Program Overview

The value of education is recognized as increasingly critical to the successful workplace, and the need for teachers and trainers to develop that education has grown exponentially. The Training and Development concentration, with two specializations, is designed to prepare you to teach adults in the corporate training environment or to facilitate courses in an online environment. The program culminates with a professional project which is designed in cooperation with the program director. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program designed for working professionals who wish to earn a graduate degree in their area of expertise and excel in their careers. The program consists of nine hours of core requirements, 21 hours related directly to the training and development, and the three hour culminating project. The 33-hour MPS program combines the social sciences and the professions, and is offered completely online and available 24/7. The program culminates with a professional project which is designed in cooperation with the program director, and is typically related to the student's professional work. If you are ready to build on your professional accomplishments with a master's degree, this is the program for you!

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University began as Middle Tennessee State Normal School in 1911 as a training school for teachers.

    MTSU offers certificates, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees. The school is made of eight undergraduate colleges and a College of Graduate Studies. The Adult Degree Completion program is available for returning students with prior obligations to earn credit and complete their degree. For the non-traditional student requiring greater flexibility, MTSU supports undergraduate and graduate degrees completely online, as well as hybrid degrees.


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