Master of Professional Studies - MPS
The Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in Training and Development builds theoretical, as well as practical knowledge and skills in adult learning and cognition, organization needs analysis, project planning, instructional design, development, delivery and evaluation in traditional and virtual learning environments. The goal of the program is to prepare you for employment opportunities where the effective transfer of learning is critical to an organization's success in achieving its overall goals and objectives.
The MPS program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among six 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 are also from other institutions which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.
This program prepares individuals to manage, deliver and assess on-site training programs. It also addresses the needs of HR managers and other professionals who are increasingly relying on technology to deliver workforce education.