• On-Campus Component
    No
  • Cost
    $1,400.00 per credit
  • Total Credits
    30
  • Credential
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA
    3.0
  • Application Deadlines
    Fall: July 31; spring: November 15
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    College of Continuing and Professional Studies

The Master of Professional Studies in Applied Sciences Leadership delivers the real-world skills needed to advance your career in the government sector, nonprofit agencies, international organizations, corporations, and more.

Whether you are a career starter, career advancer, or career changer, this degree allows you to more fully engage with applied science leadership practices. You’ll further your disciplinary expertise with classes offered by faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences or the School of Public Health. You'll also gain valuable applied professional and technical skills.

A Unique Credential

The Applied Sciences Leadership degree consists of two stackable graduate-level certificates and two required courses that serve to synthesize the knowledge gained from each certificate.

In order to earn all three credentials, students must apply to each program.

Curriculum (30 credits)

Applied Science Leadership Coursework (6 cr)

  • ASCL 6001 – Perspectives in Integrated Applied Sciences
  • ASCL 6002 – Applied Sciences Leadership Capstone

Core Certificate: Leadership for Science Professionals (12 cr)

  • ASCL 6312 – Finance for Nonfinancial Managers
  • ASCL 6313 – Data for Decision Making
  • ASCL 6315 – Legal and Ethical Business Issues for Science Professionals
  • ASCL 6314 – Leading Projects and Teams
    or
  • ASCL 6316 – Transformational Leadership in an Intercultural World

Certificate A: Integrated Food Systems Leadership (12 cr)

Please note: This certificate has been paused for the 2022-23 year. This certificate can be taken on its own or as part of the MPS in Applied Sciences Leadership. If you apply this certificate to the master’s, you do not need to take certificate B. Courses are offered fully online.

Cohorts are 14 months and begin in September.

or

Certificate B: Regulatory Affairs for Food Professionals (12 cr)

This certificate can be taken on its own or as part of the MPS in Applied Sciences Leadership. If you apply this certificate to the master’s, you do not need to take certificate A. Courses are offered fully online.