The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Online is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program in social science with a concentration in Human Resource Management. The MPS curriculum strikes a balance between theory and practice, to guide HR practitioners in making informed decisions about management and policy.
The courses in the concentration focus on the fundamentals, addressing a wide range of topics in the areas of human resource administration and employee relations. The core curriculum provides the theoretical structure and methodology of the social science disciplines and their application to the professions.
The Master of Professional Studies degree with the Human Resource Management concentration meets the educational prerequisite for admission into the SPD's Post-Master's Advanced Graduate Certificate in School District Business Leadership. 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.
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
2. MPS 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
History and Culture
Note: Students matriculated into the MPS Online degree program cannot register for any face-to-face course. All courses must be taken online.
Do you have what it takes to be an online student? Read these FAQs before you apply.
The tuition for the MPS Online is the same as any other SPD graduate program. 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 and enrollment questions:
Admissions and Academic Services
For program content questions:
Dr. Manuel London
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 10/23/2014.