The Master of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in Strategic Leadership prepares students to lead in today's rapidly changing professional environment. This graduate professional studies degree consists of 33 hours of interdisciplinary coursework in the areas of leadership, communication, strategic planning and assessment, organizational structure, and research/data analysis.
Students enrolled in the MPS degree will complete 9 credit hours of core courses; 21 credit hours in the concentration; and 3 credit hours in the culminating project for a total of 33 credit hours.
A. Core Courses: The MPS Core is required of all students, and consists of the following three courses.
PRST 7100 - Professional Environment: Issues and Ethics (3 credit hours)
PRST 7200 - Globalization and the Professions (3 credit hours)
PRST 7300 - Research Methods (3 credit hours)
B. Concentration Requirements: Students will complete seven of the following courses,
including at least one course from each of the five subject areas. (21 credit hours)
C. Professional Project: The Master of Professional Studies program requires every student to complete a professional project as the culminating experience in earning the degree. A professional project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the Graduate Studies Coordinator before the PRST 7998 permit will be issued. The deadlines for proposal submission are listed in the course syllabus below.
PRST 7998 - Professional Project (3 credit hours)