Professional Studies

"Professional studies" is a term used to classify academic programs which are applied or interdisciplinary in focus. The term can also be used for non-academic training for a specific profession.

Professional studies usually combine theory and practice-based professional learning, focusing on a body of knowledge that is more strictly delineated and canonical than non-professional studies. Students are trained to ensure expected standards and adequate service delivery in the best practice of a profession.

Professional studies may lead to academic degrees such as the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Master of Professional Studies (MPS), or Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS). A BPS is similar to a Bachelor of General Studies with a greater emphasis on practical and technical training (and a corresponding lower emphasis on liberal arts), and therefore of greater interest to mid-career students. MPS degrees are usually course-based with a report or project component rather than a research thesis. The US National Science Foundation considers a DPS to be equivalent to a PhD.

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York University - Academics - Faculties
... University has eleven faculties including the Faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (which was formed in July 2009 by the merger of the ... programmes and the Faculty of Liberal Arts Professional Studies offers a Bachelor of Administrative Studies, as well as a minor in Business, to be taken in ... America for maintaining the highest academic and professional standards ...
Goodwin College Of Professional Studies - History
... of Drexel as the Department of Lectures and Evening Classes, the College of Professional Studies has been a part of the school since 1892 under nine different names ... In 1997, the college was brought back as the College of Evening and Professional Studies and underwent its last name change to the Goodwin College of Professional Studies in 2001 in honor of alumnus ... technology, industry, and multi-disciplinary studies ...
List Of Master's Degrees In North America - Professional Studies
... The Master's of Professional Studies (MPS or MProfStuds) is a terminal interdisciplinary degree and is sometimes used by programs that do not fit into any traditional categories ... Other programs use it for Organizational Studies or interdisciplinary Social Science programs ...

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