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 Advanced Studies in International Affairs

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security. Whether you’re looking to advance your global career or launch a new one, the MAS-IA provides all the tools you’ll need to excel. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security. We offer the flexibility of both full- and part-time enrollment, allowing students the option of maintaining employment while pursuing their degree. GPS students thrive in the diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of America’s most innovative cities, while enjoying proximity to the broader Pacific region that plays such a crucial role in today’s global economy and geopolitics. On campus, students work with professors who are leading experts in their fields. Selecting one of five specialized career tracks, as well as a regional specialization, students are able to connect academic work with the leadership roles they’ll assume after graduation. Whether you’re looking to advance your global career or launch a new one, the MAS-IA provides all the tools you’ll need to excel. Program Overview Students enrolled full time complete the degree in a nine-month academic year (holders of F or J visas must study full time). A part-time enrollment option (2 academic years) is also available to professionals with flexible work schedules. In addition to core classes, students must also satisfy the requirements of a career track and complete electives for a country/regional specialization: China, Korea, Japan, Latin America or Southeast Asia. ... [-]

Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education

Hibernia College
Online & Campus Combined April 2018 Ireland Dublin

Hibernia College Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher. [+]

Hibernia College Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher. Due to the structure of the programme and the funding eligibility criteria we can only accept applications from Ireland. Blended online professional master of education The programme, which blends online content, virtual learning environments and face-to-face delivery, is designed to develop professionals and experts who are positioned to be leaders in the field of post-primary education. The programme is ideal for anyone who does not have easy access to one of the traditional education providers or who doesn’t have time to spend commuting to and from lectures daily. Online study with Hibernia Hibernia College has a proven track record in delivering a dynamic online study experience that offer learners maximum support. Our online model is successful because it is dedicated to helping professionals meet their current work challenges and by continually building on the interactions of students and faculty. We provide you with a personal academic advisor, who will guide you through the programme to ensure your success. Accredited Post Primary Masters The programme results in a HETAC Level 9 award. Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education - Subjects The Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education is accredited for the following 15 teaching subjects: Gaeilge, English, Modern Languages, History, Geography, CSPE, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting,... [-]

Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 30 hours August 2018 USA Wichita + 1 more

The MPS program is designed to be a multidisciplinary degree to meet emerging workforce needs. Concentrations are available in: Chemistry, Computer Networking, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Gerontology, Human Resource Management, Information Assurance Management, Instructional Design, Music Composition, Music Performance, Organizational Leadership, Public Health Administration, Web Development [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. The Master of Professional Studies degree is a multi-disciplinary master's degree designed to meet emerging workforce development needs. Concentrations are available in: Chemistry Computer Networking Criminal Justice Cybersecurity Gerontology Human Resource Management Information Assurance Management Instructional Design Music Composition Music Performance Organizational Leadership Public Health Administration Web Development It is designed to develop advanced professional skill sets in various subject areas not currently represented at FHSU by Master of Science (MS) credentials. A salient feature of the degree program is the flexibility for the student to combine a major subject area with one or more cognate areas designed to enhance professional workforce skills desired by employers in industry, government, health care, and information technology careers. There are many career opportunities in Kansas and beyond for graduates with MPS degrees, including positions in information technology, human resources, government, law enforcement and the corrections industry, and non-profit industry or social services leaders. The MPS degree also provides students the necessary tools to embark on new entrepreneurial career ventures. To be effective today, professionals need to understand the trends impacting the broad career field and "industry" sector where they work. They also need specialized skills - sometimes unusual combinations of special skills - to add value to the organizations where they work. The MPS curriculum contains four components: 1] a 9-hour core curriculum which includes a research methods course, a statistics course, and a concentration-specific introductory graduate course,2] a 9 to 12-hour major concentration area, a 3] 6 to... [-]

Bachelor in Allied Health (2-Year Associate plus University Transfer)

San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
Campus Full time 4 - 5 semesters January 2018 USA San Mateo

Requirements below should be used as a guide only. Current students should consult DegreeWorks for their specific requirements based on their catalog rights. [+]

Requirements below should be used as a guide only. Current students should consult DegreeWorks for their specific requirements based on their catalog rights. Minimum Credits Required: 30 CORE REQUIREMENTS: 17 UNITS General Biology 4 Credits in BIOL 240 Human Anatomy 4 Credits in BIOL 250 Human Physiology 5 Credits in BIOL 260 General Chemistry OR Chemistry for Health Sciences 4:5 Credits in CHEM 210 or 410 SELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS: 13 UNITS You may take CHEM 210 or 410, but not both. Select 4 Units from the following 3 Credits in BIOL 100 or 110 or 130 or 132 Select 9 Units from the Following 9 Credits in BIOL 310 or COMM 130 or HSCI 100 or 104 or 116 or 430 or 432 or MATH 200 or MEDA 110 or PSYC 100 or SOCI 100 [-]

Master of Professional Studies

University of North Alabama
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Florence

