School of Continuing and Professional Studies > Academics > Graduate Programs > Programs > Applied Professional Studies (MA)
This program provides you the opportunity to:
You begin the MAAPS program with a cohort of about 15 students and a faculty mentor. The faculty mentor teaches the first course in the program Learning Plan Research and Development (4 quarter credit hours) typically offered twice a year in the fall and spring quarters. New students simultaneously take Finding and Managing Information (2 quarter credit hours). These two courses set the framework for designing and implementing your graduate degree.
To qualify for the MAAPS, you must complete 52 quarter credit hours. The program has four components.
The program is designed for entrepreneurial learners who come with:
The Master of Arts Program in Applied Professional Studies (MAAPS) from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) serves adults who wish to design and execute their graduate study in a personally-relevant area that is otherwise not served by typical course-based, already-structured programs. These “entrepreneurial learners” come with a personal/professional area of study they want to pursue, a desire to build and manage their own learning processes, and a goal to both learn and shape their learning into contributions that make a difference.
Alumni qualify for the Double Demon scholarship.
Students will be able to:
Students are required to complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours with a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0. Students are also required to develop and complete a narrative transcript.
Students, with the assistance of an academic committee, design individualized graduate learning plans. Once plans are approved, students pursue their plans and work to ensure that all parts link together.
Students participate in graduate seminars designed to liberate practice from single points of view and action. Students are required to complete 18 credit hours of coursework in the Liberal Learning section.
Students design and implement learning strategies for enhancing their understanding and competence development in each of the following aspects of their individualized areas of focus.
Students culminate their graduate study through either four supplemental competencies or an integrating project (proposal and final artifact). Upon completion of all degree requirements (and prerequisite to degree conferral), each student prepares and submits for approval a comprehensive narrative transcript of her/his program of study.