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Compare 22 Masters Programs in 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.

22 Results in Professional Studies Filter

Master of Health, Safety and Environment

Queensland University of Technology
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 Australia Kelvin Grove

This course is designed for those who want to influence the development of occupational, health and safety, and environmental management standards and expand their career opportunities across new industries.

MJA Master in Legal Practice for Lawyers

Fundesem Business School
Campus October 2019 Spain Alicante

The Master in Legal Practice for Lawyers (MJA) prepares and trains to become a professional expert in the legal profession. With the help of professional experts and through the methodology of the case, the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the practice of the legal profession are acquired.

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health

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

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

Master in Biotechnology of Environment and Health

University of Oviedo -
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Spain Oviedo

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

MPhil in Life Science

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

The MPhil 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.

Master in Inclusive Design: Health and Social Well-Being

Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Poland Katowice

This innovative and unique two-year program of studies has been devised by the staff of the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice with the assistance and advice of external experts from such institutions as the Helen Hamlyn Centre For Design, EIDD, TU Delft, University of Hasselt, Gehl People, and other experts active in the field.

Master in Life Sciences

Ehime University
Campus Full-time April 2020 Japan Matsuyama

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.

Master in Biotechnology for Health Sciences

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Portugal Vila Real

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

MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought

University of St Andrews
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It explores the history of social and political thought around the world and its influence in contemporary debates around identity, communication, governance, the economy, and diplomacy.

Master of Science in Health

Universidad de Sonora
Campus Full-time 4 semesters August 2019 Mexico Hermosillo

General Objective: To train human resources with the capacity to carry out high-level research in the field of health and to transmit their knowledge through teaching activities and the dissemination of results, with the interest that their training has a decisive impact on the epidemiological profile of the population .

Máster Universitario en Actividad Física y Salud

Real Madrid International School
Campus Full-time 1 year October 2019 Spain Madrid

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

Master in Intelligence

INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Online Full-time Part-time 9 months September 2019 Spain Madrid Zamora + 2 more

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.

Master in Societal Resilience

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus 2 find your juris doctor September 2019 Netherlands 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 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.

Master's degree in health and medical translation

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Online Full-time Part-time 1 year September 2019 Spain Castellón de la Plana + 1 more

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

Master of Health Administration

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Online & Campus Combined Full-time Part-time January 2020 USA Denver

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