The Master of Professional Studies (M.Pr.S) degree is an applied professional program with workforce development, organizational leadership and personal development at the core of its mission. This graduate degree is designed to provide students an accessible, online, and affordable opportunity to achieve their educational and professional objectives. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. Important Announcements! STUDENT ADVISING - We are always ready to assist M.Pr.S students with advising and academic planning. Please call 256.765.5003 to set up your consultation. The Master of Professional Studies (M.Pr.S) degree is an applied professional program with workforce development, organizational leadership and personal development at the core of its mission. This graduate degree is designed to provide students an accessible, online, and affordable opportunity to achieve their educational and professional objectives. The M.Pr.S degree is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The program is a 33 to 36 credit hour graduate degree program with a thesis or non-thesis option. It is not a graduate certificate program. Through this program students will demonstrate: an understanding of the nature and impact of major social, economic, and political forces, including population diversity, technological change, and globalization the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences the ability to conduct research and utilize research findings as a foundation for decision making an understanding of ethical bases for decision making the ability to lead, negotiate, and resolve conflicts Students will acquire and demonstrate these skills through a specific set of six required core courses and a set of four courses within one of the following specialization areas: Community Development, Security and Safety Leadership, and Information Technology. Please call UNA's Department of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies for more information Areas of Specialization In addition to the core component, students will take up to 15 credit hours of... [-]

Master of Construction Practice (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Construction Practice (Professional) covers a comprehensive range of subjects in the field of construction practice, focusing on the management and delivery of complex construction projects. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Construction Practice with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component. Professional Portfolio is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation. All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR completed a collaborative research project totaling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. The Professional Portfolio subject cannot be commenced until the student has successfully completed all 12 subjects of the master’s component of the degree. [-]

Master of Health Services (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 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 health care 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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MTech in Environmental Health

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

To provide students with the skills to conduct independent research through advanced problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking in the field of Environmental Health. [+]

To provide students with the skills to conduct independent research through advanced problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking in the field of Environmental Health. Admission requirements BTech Environmental Health. An average of 65% is required in the BTech programme. Contact details Name: Mrs Martha Chadyiwa Tel: 011 559 6239 / Email: mchadyiwa@uj.ac.za [-]

Professional Master in Sport Science

Latvian Academy of Sport Education
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Latvia Riga

To provide professional studies in sports science in correspondence with the state economic, cultural and social needs in the context of sports science. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. Professional qualification to be acquired: EDUCATION AND SPORT SPECIALIST with one of the following qualifications: a sports teacher a sports senior coach, a sport manager, a recreation specialist Programme aims: To provide professional studies in sports science in correspondence with the state economic, cultural and social needs in the context of sports science. To provide professional studies based on sports science theories, corresponding to professional standard, practically applicable for education and sport specialist. Programme content: Topical problems in today’s sport theory, sport science field: professional qualification Research methods in psychology Research technology, methodology Scientifically - pedagogical lexis in foreign language Educator in today’s informative world Research structure Novelties in management theory Topical problems in today’s pedagogy Recent teaching methods Psychological theories of personality Practice in professional qualification Final examinations: Master state examination including: Integrated examination in professional qualification; Working out and defending of Master paper. Further education possibility: Academic Doctor higher education programme „SPORT SCIENCE” (code 51813) [-]

MPhil in Social Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The MPhil is a research degree that can be pursued either as an end in itself or as a preparation to the PhD degree at either HKUST or elsewhere. While we welcome students from a variety of disciplines to apply, as befits a research degree, we do expect applicants to have a strong background in a social science discipline, and, in addition, the ability to demonstrate promising research potential through a substantial research proposal. [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, program-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees. Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research. The MPhil is a research degree that can be pursued either as an end in itself or as a preparation to the PhD degree at either HKUST or elsewhere. While we welcome students from a variety of disciplines to apply, as befits a research degree, we do expect applicants to have a strong background in a social science discipline, and, in addition, the ability to demonstrate promising research potential through a substantial research proposal. Research Foci In Social Science, research focuses primarily on the evolving economy, polity and society of Mainland China. Specific topics encompass economic reforms and development, social stratification and mobility, contentious politics, foreign policy and relations, historical demography and migration, environmental policy, emotions and the Chinese personality, as well as broad issues pertaining to gender, culture and the role of innovation and technology in society. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English... [-]

Master of Social Sciences

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. Master of Social Sciences Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. A Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) builds on the Bachelors or Honours qualification you've already gained. When studying for your MSocSc, you'll focus on your preferred Social Science subject area and you'll immerse yourself in a high-level programme of study. You'll learn the latest research techniques and be updated on recent developments in knowledge relating to your chosen field. You'll be preparing for a dissertation or thesis, so will be conducting a substantial amount of your own independent research. If you think you may want to complete a doctorate level qualification later on, completing a MSocSc prepares you for that next level of academic study. As you grow your knowledge of your chosen subject area, you'll be refining your intellectual skills, particularly your ability to think critically, problem solve and analyse. This will enable you to prepare for leadership roles in fields related to your subject area. Industry Connections During your studies, you'll be supervised by well-connected Faculty members who have networks with people working in a wide range of sectors, from business to government. These people, including representatives from local and central government and tribal authorities, provide input into the different subject areas. Members of community groups, business organisations and industrial and professional groups do the same – they provide valuable support and input. The subject area experts... [-]

