Degree Requirements

For admittance to degree candidacy, you must:

  • satisfy all outstanding prerequisites
  • complete a minimum of 30 approved course credits at FIT (up to eight credits from other institutions may be transferable)
  • achieve a final grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • successfully completed the capstone seminar

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Mentor Program

Every student in the Master of Professional Studies degree program is required to complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in cooperation with their employer and the program chair.

You will be required to have a corporate mentor to participate in the IDP review. These requirements reflect the management development function of the degree program and provide degree candidates with access to senior executives in the industry. 

Capstone Project

You will be part of a group presented with marketing and management challenges that reflect current beauty industry practices and trends. Your group must develop creative solutions that involve all aspects of a corporate organization. Groups are graded on ability to react quickly and cohesively, analysis of the issues from the perspectives of the corporate environment, utilization of the concepts learned in the program, and presentation skills. Industry experts serve as panelists, critiquing and grading the capstone projects. 

Time Requirement for Degree Completion

You will have a maximum of four years, beginning with your first semester of matriculation, to complete all degree requirements.

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