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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Post Primary Education - Professional Master of Education

Hibernia College
Online & Campus Combined April 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. 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,... [-]

Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 30 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

The MPS program is designed to be a multidisciplinary degree to meet emerging workforce needs. Concentrations are available in: Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Public Health Administration, Social Entrepreneurship, CyberSecurity, Information Assurance Management, Web Development, and Computer Networking. [+]

The Master of Professional Studies degree is a multi-disciplinary master's degree designed to meet emerging workforce development needs. 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 9-hourcognate field or free electives area, and 4] a 3-hour projects or internship course. The total number of credits required for this degree is 30 credit hours. [-]

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 in Sport Management Online

Johan Cruyff Institute
Online Part time 13 months February 2017 Spain Barcelona

The main objective of the Master in Sport Management is to train you to use management tools to help you recognize business opportunities, develop strategies, anticipate changes, optimize resources and analyze information judiciously, without the obstacles of time or place and adapting the pace of study to your individual workload and availability. [+]

INTRODUCTION The main objective of the Master in Sport Management is to train you to use management tools to help you recognize business opportunities, develop strategies, anticipate changes, optimize resources and analyze information judiciously, without the obstacles of time or place and adapting the pace of study to your individual workload and availability. Admission Requirements Have a Bachelor's degree, diploma or equivalent. Have 3 years experience in the field of sports management. Have developed a career as a professional athlete. Modality Online. Also available on campus in Barcelona (in Spanish), Amsterdam (in English), and Also blended (partially on campus in Barcelona and online). ACADEMIC ITINERARY You have the option of studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management (32 ECTS) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Marketing (27 ECTS), or you can take modules of the Master separately as specialized courses. This way, you can earn credits towards obtaining the Master degree in a maximum period of 3 years from the start of the first module. This Master is for you if: You’re an (ex-) athlete who is looking for academic training in management to give your professional career a boost. You’re working in a business environment and want to specialize in the sports industry. You wish to complete your education with a specialized postgraduate degree in the administration and management of sports. LEARNING OUTCOMES To understand and apply strategic, global and objective vision to the sports industry from a business perspective. To create new market opportunities by applying an entrepreneurial... [-]

Master of Public Health

Chicago State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA Chicago

Chicago State University's MPH program is a practice-centered curriculum designed to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century. It focuses on the core functions of public health including: health status assessments, environmental health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well as health policy development and research. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. Chicago State University's MPH program is a practice-centered curriculum designed to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century. It focuses on the core functions of public health including: health status assessments, environmental health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well as health policy development and research. CSU’s MPH program has a value-added component that focuses on minority health and health equity. The MPH curriculum also emphasizes the social and scientific strategies in understanding the causality, consequences, prevention and control of diseases and untimely deaths. Students in the MPH program will conduct research that will increase public awareness of these health problems. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 (Graduate) [-]

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... [-]

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) [-]

Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business

University of Newcastle
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business is designed for students with a degree in a field other than Accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting and business concepts and procedures. [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business is designed for students with a degree in a field other than Accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting and business concepts and procedures. The program encompasses study in finance, general management, taxation law and auditing, marketing, human resources management, International business, E-business and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

Account Executive, Accountant, Actuary, Administrator, Banker, Banking and Finance Professional, Business Analyst, Certified Practicing Accountant, Construction Manager, Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary, Facilities Manager, Financial Advisor / Analyst, Financial Project Manager, Investment Manager, Property Development and Property Management.... [-]


Master in Sport Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 USA San Francisco

Today's sports industry needs highly trained professionals to meet the challenging pace of changes in economics and lifestyle that will define the growth patterns in tomorrow's marketplace. [+]

Master in Sport ManagementToday's sports industry needs highly trained professionals to meet the challenging pace of changes in economics and lifestyle that will define the growth patterns in tomorrow's marketplace.With the expansion of both recreational and spectator sports and society's increasing concern over healthful lifestyles athletic administration and fitness management are both growing more complex. As a result, successful organizations in the sports industry are increasingly looking for tomorrow's leaders to have specialized training at the graduate level.The Master’s Program provides professional preparation for leadership positions with professional sports teams; intercollegiate athletic programs; sports facilities; amateur athletic organizations; health and fitness organizations; sporting events and tournaments; stadia and arenas; and the marketing, management, and communication firms that support the sports marketplace.... [-]


MicroMasters Program in Project Management (Rochester Institute of Technology)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 30 weeks January 2018 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Launch your career in an industry that is adding 1.5 million jobs globally each year by earning a Project Management MicroMasters from RIT. [+]

Average Length: 10 weeks per course Effort: 8-12 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program Subject: Business & Management Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology Institution Offering Credit: Rochester Institute of Technology Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $150 per course Launch your career in an industry that is adding 1.5 million jobs globally each year by earning a Project Management MicroMasters from RIT. The Project Management MicroMasters Program from RIT is a graduate level learning experience* designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful project manager in any industry. This online sequence is a semester’s worth of work and consists of three courses and a final capstone exam. Earning the MicroMasters Credential will showcase your understanding of project management techniques and tools. You will develop the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a team that will meet the expectations of your customers and business goals. Build on your MicroMasters Credential by applying to RIT’s School of Individualized Study for a customized master’s degree. *The MicroMasters Credential is not a Master’s degree. It is a credential granted by RITx for outstanding performance in graduate-level online coursework. For many learners, it can be a step toward earning an RIT Master’s degree. Job Outlook Exciting career opportunities across industry domains as project manager, project consultant, project analyst, program manager, project office manager, project coordinator, project architect, and more! Project management positions are growing at 1.5 million opportunities per year. (source: Project... [-]

MTech in Environmental Health

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 3 years February 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. 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 [-]

Master of Finance (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

Bond's Master of Finance (Professional) is a quantitatively rigorous program that will give you a strong understanding of financial principles and their application to corporate financial policy, international financial markets, derivative assets and their associated markets, plus a strong understanding of specialised aspects of the financial industry. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Finance program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. [-]

Mestrado em Desporto, Especialização em Treino Desportivo

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Santarem + 1 more

O curso pretende contribuir para a formação especializada dos licenciados e para o desenvolvimento da investigação aplicada e do conhecimento científico no contexto profissional do desporto. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. Mestrado em Desporto, Especialização em Treino Desportivo Objetivos O curso pretende contribuir para a formação especializada dos licenciados e para o desenvolvimento da investigação aplicada e do conhecimento científico no contexto profissional do desporto. O curso pressupõe que os estudantes devem possuir conhecimentos e capacidade de compreensão a um nível que sustentando-se nos conhecimentos obtidos ao nível do primeiro ciclo nas áreas do treino desportivo, condição física e saúde, desporto de natureza e educação física, os desenvolvam e aprofundem, na área especializada do Desporto, nas diversas especializações; e que os estudantes devem conhecer com profundidade a área científica do Desporto, bem como especializar o seu conhecimento nas vertentes aplicadas da investigação, da intervenção e da formação em diversos âmbitos do Desporto, que constituem as especialidades aplicadas da área principal. Duração: 2 Anos Benefícios: Alojamento e Curso de Língua Portuguesa (30 horas) Ensino ministrado em Português*: Candidatura (35€) Anual (2500€) Utilização (35€) Ensino ministrado em Inglês*: Candidatura (35€) Anual (3500€) Utilização (35€) *os valores que se seguem serão oportunamente sujeitos a confirmação [-]

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 [+]

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 faced by adolescents as... [-]

Master in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

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

The four-semester master’s programme Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering links the scientific disciplines of Chemistry and Pharmacy with the engineering discipline of Chemical and Process Engineering and thus represents a master’s programme unique in the German-speaking area. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. Overview The master´s degree programme in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering offers an interdisciplinary curriculum at the intersection between the natural sciences chemistry and pharmacy and the engineering science chemical and process engineering. A fundamental understanding of engineering and associated skills is provided, enabling students to carry out high-quality research and to develop innovative systems based on scientific principles. Within the master’s programme students have the opportunity to specialize either in chemical or pharmaceutical engineering. “Intelligent“ pharmaceutical products can be tailored to the age, gender and lifestyle of individual patient. Modern drugs will be produced and delivered in a personalized way, revolutionizing medical care. In this context, shorter development times and reduced production costs are critically needed, which is addressed by the field of pharmaceutical engineering. Also the future chemical industry requires cleaner, highly sustainable and more economical chemical processes, which is addressed by the field of chemical engineering. Career Opportunities Knowledge of computer science can be used in almost every aspect of life – from industry and the services sector to public administration, teaching and research. Graduates specifically deal with support in modelling, design, implementation, assessment and application of complex software systems. Required abilities range from diverse programming tasks and developing modern multimedia solutions to dealing with new media. Career Opportunities The interdisciplinary qualification profile of this master´s degree enables graduates to work in a wide range of positions in the field of chemical and pharmaceutical engineering as well as in environmental technology. Possible areas of... [-]