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Master of Professional Studies - MPS | Middle Tennessee State University

Master of Professional Studies - MPS

Major: Professional Studies
Concentration: Human Resources Leadership
Middle Tennessee State University
Credit Hours Required: 33 Hours

Program Description

Human resources professionals are increasingly becoming an integral part of an organization’s strategic planning process. MTSU’s Human Resources Leadership concentration allows working professionals to earn a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) around their schedules and boost their careers through a 24/7 online program. The 33-hour degree plan culminates with a professional project, typically related to the student’s work. Company executives today are turning to HR professionals for policy directives and creative ways to use human capital for improved performance results. The HR Leadership coursework focuses on a variety of workplace factors (economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, and administrative) and the impact they can have on organizational productivity, performance, and behavior. The program helps students build a strong foundation in HR principles and procedures and develop critical thinking skills required to make decisions and solve problems concerning the human side of an organization. 

The MPS program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among public institutions in Tennessee. The model provides a platform for these institutions to share valuable intellectual resources which enrich program offerings.

As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across the state. You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain. The students in your classes may be from other institutions which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.

Who Should Apply?

The Human Resources Leadership master’s degree is designed for working professionals interested in recruiting, selection, and retention of human capital, compensation, and benefits, and other areas of human resources management.