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Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) | Program

This program is designed for career-focused students who are seeking to embrace interdisciplinary learning and also refine and develop skills in key areas related to organizational success.

With three primary components consisting of skills-based concentration courses, an interdisciplinary set of core courses, and choice electives, MPS graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the professional skills needed to participate and lead within their organizations. This is an online program.

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 MPS program. This program allows students to matriculate in five (5) years with electives towards their bachelor's degree and fulfill requirements for the MPS program. This program allows students to matriculate in five (5) years with both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

For a sample list of classes offered with this degree program view this document.

Admission

Master of Professional Studies Admission Criteria:

  • Apply

    Complete the M.P.S. Graduate application.

  • Bachelor's Degree

    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale. Admissions exceptions to the Lake Erie College Professional Studies. program may be made based on the applicant’s professional work experience and/or acceptable GMAT/GRE scores. A personal interview may be requested at the discretion of the College.

  • Transcripts

    Submission of official undergraduate transcripts and any graduate work completed (sent directly to the Admission Office from degree-granting institution at admission@lec.edu)

  • Work Experience

    Current or previous professional work experience or experiential learning is expected.

  • Resume

    A resume outlining the work experience and education that has prepared the student to begin graduate study is sent to admission@lec.edu.

  • Statement

    Personal Statement of up to 500 words that addresses one of the following questions:

    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.

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

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).

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.