program due to federal enrollment requirements for F-1 international students. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The MSU Denver MHA is a value leader in Colorado with a high-quality program at a reasonable cost. ... [-]

Online Master in E-Health & Telemedicine Management

Rome Business School
Online Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome

E-Health is the combined use of information technology and electronic communication, especially the internet, in the health sector, for clinical, educational and administrative purposes; both on-site and at distance (in which case it is called Telemedicine). [+]

Starting Date: each year, March and October

Under the patronage of SIT – the Italian Society of Telemedicine - The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree Course in e-Health Management has been designed to supply training on organizational processes and technologies aimed at the proper introduction and management of ICT solutions and Telemedicine in Health Systems.

E-Health is the combined use of information technology and electronic communication, especially the internet, in the health sector, for clinical, educational and administrative purposes; both on-site and at distance (in which case it is called Telemedicine). E-Health is not only a technical development but also represents a way of thinking, a commitment, an organizational approach to improve health care locally or regionally by using the new opportunities presented by Information and Communication Technology. Starting date: each year, in March and October.... [-]


Master of Social Science in Monitoring and Evaluation

Lupane State University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 Zimbabwe Bulawayo

The program is designed to impart advanced theoretical and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation in order to improve the design, implementation, and outcomes of social programs. [+]

The program is designed to impart advanced theoretical and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation in order to improve the design, implementation, and outcomes of social programs.

The main objective of the program is to produce highly qualified evaluation personnel to spearhead the evaluation of development programs and public policies.

Entry Requirements To be admitted to this program prospective students should normally hold an upper second class honors degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or an equivalent from this or another recognized institution, OR Any first degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from a recognized university. Duration of Study ... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health

Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Online Part time 2 - 3 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio Ekenäs + 1 more

Digitalisation challenges social and health care activities as well as the way of thinking. A new approach to social and healthcare services means that the client/patient receives all information about him or her and is equally involved in the decision-making about his or her own care. [+]

Study objectives

Digitalisation challenges social and health care activities as well as the way of thinking. A new approach to social and healthcare services means that the client/patient receives all information about him or her and is equally involved in the decision-making about his or her own care. Digitalisation does not, however, develop by itself but it requires multidisciplinary expertise to achieve commitment to change in the working life and to promote digitalisation actively. Digitalisation also offers possibilities for business intelligence. Health services in all EU countries have been available since the beginning of 2014, and digitalisation is introduced to add value to the cross-border services. The Master’s Degree in Digital Health provide the graduates with skills needed for innovative development of digital social and healthcare services, service production, expert organisation management and for the development of service quality and management. The studies also prepare the students for planning, implementing and evaluating the social welfare and health care reform in different operational environments.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology of Environment and Health

University of Oviedo -
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Oviedo

After having successfully completed this course, students will be able to pursue the following jobs and tasks: environmental consulting and risk assessment; development and implementation of biotechnology solutions; project Manager and Multidisciplinary Team Manager; creation and management of biotechnology companies; teaching biotechnology, biomedicine and environmental technology, as well as doing research on those fields. [+]

Professional Opportunities

After having successfully completed this course, students will be able to pursue the following jobs and tasks:

Environmental consulting and risk assessment. Development and implementation of biotechnology solutions. Project Manager and Multidisciplinary Team Manager. Creation and management of biotechnology companies. Teaching biotechnology, biomedicine and environmental technology, as well as doing research in those fields. Syllabus

The University of Oviedo has signed agreements with the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (France), the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and the Universitá di Bologna (Italy), and the University of Cranfield (UK) enabling students who comply with the provisions of the corresponding agreement to obtain a double degree. These international itineraries offer students the possibility of specializing in different aspects related to Biotechnology of Environment and Health.... [-]


Master in Public Health Data Science

University of Bordeaux
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Bordeaux Pessac Talence + 2 more

This international Master program provides a year of international research into public health data science, from project design to real life health data analysis and the communication of results. [+]

This international Master program provides a year of international research into public health data science, from project design to real life health data analysis and the communication of results.

