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The Master of Professional Studies

School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach

Training & Development

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.
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MPS Core   9 Hours
  PRST 5100:  Issues & Ethics in the Professions (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 in 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) 
The study and application of research methods appropriate to professional studies. The course will provide a general introduction to research methods, as well as providing practical exposure to Problem Statements, Literature Reviews, Writing the Research Proposal, and Organization of the Research Report. Quantitative and Qualitative Research methodologies will be covered. (fall, spring, summer) 
Concentration: Training and Development  
Concentration Common Core Courses (3 Courses Required):                                                                   9 Hours
  PRST 5410: Evaluation of Learning (3HR)
  PRST 5770:  Computer Based Decision Model (3 HR)
  PRST 5420: Organizational Needs Analysis  (3HR)
  PRST 5600: Statistical Analysis (3HR) OR PRST 5770 : Computer Based Decision Modeling (3HR)
Choose a Specialization:  12 Hours
                On-Site Training  
  PRST 5470:  Facilitation of Learning (3 HR)  
  PRST 5105: Project Planning and Scheduling (3HR)
                                                               Any two (2) unduplicated M.P.S. electives (6 credits)
               Distance Training
  PRST 5430:  Instructional Design for Electronic Training (3 HR)
  PRST 5440: Teaching Online (3HR)
                   Any two (2) unduplicated M.P.S. electives (6 credits)
Culminating Professional Project
  3 Hours
  PRST 5998:  Professional Project (3 credits)  


33 Hours
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