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Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

with concentration in Strategic Leadership

Program Summary

Total credits required for graduation: 33

 A. Core Courses: Students will complete the following three core courses for nine credit hours.

PRST 5100
PRST 5200
PRST 5300

Professional Environment: Issues and Ethics
Globalization and the Professions
Research Methods

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits

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.

Leadership Theory

PRST 5500
LDSP 5000
ELPA 5560

Foundations of Leadership
Current Issues and Cases in Leadership
Small Group Leadership

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits

Research/Data Analysis

PRST 5770
PRST 5600

Computer-Based Decision Modeling
Statistical Analysis

3 credits
3 credits

Organizational Structure and Change

PRST 5310
PRST 5800

Leadership in Organization
Organizational Skills and Development

3 credits
3 credits


COMM 5110
JOUR 5450
PRST 5700

Leadership and Communication
Public Relations Management
Conflict Management and Negotiation

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits

Strategic Planning and Assessment

TECH 5105
PRST 5040

Project Planning and Scheduling
Human Resources Management

3 credits
3 credits

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.

PRST 5998

Professional Project (Must be taken during the final semester of the program) Students should begin planning their project when they enter the MPS program. They should consult their advisor about appropriate topics and submit their proposal for approval prior to entering this course.

3 credits

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