MPS Portfolio

The portfolio consists of a 1 ½ - 2 page essay summarizing your professional experience, plus your resume and supporting documentation as outlined below. Please note that you must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher to submit a portfolio as an alternative to taking the GRE. If you do not have an undergraduate GRE of 2.75 or higher, please apply for Conditional Admission.

The portfolio is a formal presentation of the characteristics and attributes you feel will contribute to your successful completion of the program. These should include:

1. Resume containing:

  • A detailed description of your professional responsibilities, especially as related to the areas of study in your proposed MPS concentration of either
    • strategic leadership (leadership, data analysis, organizational structure and change, communication, strategic planning/assessment) or
    • training and development (evaluation of learning, organizational needs analysis, computer-based decision modeling or statistical analysis, instructional design for training and development, facilitation of learning)
  • Professional achievements;
  • Professional awards/recognitions;
  • Training; and
  • Continuing education completed

2. Documentation of items contained in your resume: official job descriptions, certificates, etc.

3. Essay of 500 to 600 words (1 ½ -2 pages) detailing the reasons for wanting to enter the MPS program and discussing how the program will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. In lieu of the GRE, this essay will be an important tool the advisory committee will use in assessing your potential success in the program.