Professional Studies

"Professional studies" is a term used to classify academic programs which are applied or interdisciplinary in focus. The term can also be used for non-academic training for a specific profession.

Professional studies usually combine theory and practice-based professional learning, focusing on a body of knowledge that is more strictly delineated and canonical than non-professional studies. Students are trained to ensure expected standards and adequate service delivery in the best practice of a profession.

Professional studies may lead to academic degrees such as the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Master of Professional Studies (MPS), or Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS). A BPS is similar to a Bachelor of General Studies with a greater emphasis on practical and technical training (and a corresponding lower emphasis on liberal arts), and therefore of greater interest to mid-career students.[citation needed] MPS degrees are usually course-based with a report or project component rather than a research thesis. The US National Science Foundation considers a DPS to be equivalent to a PhD.

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Scholarships for Professional Studies Majors

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Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students Award

Wayne State University

$1,000 March 01, 2020 See Details

Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students Award

Wayne State University

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$1,000

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March 01, 2020
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Michael and Mary Donnelly Leonard Scholarship

Aquinas College

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Michael and Mary Donnelly Leonard Scholarship

Aquinas College

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Mabel Green Memorial Scholarship

Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson Counties

Varies February 14, 2020 See Details

Mabel Green Memorial Scholarship

Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson Counties

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February 14, 2020
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