Program factsheet Academic cooperation: The Master of Public Health Data Science is delivered along with the Bordeaux Population Health Research Center. Admission requirements: Candidates must fulfill the following: hold at least a Master (year 1) degree with honors (minimum 240 ECTS or equivalent) in one (or more) of the following disciplines: statistics, informatics or epidemiology. Program duration: 1 year, including an internship (60 ECTS). Language requirements: This program is taught entirely in English. Excellent proficiency in English is therefore required. Students whose native language is not English must provide a TOEFL or IELTS certification: TOEFL score of 550/213/79-80 or IELTS score of 6.0. Level: Master (year 2) of Science in Public Health Data Science. Tuition fees: University registration fees: 250€ (approximately) Student Life Contribution: 90€ (to be paid to the CROUS - regional student assistance office) International program training fees: 4,500€ In 2018 / 2019, scholarships that fully cover training fees will be granted to selected applicants. Applications for these scholarships should be submitted at the same time as the application for the Master program. Program outline ... [-]

Master in Art and Design

Across the Pond
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 29 more

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for art and design. Students in these programs experience world-class teaching, and gain access to innovative techniques, outstanding facilities, and staff that are prevalent in their fields. [+]

STUDY ART AND DESIGN IN THE UK

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for art and design. Students in these programs experience world-class teaching and gain access to innovative techniques, outstanding facilities, and staff that are prevalent in their fields. UK universities take the term “practitioner” to heart—students pursuing art and design in the UK will find themselves both challenged and rewarded by the numerous creative opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

BENEFITS OF STUDYING ART AND DESIGN IN THE UK Shorter courses: Most Master’s programs are only one year long, and most undergraduate programs are only three years long. MFA is available: While many students choose to pursue a one-year Master of Arts degree, an increasing number of UK university are offering the Master of Fine Arts. Networking opportunities: Many universities in the UK focus on having staff that are active in their fields, helping to provide an employability perspective and to generate learning opportunities outside of the classroom. The UK as classroom: The United Kingdom itself has inspired artists and designers for generations, and its universities have produced a number of successful alumni. Be one of them! HOW CAN ACROSS THE POND HELP? ... [-]

MPhil in Life Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The MPhil program provides research training in major areas of life science. It enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience required for research. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. [+]

The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programs and research opportunities in a range of cutting-edge areas in the field, particularly in neuroscience, structural biology, cell and developmental biology, marine and environmental biology and biotechnology.

We strive to provide an inspirational environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges of modern life science.

Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic program in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas.

The MPhil program provides research training in major areas of life science. It enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience required for research. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology for Health Sciences

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's Degree in Biotechnology for Health Sciences provides students with a specialization that aims to complement the scientific knowledge acquired in initial training courses (1st Cycle) in the field of Genetics and Biotechnology, Biology, Health, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related training, providing detailed and up-to-date scientific and technical training, including the most advanced techniques in the main fields of Biotechnology and Genetics for health analysis and diagnosis. [+]

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's Degree in Biotechnology for Health Sciences provides students with a specialization that aims to complement the scientific knowledge acquired in initial training courses (1st Cycle) in the field of Genetics and Biotechnology, Biology, Health, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related training, providing detailed and up-to-date scientific and technical training, including the most advanced techniques in the main fields of Biotechnology and Genetics for health analysis and diagnosis.

The aim of this second cycle is to acquire specific theoretical and technical competences in the above areas, which will allow the training of senior technicians with a master's degree capable of integration into the European labor market, in addition to the national one.... [-]


Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga + 2 more

This 2-year postgraduate program will prepare and qualify you to enter the Social Work profession in Australia and work with people and communities towards improving their contexts. [+]

Your study in arts and social sciences, and interest in human rights and social justice can be taken to the professional level with the Master of Social Work. This 2-year postgraduate program will prepare and qualify you to enter the Social Work profession in Australia and work with people and communities towards improving their contexts. You will study child protection, social policy, and law, health issues impacting Indigenous communities and leadership in social work organizations, and undertake practice under the supervision of an experienced social worker.As a graduate, you will have the values and knowledge to be ethical and reflective practitioners in this rewarding field.

