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 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... [-]

Master in Art and Design

Across the Pond
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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 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 unis 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 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? We provide free advice & guidance to students wanting to pursue art and design in the UK. With our help you can: Find a leading programme that meets both your academic, creative, and career needs/goals Make the application process simple: your personal advisor will deal with the paperwork so you... [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Social Exclusion

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflecting on our social and cultural futures from a larger perspective based in the humanities, and anchored in subjects such as History, Ethics, Philosophy, The study of Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Minority studies. The programme taps into a set of topical global issues and brings to the surface relevant factors and dimensions that underlie the process of social exclusion; values, ideas, beliefs, trends, ideologies, practices in combination with individual and social agency, capabilities and power. The skillset provided by this programme is useful both for students seeking a career in a range of organisations and for those who are aiming for a career in research. [+]

Duration: 120 credits, 2 years of full-time study  

Degree awarded: Master of Arts, Master of Theology 

Annual intake: 20 

Tuition fee: 10 000 € for students from non-EU/EEA countries 

Contact:  socialex@abo.fi

In the midst of the growing diversity and complexity of today’s rapidly changing world, people suffering from poverty, deprivation of legal rights, and cultural and social isolation has become a growing global concern. These issues are examples of a phenomenon termed social exclusion; a complex condition that extends beyond economic disadvantage and poverty. It is a multifaceted process through which people lose political, legal, and social agency, and through which they are stigmatized or discriminated against. Social exclusion is therefore closely linked to culture and history, how we interact and make boundaries, how we think about society, what we take to be true, and how we envision a good world.... [-]


Master of Professional Studies

University of North Alabama
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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 graduate coursework in one... [-]

Master of Health Administration

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time January 2018 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 health care. 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. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. 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 health care. 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 of 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 in class session you can skype into classes. Attention International Students: F-1 visa holders are excluded from 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. MHA Mission The mission of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program is to enhance the practice, management, leadership and policy of the health and wellness industry by... [-]

MPhil in Life Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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. Research Foci Research and development within the Division of Life Science emphasizes the following areas: Cellular Regulation and Signaling Cancer Biology Developmental Biology Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Macromolecular Structure and Function Marine and Environmental Science Biotechnology and Medicinal Biochemistry 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 Language Admission Requirements You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*: TOEFL-iBT 80 TOEFL-pBT 550 IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and all sub-scores: 5.5 *If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction... [-]

Health and Social Science Research Methods - MRes

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. This course covers research methods, statistics and broader research skills and will enable students to design, conduct and write up robust research studies. Students will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of their choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff. The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. Employability & Careers​ A postgraduate qualification in health or social science research provides an excellent foundation for a career in research, as a health professional who carries out and publishes research in their field, or for anyone planning to go on to complete a PhD. Evidence based practice means that a knowledge and understanding of research is essential in all health related domains so that health care providers are able to interpret previous research findings, as well as contributing to the process of designing and carrying out research projects. Entry Requirements​ A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject is normally required. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually. [-]

Erasmus+ Master in International Health (EM+ MIH)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Erasmus+ Master in International Health blended programme is a one year full time programme that requires you to only be 3 months away from home. It consists of three months core course at KIT after which advanced modules and thesis are done by e-learning at KIT in Amsterdam, Queen Margaret University, and Bergen University. [+]

Do you want to study a master’s programme but are you not able to leave your job or home for a year? This new master’s programme given by KIT, University of Bergen and Queen Margaret University offers an ideal solution so you can benefit from a balanced blended teaching programme which is given partly on location and partly by innovative distance learning methods. The Erasmus+ blended master programme is a one year full time programme that requires you to only be 3 months away from home. It consists of three months core course at KIT after which advanced modules and thesis are done by e-learning at the three institutes. The Erasmus+ Master in International Health has a special focus on Human Resources for Health in Low and Middle income countries. The programme is taken in the following order: A. Core Course (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (on location, Amsterdam) B. Advanced Modules (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Human Resources for Health (e-learning) Queen Margaret University: Emerging challenges in the Global health Workforce (e-learning) University of Bergen: Applied economic evaluation in Health Care (e-learning) Queen Margaret University: Research Design and Proposal Writing (e-learning) C. Thesis (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Thesis (supervision from a distance) Detailed course programme A. Core course The core course, Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (NTC), takes place on location at KIT in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 12 September- 16 December 2016. This course covers... [-]

Master in Technology, Work and Health

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Functional and well-designed work systems, organisations and work environments are essential for a sustainable working life. This programme offers knowledge in proactive occupational safety and health management. You will learn how to plan, design and analyse work environments, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance. [+]

Functional and well-designed work systems, organisations and work environments are essential for a sustainable working life. This programme offers knowledge in proactive occupational safety and health management. You will learn how to plan, design and analyse work environments, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance.

Technology, Work and Health at KTH

The programme provides a deeper understanding of the interplay between human, technology and organisation, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance. As a student, you will gain knowledge and proficiency in proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) management, as well as in how to plan, design and analyse work environments. You will acquire advanced theoretical and applied knowledge of physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics. This is applicable for work with the development of organisations and processes, with a focus on improvements of work and ergonomic interventions for a sustainable working life.... [-]


Master in Art & Design

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 China Dalian

Master in Art & Design [+]

Master in Art & Design Admission Requirements Holding a bachelor’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Associate Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

Master of Social Sciences

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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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Master in Humanities and Social Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time 2 years April 2018 Japan Hirosaki

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. [+]

Masters in Professional Studies. The Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the community and the globarized 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. [-]

Master of Education in Professional Studies

Marymount University
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Arlington

Marymount’s Master of Education in Professional Studies program is designed for those students who are not seeking a teaching license. Students in this program may be practicing teachers; education professionals who are not... [+]

Education - Professional Studies

Marymount’s Master of Education in Professional Studies program is designed for those students who are not seeking a teaching license. Students in this program may be practicing teachers; education professionals who are not working in a classroom setting such as an educational agency, museum setting, or government position; or students who intend to teach in international or private schools.

Along with completing a core of professional courses intended to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions basic to the field of education, students will complete an emphasis area and professional project designed to meet the individual needs, interests, and goals of the student.... [-]


Master of Social Sciences (Economics by Research)

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years August 2018 Singapore

The Department of Economics has an established reputation as one of the largest and leading departments of Economics in the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members’ research areas span a wide range of economic fields [+]

Master of Social Sciences (Economics by Research)

The Department of Economics has an established reputation as one of the largest and leading departments of Economics in the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members’ research areas span a wide range of economic fields, with strength in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as in particular fields such as game theory and industrial organization, labor economics, education, financial economics, and growth theory and development with special reference to Asia. Our faculty members have recently published in top journals. Recognition of the contributions by the faculty has, inter alia, taken the form of editorships; election to membership of scholarly societies; invitations to scholarly conferences; and consultancies with international organizations and the governments of Singapore and other ASEAN countries. Because of the size and diversity of the faculty and the range of its curricular offerings, students can specialize in almost any area of interest in Economics.... [-]