Professional Studies

Bellevue University

Master On Campus Online
12 months
595 USD/credit
595 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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To stand out, professionals need to understand and adapt to the trends impacting the field or industry sector in which they work. The Professional Studies program at Bellevue University is a master's degree 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, our MPS degree may be the right choice because of its flexibility.

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.

If you have earned credit from another graduate program or institution, the Bellevue University 30 credit-hour MPS degree program allows you to transfer in up to 12 credits towards your master’s degree. You may complete the rest of the Professional Studies Master’s degree requirements either online or on-campus -- depending on your chosen courses.

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 learning 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

Courses include:

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree is an individualized master's degree designed to meet emerging workforce development needs and to develop advanced professional skill sets in various subject areas not currently represented in other Bellevue degree programs.

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • $100 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials: Must be completed by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member which includes, but is not limited to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and World Education Services (WES). Students who wish to transfer credit to Bellevue University will need to order a course-by-course evaluation.
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States. The financial documents must meet the following criteria:
  • Affidavit of Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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