Especially designed for working adults
This degree program is especially designed for working adults who wish to pursue graduate professional studies that combine two or more disciplines. The MPS allows for the development of professionally oriented programs that respond to the dynamic needs of students working in or preparing for rapidly changing professional environments and expectations. In this program of interdisciplinary graduate studies, students make connections between various professional fields and traditional social science disciplines.
Graduate School Contact: Jessimine Strauss; firstname.lastname@example.org; (423) 439-6158
Graduate Program Coordinator: Julie Fox-Horton, Ph.D.; email@example.com; (423) 439-4223
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|MPS Core||9 Hours|
| PRST 5100: Professional Environment: Issues & Ethics (3HR)
Overview of ethics in general, with practical tools for assessing ethical dimensions of professional life, diagnosing or identifying the moral issues at hand, and then developing reasonable options to address particular moral and ethical issues.
| PRST 5200: Globalization and the Professions (3HR)
The purpose of this course is to assess the impact of globalization on professional life. The course examines globalization as it relates to commerce, information flow, mass media, government, health care, and education.
PRST 5300: Research Methods (3HR)
|Concentration: Strategic Leadership||21 Hours|
Students will complete seven (7) of the following courses, including at least one (1) course from each of the five subject areas:
|Area 1: Leadership Theory|
|PRST 5500: Foundations of Leadership (3HR)|
|LDSP 5000: Current Issues & Cases in Leadership (3HR)|
|ELPA 5560: Small Group Leadership (3HR)|
|Area 2: Research/Data Analysis|
|PRST 5770: Computer-Based Decision Modeling (3HR)|
|PRST 5600: Statistical Analysis (3HR)|
|Area 3: Organizational Structure and Change|
|PRST 5310: Leadership in Organization (3 HR)|
|PRST 5800: Organizational Skills and Development (3HR)|
|Area 4: Communication|
|COMM 5110: Leadership and Communication (3HR)|
|JOUR 5450: Public Relations Management (3HR)|
|PRST 5700: Conflict Management & Negotiation (3HR)|
|Area 5: Strategic Planning and Assessment|
|PRST 5105: Project Planning and Scheduling (3HR)|
|PRST 5040: Human Resource Management (3HR)|
Choose two unduplicated courses from the list above.
|PRST 5998||Professional Project||3 Hours|