Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program in social science and the professions with a concentration in Human Resource Management. The MPS explores the application of research and experience to complex social and political issues. The core curriculum focuses on the theoretical structure and methodology of social science disciplines and their application to the professions.
The program is offered primarily to working adults who seek professional development on a part-time basis. Courses are offered in the evening and online. Students may choose to combine face-to-face and online courses in our traditional MPS program, or they may apply to the MPS Online program and take all of their courses via Internet.
The HR concentration is offered in collaboration with Stony Brook's College of Business and has been approved for online delivery by the New York State Education Department. The degree meets the educational prerequisite for admission into the SPD's Post-Master's Advanced Graduate Certificate in School District Business Leadership.
This degree program consists of 30 credits, distributed among the three areas listed below. Unless otherwise noted, each course is three credits. All degree requirements must be completed within five (5) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student.Students are advised to print and keep this student advisement worksheet (PDF) for reference.
1. MPS Core Curriculum - 9 credits
There are no transfer credits or substitutions allowed for 9-credit core curriculum.
Area A Courses
Area B Courses
*Indicates a course that is no longer being offered. MPS students who have completed this course prior to Fall 2013 may use it to fulfill area requirements for their degree.
2. MALS Project Seminar (CED
595) - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Matriculation in the MALS, MPS, or MS HRM degree program. Completion of 24 graduate credits within the program.
Students choose six three-credit courses with which to create a concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM). Students may apply courses from the MPS concentration toward an Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Human Resource Management. Program requirements would be completed concurrently, but prospective students must apply to the AGC program separately from the MPS. Visit the webpage for the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management for details.
Required Courses - 6 credits
CES 516/MBA 533 Survey of Employee Relations
CES 515/MBA 532 Foundations of Human Resource Management (formerly: Survey of Human Resource Administration) or
Concentration Courses - 12
History and Culture
Tuition and Fee Information
Tuition rates are available on the Bursar's webpage.
Applications are no longer being accepted for this program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply to the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program.
For application, advisement, and enrollment questions:
Admissions and Academic Services
Dr. John Coverdale
of Student Responsibility
This program is no longer accepting applications. Prospective students are invited to apply to the Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
Current MPS Students may be eligible to switch into the Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
School of Professional Development at Stony
Last modified on 02/16/2015.