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Master of Professional Studies at Lake Erie College

The MPS degree is an online program with three concentrations designed to equip you with specialized, industry-specific skills that you can immediately put to use in the workplace.

What is an MPS Degree?

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree is designed for the career professional who wants to grow without taking time off work. Lake Erie College's online program features Masters-level courses designed to teach students professional skills that can be immediately used in the workplace, including:

  • Critical thinking

  • Ethics

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Inclusion

  • Strategy

What can you do with an MPS degree?

All of these are professional, transferable skills that can be applied across any industry. It’s a great program for anyone wanting to become more prepared for the workforce, advance their careers, or change careers down the line. The skills learned in this applied graduate degree from Lake Erie College are applicable to a variety of industries, including:

  • Public relations

  • Sports management

  • Real estate

  • Technology

  • Human resources

  • Public Administration

  • Managerial Positions

  • And more

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Core Curriculum

Master of Professional Studies

Explore the core courses of the Master of Professional Studies programs. Each course is designed with input from market research and regional industry leaders to meet the needs of aspiring professionals.

MPS Program Learning Objectives and Mission

The mission of this degree is to prepare students for further workforce development, organizational leadership, and personal development in pursuit of their professional goals. Students will gain professional competencies and develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions critical to understanding and contributing to their respective individual areas of practice.

Program Learning Objectives

It's Lake Erie College's hope that these are the core lessons being taken away from the Professional Studies program. Students will be assessed on these learning objectives every year on their way to graduation, and work with professors directly to develop these skills.

  • Communication

    • Students will enhance oral and written communication skills to effectively relate to, collaborate with, and lead others in the workplace.

  • Leadership

    • Students will gain the necessary tools to lead people and organizations through the acts of thinking and acting strategically to achieve results.

  • Critical Inquiry

    • Students will learn to conduct research and collect data using proven scientific methods, and then evaluate and analyze that data to make profitable and ethical decisions in the workplace.

  • Ethics

    • Students will develop a moral and ethical framework from which organizational decisions can be made.

Enrolling in the MPS is Easy With Our Four-Step Admission Process

Are you ready to take the next steps in your professional career? These are the admission criteria for this program.

  • Step 1: Order Your Transcripts

    Before applying, you'll need to get a copy of your transcript from the college where you finished your Bachelor's degree. For most colleges, this is an automated, online process, but you may need to make a quick phone call for instructions.

  • Step 2: Update Your Resume

    We will need a copy of your resume to be considered for admission. Make sure yours is up to date before applying!

  • Step 3: Write a Personal Statement

    Our application process includes a short personal essay. In 500 words, answer one of the following prompts:

    1. Describe a time in your professional or personal life in which you were particularly creative or innovative in solving a problem or creating something new.

    2. Describe your view or philosophy on the role that ethics play in the workplace.

  • Step 4: Apply Online

    You've collected your transcripts, you've updated your resume and you wrote a personal statement. Now, just send it all to Lake Erie College! Submit your formal application online to be considered for admission right now.

** Although generally not required, applicants may supplement their undergraduate record with official scores on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Admission Exam).

Get the Most Out of Your Credit Hours with Transfer Credits and the 4+1 Program

  • Transfer Credits

    At the time of application as a degree-seeking student to the M.P.S. program, a student may request approval to transfer up to six (6) semester credits from an accredited institution of higher education toward the interdisciplinary concentration. A student wishing to obtain credit for a core or other concentration requirement must have approval for course equivalencies. Only credits that have been earned within seven (7) years of degree completion will be considered for transfer. Only credits in which a grade of “B” or better has been earned will be considered for transfer. Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) coursework completed at Lake Erie College may be used to fulfill equivalent core M.P.S. requirements.

  • 4+1 MPS Program

    Lake Erie College undergraduate students who meet eligibility requirements can enroll in MPS courses which will concurrently count as electives towards their bachelor's degree and fulfill requirements for the program. This program allows students to matriculate in five (5) years with electives towards their bachelor's degree and fulfill requirements for the program. This program allows students to matriculate in five (5) years with both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

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The Next Step on Your Professional Journey

Our graduate studies programs come with flexibility and individual support, ensuring your learning success and preparing you for future career opportunities. Our personal approach to teaching and learning is uniquely suited to help you meet the challenges of a graduate program and prepare you for dynamic career and life opportunities.