Master of Professional Studies

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Discover a different kind of master’s degree

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) gives you hands-on skills and knowledge specific to your field.

You can tailor this degree for your needs – and it only takes 33 credit hours to complete.

Made for the working pro, the MPS is flexible, broad and helps you further your career.

Online appointments only

All graduate students must schedule an advising appointment to be able to register. You can also schedule an appointment to discuss your program if you have questions or concerns.

All current appointments will be conducted through Zoom until further notice. You will receive an email that will give you the information you need to access the Zoom meeting for your scheduled appointment.

Please do not come to the office for an appointment. Thank you.

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Focus areas

Specialize in one of our focus areas when completing your Master of Professional Studies.

Focus area

Applied communication

Build the traits of an effective communicator and leader.

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Environmental monitoring and sampling

Take the lead in safeguarding the environment.

Focus area

Hospitality administration

Enhance your management style and advance your career in hospitality.

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Shine brighter and advance your standing in the film or entertainment industry.

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Project management

Lead the way for your team or company.

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Sports management

Turn your passion for sports into a career.

Focus area

Individualized studies

Need something more tailored? Customize your degree to fit your needs.

What makes the MPS unique?

Compare the MPS to traditional master's programs
The MPS Traditional master's programs
Multiple course options. Less course flexibility.
Career-focused instructors. Research-focused instructors.
For working professionals. For full-time students.
Concludes with practical project, such as an internship. Concludes with a thesis or research project.

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Graduate certificate

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Build on your professional experience with this focused, 12-hour program in leadership and management skills.