Master of Professional Studies - MPS
The Training and Development concentration offers preparation for teaching adults in the corporate training environment or facilitating courses in an online environment. Students can choose a specialization by picking two classes from six electives involving computer-based technology for e-training, e-training advanced instructional design, engaging adult online learners, project planning and scheduling, human resources management, HR law, and workplace diversity. The program culminates with a professional project.
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 also be from other institutions across the state which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.
Working professionals can complete the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree entirely online with courses available 24/7. Graduates may use this program to help earn promotions and more income, change careers, gain marketable skills, and assist with professional development.