Master of Professional Studies Regents Online Degree Program with a concentration
in Strategic Leadership prepares you 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.
Applicants to the program are evaluated as they apply and may be admitted for the
Fall or Spring semesters or summer session. Generally applicants must meet the following
1) Completion of an undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of
at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university.
2) An acceptable score on the GRE General Test.
Applicants with five or more years of professional work experience may submit a portfolio
in lieu of the GRE. The portfolio is to include: a resume; a 500 to 600 word essay
detailing the reasons for wanting to enter the MPS program and discussing how the
program will help the applicant achieve personal and professional goals; and two,
official letters of professional reference. Other items that an applicant may submit
in the portfolio include a description of professional responsibilities, professional
achievements, and professional awards and/or recognitions.
|Admission deadlines to the program:
|Fall - July 1
|Spring - December 1
|Summer - May 1
The Graduate School reaches its decision regarding an applicant's admission after
it receives the recommendation by the University College Graduate Program. The University
College does not make the decision. For more information, read: Admission Regulations.
Total credits required for graduation: 33
A. Core Courses: Students will complete the following three core courses. (9 credit hours)
B. Concentration for Strategic Leadership: Students will complete seven of the following courses, including at least one course
from each of the five subject areas. (21 credit hours)
Organizational Structure and Change
Strategic Planning and Assessment
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. (3 credit
*A professional project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the MPS coordinator before the PRST 7998 permit
will be issued.