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Professional Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Bellevue, NE, United States
The Professional Studies program at Bellevue University is designed to prepare you to be highly-adaptable to dynamic work environments. If you find yourself needing a special combination of skills to innovate and add value to your organization or to move into an emerging field, the MPS degree may be the right choice because of its flexibility.
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The Professional Studies program at Bellevue University is an interdisciplinary master's degree individualized to meet emerging industry needs. The professional studies program's purpose is to develop advanced skill sets which may span multiple subject areas not commonly available in other master's programs.

You will start by creating an individualized degree plan with the help of an admissions counselor and faculty. A notable feature of the MPS is the flexibility to combine courses from more than one-degree program with your prior learning, and/or certificates of completion to meet your individual goals.

For example, you may choose to combine courses in information technology or marketing with data analytics, or leadership with human resources to enhance your professional experience in either field and build competence in a complementary skill set.

Completion of the Master of Professional Studies degree may enhance your marketability, opening up new opportunities for growth and advancement, or even a new entrepreneurial venture. Integrating hands-on, applied to learn with theory, all Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative student learning experience that is flexible to accommodate your personal and work life.

Program Outcomes

Throughout the degree plan, you will develop a professional e-portfolio to demonstrate successful learning, experiential application, and goal accomplishments.

Upon completion of the Master of Professional Studies, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate specialized expertise to support declared goals.
  • Apply broad knowledge and experiential techniques to address a practical challenge or opportunity.
  • Demonstrate mastery of advanced professional skills to meet declared goals.
  • Evaluate civic and global learning concepts to contribute to the global workplace.

Programme Structure

The program curriculum contains three academic components.

A three-hour individualized learning portfolio course which extends throughout a student’s entire enrollment period. The portfolio will include submissions which:
  • Support evidence of applied learning in declared occupational, personal, and/or learning goals (documented in the IP),
  • Demonstrate application of broad knowledge and experiential learning experiences such as action research projects or problem-based learning projects,
  • Summative reflection on what the program meant to them, what they learned, and whether they met their declared goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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