Master’s of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

St. Mary's University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA San Antonio

The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. [+]

A comprehensive curriculum in the Master of Public Administration Program at St. Mary’s University promotes professional excellence and exposes students to classical works and methodologies in the public administration discipline. Our courses are taught by highly respected faculty members and practitioners in urban management and public policy. Additionally, we now offer the option of a certificate in Public Communication, Public Policy and Public Leadership for Public Administration graduate students, as well as a Legislative Internship Program. The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. The St. Mary’s program is one of the few in Texas with curriculum designed to serve this mission. The Urban Management specialization focuses on how local government area administered and managed. The core courses are designed to address contemporary issues confronting urban managers, such as: Management of scarce resources Ethics and leadership Effective service delivery Course areas include: Public Budgeting Municipal Law Urban Planning and Economic Development Ethics Leadership Urban Political Institution Internship requirement Career Opportunities The Master of Public Administration program at St. Mary’s University trains students to become highly effective and successful public policy leaders or analysts. Public Administration graduates are in high demand by local and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout Texas and the Southwest. Career opportunities include: City manager Budget director Urban planner Public works and utilities administration Heads of federal, state and government agencies Nonprofit... [-]

MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

Preparing School Counselors to be Social Justice Agents of Change in Urban Schools [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools. OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling. Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed: - in public or private educational settings, - in community-based agencies, - as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. They also may choose to pursue a doctoral degree. Program Description The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings. The program emphasizes: - multicultural youth development and counseling - problem-solving, goal-oriented, counseling - social justice orientation - ecological systems in urban contexts Students learn theories and effective, pragmatic interventions with youth in schools. The program has a social justice orientation which seeks to foster equity, respect for diversity, creativity, compassion and community empowerment. “When asked if I feel ‘ready’ to enter the field of school counseling, I always reflect on how the USF School Counseling Program has prepared me to work with the universal issues... [-]

University Master's Degree In Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training And Language Teaching - Specialty In Vocational Training (vocational Training And Orientation)

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain A Coruña

The Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching is a title of the Faculty of Education Sciences that belongs to the area of ​​Social and Legal Sciences. [+]

Introduction The Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching, Is a title of the Faculty of Sciences of the Education that belongs to the area of ​​Social and Legal Sciences. The Master's degree requires 60 ECTS credits, theoretical and practical. These credits are distributed as follows: Generic Module (16 credits), Specific Module (26 credits), Practicum and Master's End Work (18 credits). The Generic Module is common for all enrolled students and has mandatory presential nature. The Specific Module and Practicum are different depending on the peculiarities of each itinerary or specialty. The Practicum also has a face-to-face and is developed in Secondary Education centers that are established by agreement with the Xunta de Galicia. Why study the degree The Master's qualification for teaching is a specific requirement for admission to the teaching staff of secondary education, technical vocational training teachers, music and performing arts teachers, plastic arts and design teachers, workshop teachers Of plastic arts and design and faculty of official language schools. Structure of the Study Generic Didactics. Curriculum and school organization Function tutorial and tutorial Education and languages ​​in Galicia Psychological development and school learning Education, society and educational policy Teaching innovation and initiation to educational research Teaching innovation Initiation to educational research It_6. Complements for disciplinary training Vocational training and the labor market Insertion and job counseling It_6. Didactics and teaching Learning and teaching of vocational training and guidance modules Practicum Practicum Work End of Master Work End of Master Training... [-]

Master in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Graz

The interdisciplinary master’s programme Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering at TU Graz connects the natural sciences of chemistry and pharmacy with the engineering field of chemical and process engineering. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. The interdisciplinary master’s programme Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering at TU Graz connects the natural sciences of chemistry and pharmacy with the engineering field of chemical and process engineering. In this one-of-a-kind study, you work together with internationally recognized lecturers in well-equipped laboratories. The study qualifies you to conduct high-quality national and international and to develop innovative chemical and pharmaceutical production systems for industry. The interdisciplinary master’s programme Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering at TU Graz connects the natural sciences of chemistry and pharmacy with the engineering field of chemical and process engineering. In this one-of-a-kind study, you work together with internationally recognized lecturers in well-equipped laboratories. The study qualifies you to conduct high-quality national and international and to develop innovative chemical and pharmaceutical production systems for industry. Content Compulsory Subjects You become familiar with the most current theories, principles and methods in the engineering sciences. You consider the economic and legal aspects of chemical and process engineering. You deal with, for example, chemical engineering, particle process engineering, chemical thermodynamics and applied analytics. You can specialize in the area of pharmaceutical process engineering. Specialisation subjects You may choose one of 2 areas of specialization: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING : In this area specialization, you gain expertise in chemical and process engineering and learn about the mission of the chemical industries of the future – to develop sustainable and economical chemical processes. PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING : Intelligent pharmaceutical products will revolutionize medical care: Personalised products can be customized to fit the age,... [-]