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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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20 Results in Professional Studies

Metropolitan State University of 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. T ... [+]

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. ... [-]
USA Denver
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
Lupane State University

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 s ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Zimbabwe Bulawayo
February 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Ehime University

This division provides education programs focusing on protein sciences and has four main lecture contents that are grappled with in Proteo-Science Center: infections mole ... [+]

The Graduate Schools of Engineering (established in 1967) and Science (established in 1978) were unified, and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering of Ehime University started in 1996. This Graduate School was reorganized in 2006.

The main educational objective is to offer opportunities for professional development and career enhancement to the students through lectures and research activities, which range widely from basic science to practical engineering fields. Interdisciplinary researches between science and technology can also be carried out easily as well as cooperative or project researches in the Graduate School.

Life Sciences

This division provides education programs focusing on protein sciences and has four main lecture contents that are grappled with in Proteo-Science Center: infections molecular science, photo-life science, molecular life science, and protein function science.... [-]

Japan Matsuyama
April 2019
Full-time
Campus
Savonia University of Applied Sciences

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Finland Kuopio Ekenäs
August 2019
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Online
University of Oviedo -

After having successfully completed this course, students will be able to pursue the following jobs and tasks: environmental consulting and risk assessment; development a ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

The MPhil programme provides research training in major areas of life science. It enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience required for research. ... [+]

The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programmes 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 programme 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 programme 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 defence of a thesis based on original research are required.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
University of Bordeaux

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
France Bordeaux Pessac Talence
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Southern Cross University

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 thei ... [+]

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.

Career Opportunities ... [-]
Australia Bilinga
March 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Online
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

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 scientifi ... [+]

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.... [-]

Portugal Vila Real
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Science (Honours) provides students with a unique opportunity to undertake original research and gain in-depth knowledge in their particular scientific fiel ... [+]

The course contains a compulsory core of professional subjects relevant to all science disciplines. The subjects in the core provide a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science businesses, industries or government organisations. These are the skills of communication, critical analysis, project management and innovation and commercialisation. The professional strand is complemented by a choice of major study in a specific science or mathematics discipline. Students in the Marine Science and Management major, for example, are exposed to multidisciplinary and cross-institutional coursework, with a capstone project taught at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and multiple lecture series and practical components using real-life data from the Australian Integrated Marine Observatory System. The second half of the course comprises a substantial research component, giving students an opportunity to undertake original, cutting-edge research. For students with suitable achievement levels, this provides a direct pathway to a PhD, and carries points that can be used in the scholarship application process.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Real Madrid International School

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... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

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 du ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

How do we as a society cope with complex, collective problems such as climate change, terrorism, and rising healthcare costs? Societal Resilience is the capacity to survi ... [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. WHY STUDY SOCIETAL RESILIENCE?

How do we as a society cope with complex, collective problems such as climate change, terrorism, and rising healthcare costs? Societal Resilience is the capacity to survive, adapt and grow in the face of these stresses and shocks. In this multidisciplinary Research Master’s programme, you will learn to analyze complex societal problems, but also how to collect, analyze and interpret big data, allowing you to collaborate with societal stakeholders to achieve sustainable solutions for societal issues.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

In the first year, you will take introductory courses on current and future social problems and resilient responses, and on big and small data in social sciences. You will also get training in research methodology and data analysis. The second year revolves around an internship of 24 credits and a concluding thesis of 30 credits. The thesis is your own piece of social scientific research, and can also be used as a first scientific publication for a future PhD dissertation. In parallel to the courses, you will participate in a community of learners: attending workgroups on tutorials, discussions, and intervision, co-creating knowledge with fellow students and professors.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Campus
Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)

The market for health and medical translation is constantly growing and now represents a very significant portion of the scientific and technical translation. Publishers, ... [+]

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 Borre... [-]
Spain Castellón de la Plana
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
Hirosaki University

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can dea ... [+]

The Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the community and the globalized world.

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society.

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Japan Hirosaki
April 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus