Leadership and Public Service | Skills
The Leadership and Public Service program's purpose is to develop advanced skills which may span multiple subject areas not commonly available in other master's programs. “They (MPS) combine the academic mastery of a subject typically associated with graduate degrees with the practical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a certain industry.” (The Washington Post)
|MAPS (MPS)||MBA||MPA||MA | MS (traditional)|
|Focus on industry skills & career development, specialized skills||Finance and management||Government or nonprofits||Theory and research|
|Emphasis on decision making, critical thinking, ethics, communication in the public and private sector||Emphasis on cost efficiency||Emphasize on social impact||
Emphasis on content specialization
|NO GRE or GMAT||Most require GRE/GMAT||Most require GRE/GMAT||Most require GRE|
|Culminates in a Practicum using current employment situation||Capstone project||Capstone project||Thesis paper|
|Designed for all working professionals||Designed for business and finance||Designed for government||Designed to prepare for PhD|
MASTER OF ARTS IN APPLIED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (MAPS)
Develop advanced in-demand skills to meet immediate workplace needs. An Applied Professional Studies degree focuses on industry specific skills that employers are looking for today while combining real-world application. We designed the MAPS program for the working professionals - offering a flexible format, online courses, and affordable opportunity to achieve your professional and personal goals that align with potential for career advancement and upskilling needs.
Begin exploring your path in the UW-Parkside Leadership and Public Service degree program. Schedule a phone conference or virtual meeting by emailing or calling Denise.
MAPS PROGRAM CONTACT INFO
Denise Olstinske | 262-595-2162 | firstname.lastname@example.org