Master of Arts in Professional Development

Degree Plan Details

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The Master of Arts in Professional Development provides a broad based, interdisciplinary curriculum from the fields of business, communication, counseling, human behavior and human resources and training to meet the specific learning goals of the adult student. This degree program provides students with the opportunity of designing an interdisciplinary program of study that brings fields of inquiry together in unique combinations not otherwise offered as a program at the University. Graduates will use their unique program of study in a wide range of careers including management, team leadership, communication, and social sciences. The degree program is offered both in the classroom lecture and distance learning modes.

A graduate with a Master of Arts in Professional Development will be able to:

  • Conduct an interdisciplinary program of study reflecting a broad based academic approach designed to meet personal and professional goals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and apply ethical decision-making skills to situations, actions, policies, and proposals within a range of contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research methods and the specific application of the process to the chosen fields of study.

The minimum requirements for a Master of Arts in Professional Development are:

  • 24 semester hours applicable to the degree must be completed at Amberton University.
  • 36 semester hours for a degree.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is required.

Degree Plan

I. Required Graduate Studies:6 Hours
RGS6035 Theory & Application of Research Methods 3 hours
RGS6036 Ethics for Decision Making 3 hours
II. Major Requirements
(5000/6000 Levels)
30 Hours
Thirty (30) semester hours of graduate courses selected by the student from one or more of the following areas:
Business Administration (BUS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT)
Communication
Counseling
Human Behavior and Development
Human Resources and Training
Psychology
Religion/Ethics
Sociology
Totals:36 Hours