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Program Highlights

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.

This program can be completed through a combination of online and on-campus courses or 100% online.

Career Impact

Graduates will use their unique program of study in a wide range of careers including management, team leadership, communication, and social sciences.

Earning Your Degree

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Degree Plan Requirements

6hrs

Required Graduate Studies

30hrs

Major Requirements

The mission of the Master of Arts in Professional Development program is to provide adult students with the unique opportunity to design a personal interdisciplinary program of study that brings fields of inquiry together in unique combinations not otherwise offered as a program at the University. 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. Graduates will use their unique program of study in a wide range of careers including management, team leadership, communication, and social sciences.  The program provides students with a basis to accomplish their own goals of advanced learning and development by educating them in the fields of business, communication, counseling, human behavior, and human resources.

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in one or more of the following areas: business administration, communication, counseling, human behavior and development, and/or human resources training.
  • Effectively speak and/or write principles and techniques appropriate to field(s) of study.
  • Identify and explain successful communication channels and techniques used in the fields(s) of study.
  • Identify and evaluate ethical issues appropriate in the fields(s) of study.
  • Conduct relevant research and create a clear concise report related to the field(s) of study.
  • Design and apply a framework to solve problems.
RequirementCredit Hours
I. Required Graduate Studies6 hours
RGS6035 Theory & Application of Research Methods3 hours
RGS6036 Ethics for Decision Making3 hours
II. Major Requirements30 hours
Thirty (30) hours of graduate level courses selected by the student from one or more of the following areas*:
Business Administration
Communication
Counseling
Human Behavior & Development
Human Resources & Training
Psychology
Religion/Ethics
Sociology
Total Credit Hours36 hours
*Graduate certifications may be completed while fulfilling degree requirements. See the University's website for a listing of certifications offered.

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 Requirements

6hrs

Required Graduate Studies

30hrs

Major Requirements

“The MA in Professional Development really allowed me to pick and choose the courses from the different programs that I thought were going to meet my needs.”

Craig F.

Master Of Arts - Professional Development

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