College of Liberal Arts

Professional Studies (M.A.) - Individualized Program Of Study

This highly flexible concentration is ideal for the working professional, as each student designs a curriculum that best fits his of her present career needs and future aspirations. The concentration is particularly well-suited for students who wish to integrate specialized study with a broader understanding of related fields. It also permits individuals primarily interested in personal growth to design a program that corresponds with their interests.

Although the degree plan of study may be built around traditional academic disciplines, many students combine courses from such practical areas of study as:

  • digital media and communications
  • information technology and applied systems theory
  • management and administration
  • public policy and regional planning
  • health care
  • education
  • professional writing in specific areas
  • theatre management
  • science journalism
  • global studies

Others might emphasize courses from the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences.

An individualized plan of study places special responsibilities on the student. In consultation with the Program Director, the entering student must design and submit a plan of study. The Professional Studies graduate program is committed to offering working professionals flexible and convenient ways to earn an advanced degree through collaborative learning and independent study.

James Smith
  James Smith






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