Master of Professional Studies-Regents Online Degree Program offers a master’s degree
with a concentration in Training and Development prepares individuals to excel in
today's rapidly changing professional environment. Students seeking an MPS in Training
and Development will gain the skills to discuss, assess, and apply leadership theories
and concepts; analyze, use, and report data for organizational assessment decision-making
and program evaluation; apply instructional design theories and concepts; understand
and assess e-learning technologies; and manage the design and implementation of instructional
and training materials. This graduate professional studies degree consists of 33
hours of interdisciplinary coursework in the areas of distance learning in online,
compressed video, computer-based training, and on-site training.
Applicants to the program are evaluated as they apply and may be admitted for the
Fall or Spring semesters or summer session. Generally applicants must meet the following
1) Completion of an undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of
at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university.
2) An acceptable score on the GRE General Test.
Applicants with five or more years of professional work experience may submit a portfolio
in lieu of the GRE. The portfolio is to include: a resume; a 500 to 600 word essay
detailing the reasons for wanting to enter the MPS program and discussing how the
program will help the applicant achieve personal and professional goals; and two,
official letters of professional reference. Other items that an applicant may submit
in the portfolio include a description of professional responsibilities, professional
achievements, and professional awards and/or recognitions.
|Admission deadlines to the program:
|Fall - July 1
|Spring - December 1
|Summer - May 1
The Graduate School reaches its decision regarding an applicant's admission after
it receives the recommendation by the University College Graduate Program. The University
College does not make the decision. For more information, read: Admission Regulations.
Total credits required for graduation: 33
Students complete nine hours of core requirements; 21 hours in the concentration;
and three hours in the culminating project.
A. Core Courses: Students will complete the following three core courses.
(9 credit hours)
B. Concentration: Students will complete the following five courses. (15 credits hours)
Specialization Options: Students will complete two of the following seven courses.
(6 credit hours)
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.
(3 credit hours)
*A professional project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the MPS coordinator before the PRST 7998 permit
will be issued.