Master of Professional Studies - MPS
Looking for a flexible graduate program to increase income and promotion opportunities, fulfill professional development needs, and add marketable skills to your resume? MTSU’s Strategic Leadership concentration, leading to a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree, allows working professionals to earn an advanced degree through 24/7 online coursework. The leadership function is the single greatest contributor to the overall success of any organization. Leadership impacts all areas of operation and requires that a leader be well versed in many areas. The Strategic Leadership master’s program examines various subject areas including leadership theory, research/data analysis, organizational structure and change, communication, and strategic planning and assessment. The 33-hour interdisciplinary program culminates with a professional project and is typically related to the student's professional work.
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 Tennessee. 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 across the state which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.
The Strategic Leadership master’s degree is intended to help with career advancement for working professionals seeking to improve organizational leadership, planning, communication, conflict management, and other areas of leadership.