The 30-credit Master of Professional Studies course of study requires approval by the student's faculty advisor who will:
- Advise the student on selecting either the focused or customized program version of the MPS degree
- Approve the courses required for degree completion
On occasion, students may have to obtain supplemental departmental, school, or other university approval to take certain courses where such courses are offered by SOIS but require a prerequisite, another graduate program within Dominican University, or another university.
- Maintenance of a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Completion of the degree within six years and filing an Application for Graduation by the filing deadline with the Office of the Registrar the semester before the anticipated graduation date
A thesis is not required.