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Master of Professional Studies

Program Details

East Tennessee State University offers a degree in Master of Professional Studies designed for working adults who wish to complete graduate professional studies that combine two or more disciplines. The program develops professionally oriented inpiduals with programs that meet their needs by preparing them for professional environments and professional expectations. Through this program, students will make connections between various professional fields and traditional social science disciplines.


  • 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
  • Applicants with five 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 sealed letters of professional reference

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges