Doctor Of Professional Studies
The Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS) is for experienced professionals and focuses on their professional growth within an organizational/professional environment. The 48-Unit DPS is available to all professional fields, since the focus is determined by the candidate’s individual work setting, area of activity, and area of interest.
The DPS is intended for the advanced practitioner who is likely in a high management position or is a consultant/professional. The objective is to grow both themselves and their future role via the professionalism of their practice and the greater degree of analysis and critical thinking they intend to bring to it. Therefore, it is not a doctorate for people who seek to increase their technical skill in their field, but a doctorate for those who wish to increase their professional practice and reputation.
Due to the flexibility of this program, a student may select up to eight (8) electives to make up their coursework. Up to 24 units may also be transferred in, leaving only the project to complete. A student who transfers in the maximum credits may complete their Doctor of Professional Studies program in 12 to 18 months.