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The Master of Professional Studies

School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach


Are all of the courses offered online?
Yes.  However, if you would like to take an on-campus course you may work with your advisor to select suitable on-campus courses.

Will I ever be required to come to campus?
Yes.  Students are required to come to campus to present their final projects.

How much does it cost to take MPS courses?
The cost of graduate courses varies depending on the student's residency status and the term of enrollment.  Use the tuition estimator for information about the cost of the program.  Also, ETSU has just announced a new eRate for out-of-state students who are taking all of their classes online.  our ETSU erate page can provide more information about this new program.

What kinds of students enroll in the MPS program?
Nearly all of the students in the program are working professionals.  These students are employed in diverse areas including communications, finance, higher education, government service, and non-profit organizations.  The curriculum is designed to provide leadership skills that can be applied broadly is a variety of professions.

How long do I have to complete the MPS program?
Per Graduate catalog:  Degree requirements for programs of study initiated under provisions of this bulletin shall remain in effect for six years. Students not completing requirements within the six-year period may be required to meet subsequent criteria; it is further provided, however, that the six-year limitation may be extended for interruption by military service where enrollment is resumed immediately upon release from service.

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