Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Concentrations

Last update: November, 2013

The following concentrations have been approved as of the date above.  Available delivery methods are indicated.  Prospective students should become aware of any additional concentration requirements for admission.  Questions about curriculum and program advising should be directed the to designated concentration advisor in the list below. 

All applicants must submit a personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts indicating the award of a 4-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited US institution.  International credentials will be considered by the Graduate School on a case-by-case basis.  
  

Concentration      Available Delivery Method Host Department  Program Advisor Additional admission requirements
Human Resource Management      Virtual College Management and Marketing  Dr. LeAnn Brown Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 2.5 cumulative GPA with at least 2 years of HRM or management-related work experience.  Applicants must submit a current resume.  
Information Assurance Management Virtual College and On-campus Informatics Dr. Keyu Jiang
 
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cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Cybersecurity Virtual College and On-Campus Informatics      Dr. Keyu Jiang

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cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Web Development Virtual College and On-Campus Informatics Angela Walters cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Computer Networking Virtual College and On-Campus Informatics Kevin Shaffer cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Public Health Administration      Virtual College Health and Human Performance Glen McNeil A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for last 60 credit hours on the bachelor's degree; or a 2.50-2.99 grade point average for last 60 credit hours on the bachelor's degree and an acceptable score of 148 on both the Verbal and Quantitative components of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a minimum score of 40 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
Political Management
    
Virtual College      Political Science Dr. Chapman Rackaway A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of the bachelor's degree.
Social Entrepreneurship

Virtual College Sociology and Social Work Dr. Keith Campbell cumulative 3.2 undergraduate GPA and a one page essay on the question, "For what reason do you want to pursue the MPS concentration in Social Entrepreneurship?"
Instructional Design
     

Virtual College Advanced Education Programs Dr. Suzanne Becking minimum 2.75 GPA on last 60 undergraduate credit hours
Chemistry 
       
On Campus Chemistry Dr. James Hohman minimum 2.75 GPA on last 60 undergraduate credit hours     
Music Composition
(available Spring, 2014)
Virtual College and On Campus Music and Theatre  Dr. Tim Rolls minimum 2.75 GPA on last 60 undergraduate credit hours, electronic portfolio with three original scores with recordings for different media (live recordings preferred, but high-quality MIDI versions are acceptable).       
Organizational Leadership
(available Fall, 2014)
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Leadership Studies    
Dr. Brent Goertzen      cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Criminal Justice
(available Fall, 2014)     
Virtual College Justice Studies Dr. John Raacke      minimum 3.0 GPA on last 60 undergraduate credit hours