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Professional Studies, M.P.S. (RODP - Online) Healthcare Administration, Strategic Leadership, Human Resources Leadership, Training and Development

Course Description

The Master of Professional Studies-Regents Online Degree Program (MPS-RODP) – This graduate professional studies degree consists of 33 hours of interdisciplinary coursework. This degree is available in four concentrations:

Healthcare Administration—provides the healthcare professional with leadership and strategic management tools to lead and serve one of the nation's largest service industries. The focus of the program is to provide the healthcare professional with the opportunity to develop important skills in healthcare, leadership, finance, informatics, research and administration in the various components of healthcare delivery systems that include hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, personal care homes, retirement centers, health maintenance organizations, medical sales, insurance companies, etc.

Strategic Leadership—prepares you to lead in today's rapidly changing professional environment. The interdisciplinary approach focuses on the areas of leadership, communication, strategic planning and assessment, organizational structure and research/data analysis.

Human Resources Leadership—prepares you for a leadership role in the area of human resources. The interdisciplinary approach is appropriate because of the many skills and knowledge areas that are needed for success in this field.

Training and Development-Prepare for the growing field of workplace learning and performance. Build on theoretical and practical knowledge, including organizational needs analysis, planning, instructional design and evaluation.

The MPS-RODP is designed to affordably and flexibly meet the needs of working adults who are not generally served by traditional methods. This unique program is taught by professors who are best suited to help you develop the skills necessary to excel in your career field and this program is offered completely online and available 24/7.

No Difference between Online and On-Campus Degrees
Your transcripts and diploma will not differentiate whether your courses were taken online or on campus. Upon completion, your diploma will be awarded from Tennessee Technological University.

* An undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university.
* An acceptable score on the GRE® General Test (GRE) , generally at least 400 verbal, 500 quantitative and a 4.0 on analytical writing. Applicants with five (5) or more years of professional work experience may submit a portfolio in lieu of the GRE. The portfolio is to include: a resume; a 500- to 600-word essay detailing the reasons for wanting to enter the MPS program and discussing how the program will help the applicant achieve personal and professional goals; and two (2) sealed letters of professional reference. Other items that an applicant may include in the portfolio include a description of professional responsibilities, professional achievements and professional awards/recognitions. The portfolio material must be submitted as a packet, not mailed separately. Applicant should submit the application and the GRE® General Test (GRE) scores or portfolio to the Graduate School. The admission decision will be based on the entire academic and professional record. Applicants will be granted unconditional admission if the overall record (based on the above variables) indicates a high potential for success in the program.

* Applicants who do not meet the requirements for full standing might be admitted provisionally (conditionally) if their entire academic and professional records indicate potential for success in the program. Conditions may include, but are not limited to, taking prerequisite undergraduate courses, enrolling in specified graduate-level courses, and achieving a specified grade point average.

Note: During your first semester you must complete all entrance requirements including formal transcripts and any required tests for full admission to the program.

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university. (See Course Description for further details)

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