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Máster Universitario en Actividad Física y Salud

Real Madrid International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Madrid

This Master´s degree has undertaken the task of designing specific training programs and improving the quality of life of large sections of the population. [+]

This Master´s degree has undertaken the task of designing specific training programs and improving the quality of life of large sections of the population. Two different itineraries: Professional and Investigator (this one enable for the Pdh) Learning based on practice GOAL

Based on the biopsychosocial model, it has developed a program which essentially focuses on the three dimensions of health: biological, psychological and social, in order to address the needs of various populations with some type of pathology, or the elderly.

WHO IS FOR?

The Master's Degree is aimed at holders of university degrees in Physical Activity, Psychology or Education, Health Sciences and Physical Education Teaching... [-]


Master of Health Services (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This degree is designed for health service professionals wanting to develop research skills that have practical application for innovations and policy in the healthcare sector, and scholarly understanding of health services provision. It enables informed participation in research endeavours and health services innovation and improvement. Students extend and deepen their knowledge of a specialised area in health services through a program of supervised research. [+]

This course assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The university attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. Students are part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

This degree offers solid research training to health service professionals who are required to undertake research in their current employment or who aspire to such positions.

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Master in Intelligence

INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Online 9 months September 2018 Spain Móstoles Zamora

The official master's degree in Intelligence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). With this master's degree, the student can choose a mention in Economic Intelligence or in Security and Defense, depending on the elective subjects that he chooses. [+]

Presentation

The official master's degree in Intelligence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). With this master's degree, the student can choose a mention in Economic Intelligence or in Security and Defense, depending on the elective subjects that he chooses.

Although the need to know is an innate characteristic of the human being, as well as the need to anticipate events, the chaos derived from the complex reality in which we move requires a constant effort, usually imperceptible, to order such complexity, equipping itself with instruments that allow the decoding of existing information. This official master's degree of Intelligence makes us see in this way that the human being faces the real world and the information it contains through brain processes that allow ultimately transforming information - whether public or private - into knowledge.... [-]


One Health (MSc, Pg Dip, Pg Cert, Pg Prof Dev - Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The One Health programme is part of the Global Health Academy and we share many elective courses with other programmes in the Academy. This provides a great deal of flexibility allowing you to personalize your studies to reflect your professional interests and career aspirations. As well as learning from our expert tutors you will join with students from around the world on a number of different master’s programmes to share experiences and knowledge. [+]

Programme description

One Health is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex interactions between human health, animal health, and ecosystem health. Its original emergence was largely driven by the threat of global pandemics of disease, in particular highly pathogenic avian influenza and SARS. There was a recognition that the complex health challenges faced in the 21st century required a new interdisciplinary approach that included both the natural and social sciences.

Launched in 2014, this programme utilizes the many strengths of the University of Edinburgh across multiple disciplines to provide the key training and skills required for a successful career in this emerging field.... [-]


Master's degree in health and medical translation

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Online Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Spain Castellón de la Plana + 1 more

The market for health and medical translation is constantly growing and now represents a very significant portion of the scientific and technical translation. Publishers, pharmaceutical companies, international organizations, hospitals and other medical organizations and health sector, face a wide range of needs interlingual and intercultural communication quality. [+]

The market for health and medical translation is constantly growing and now represents a very significant portion of the scientific and technical translation. Publishers, pharmaceutical companies, international organizations, hospitals and other medical organizations and health sector, face a wide range of needs interlingual and intercultural communication quality. In the thirteen edits, this graduate program has filled a vacuum of specialized training, has responded to a major market in the translation industry and has opened an avenue of employment to students in translation.

Coordination: Vicent Montalt i Resurrecció. Department of Translation and Communication. UJI. Susanna Borredà Delgado. Academic Secretary and tutoring. UJI. Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / June 2018) Offer distance Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]