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Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

with concentration in Training and Development
with a Specialization in On-site Training or Distance Training

Program Summary

Total credits required for graduation: 33

A. Core Courses: Students will complete the following three core courses (9 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 Training and Development: Students will complete three of the following courses (9 hours).

PRST 5770
PRST 5410
PRST 5420
PRST 5600

Computer-Based Decision Modeling
Evaluation of Learning
Organizational Needs Analysis
Statistical Analysis

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits


C. Specialization: On-Site Training: Students will complete the following courses (12 hours).

TECH 5105
PRST 5460
PRST 5470

Project Planning and Scheduling
Instructional Design for Training and Development
Facilitation of Learning
One elective from any course in the MPS Program

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits


C. Specialization: Distance Training: Students will complete the following courses (12 hours).

PRST 5430
PRST 5440
PRST 5450

Instructional Design for Electronic Training
Teaching On-Line (pre-req PRST 5430)
Computer-Based Instruction (pre-reqs PRST 5430 and PRST 5440)
One elective from any course in the MPS Program

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits


D. 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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