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Master of Professional Studies, concentration in Justice Studies - available Fall 2014.
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree is a fully accredited, 30-credit hour interdisciplinary
graduate program. Based upon market demand, all justice studies course are available only as online courses through the Virtual College.
If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Professional Studies degree at Fort Hays State
University, please visit the Graduate School Web site or the Master of Professional
Studies Web site for complete information. However, here are the basic steps involved:
Meet the minimum GPA requirements of 3.0.out of 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of
With the approval of your advisor, you may take selected Political Science, Information Networking and Telecommunications, Leadership Studies, Psychology, and Sociology courses within your area of concentration.Culminating Experience
During your last semester of study, you will be required to complete a research project, individualized project or thesis as a "capstone" to your curriculum. Prior to beginning your culminating experience, you will meet with your advisor to choose the option that best meets your personal and professional goals. All options will be subject to approval or disapproval as required to meet the academic rigor for graduate study.
During your last semester of study, you will be required to complete an unproctored comprehensive examination. The exam consists of several questions chosen by a graduate committee that address a broad area of the criminal justice system. Students are required to take eight hours to answer the questions, which typically translates into 20-25 written pages.
For more information, visit the Master of Professional Studies Web site or contact the Department of Justice Studies.