ERIC Number: ED319337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Master of Arts and Professional Studies Program.
The Master of Arts and Professional Studies (MAPS) program at the University of Pennsylvania combines, in an integrated and interactive full-time or part-time experience, a traditional master's degree in a humanities or social science discipline with career-oriented preprofessional training and an internship experience in business, government, or non-profit institution leading to job placement in a non-academic career. The program also includes professional coursework in business, applied communications, quantitative planning and analysis (or an individualized program of study) as well as an integrative independent study project and participation in the Colloquium on Work and Liberal Learning, which bring together program faculty, staff, students and others to discuss the relationship between academic studies and nonacademic professions. Accomplishments to date include acceptance of seven students into the program and a regional dissemination conference. High costs have been a major limiting factor. Appendixes include a listing of the MAPS Advisory Board, a MAPS promotional brochure, a sample letter of acceptance, a conference agenda, and newspaper coverage. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.