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Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

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The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) with a concentration in Strategic Leadership is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program in the social sciences. The 30-hour program is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate professional studies in an online learning environment. The MPS is a professionally-oriented program that responds 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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This degree will develop/enhance skills rather than preparing for a specific career.  However, our graduates frequently hold these jobs: military officer, state employee (administrator/supervisor/manager/director), law enforcement officer, higher education staff (coordinator, development officer, admissions, athletics administration, financial aid officer, etc.), non-profit administrator, military contractor (logistics officer, etc.), and many different positions in private business - we have several students with these titles: director of training and development, director of sales, human resources/payroll officer, technical clerk, and operations, sales, or general manager, etc.  We also have several students working in social work and a few in IT who want to focus more on the soft skills rather than the technical skills and/or licensure aspects that come with degrees more specific to their fields