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The Department of Leadership and Organizational Administration offers the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) with a concentration in Strategic Leadership.

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program in the social sciences. The 30-hour program is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate professional studies in an online learning environment. 

The MPS is a professionally-oriented program that responds to the dynamic needs of students working in or preparing for rapidly changing professional environments and expectations. In this program of interdisciplinary graduate studies, students make connections between various professional fields and traditional social science disciplines.

Professionals that might be served by the MPS program include, but are not limited to, individuals working in commerce, information technology, mass media, government, social services, health care, and education.

The program requires completion of 30 semester credit hours (10 courses).  

Core courses:

LDSP 5300 Survey of Best Practices in Leadership

LDSP 5050 Professional Environment: Issues and Ethics

LDSP 5330 Research Methods

LDSP 5160 Organizational Strategy for Leaders

LDSP 5920 Diversity in the Workplace

Elective courses (choose five):

LDSP 5060 Communication Skills for Organizational Administration

LDSP 5105 Project Planning and Scheduling

LDSP 5110 Organizational Innovation

LDSP 5120 Leadership Development Strategies for Organizations

LDSP 5150 Power, Ethics, and Leadership

LDSP 5210 Globalization

LDSP 5310 Community Leadership

LDSP 5560 Small Group Leadership

LDSP 5700 Conflict Management and Negotiation

To learn more about this program, contact our Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. Kathryn Woods, Associate Professor for Leadership and Organizational Administration

woodsk@apsu.edu or 931-221-1419