Professional Studies

Drexel University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
1342 USD/credit
1342 USD/credit
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The Professional Studies program of Drexel University provides students with the highly valued skills — such as writing, strategic planning, persuasion, ethics, intercultural consciousness, critical thinking, and self-awareness — needed to collaborate, negotiate and lead effectively in today’s workplace. 


Through an interdisciplinary blend of quantitative and qualitative courses, students can apply their knowledge and skills across multiple industries.

The students who will benefit from the MS in Professional Studies will have a minimum of three years in the workforce. They will be in lower management or looking to move into management, but whose options are limited without the quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Our master's in Professional Studies is offered online, giving you the flexibility to complete your master’s program your way.

The MS in  Professional Studies program of Drexel University  aims to equip students with the following demonstrable skills:

  • Communication — enhancing oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to allow students to easily relate to, collaborate with, and lead others in the work place - both in person and virtually
  • Leadership — providing students with the necessary tools to lead people and organizations through the acts of negotiation, attracting and sustaining talent, and thinking and acting strategically to achieve results
  • Critical Inquiry — training students to conduct research and collect data using proven scientific methods and then evaluate and analyze that data to make profitable decisions in the workplace
  • Ethics — developing a moral and ethical framework from which organizational decisions can be made

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication for Professionals
  • Ethics for Professionals
  • Research Methods & Design
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits



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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 GPA on undergraduate or other completed master’s transcripts
  • Two professional recommendations (three preferred)
  • Resume (minimum of three years work experience)
  • Statement of Purpose (250-500 words)
  • Why is the individual pursuing a Master’s degree?
  • Students may also submit (if they choose – not required) any of the following:GRE/GMAT scores
  • Example of a work project that demonstrates his/her current skill
  • Up to 6 transfer credits may be accepted if the courses taken closely align with the core courses in the MS in Professional Studies curriculum

Work experience

  • Three years of prior work experience preferred

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1342 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1342 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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