Distance Learning Programmes in Applied Sciences & Professions

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The word ‘applied’ in Applied Sciences & Professions refers to how academic and professional skills are used for - or applied towards - jobs and professions.  This is what people like to call ‘vocational’ education – giving you specific training for a specific kind of job. So, when you enroll in a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Applied Sciences & Professions, you’re meant to decide what career you want to be prepared or trained for.

When you select a specific science or profession that you wish to work in, you will then be set up in the courses that provide the skills transferable to that specific field. Think of what kinds of professions require strong training: forensic scientists, librarians, property managers, social workers, nurses, etc. You can’t learn those skills by yourself! So, when you get a degree for these kinds of careers, you get direct, hands-on to practice the skills that people actually use for them.Applied Sciences & Professions doesn’t stand alone, as a field by itself. So, you must select a ‘profession’ or ‘science’ that you want to apply your knowledge toward (after all, you can’t have training without knowing what you’re being trained for, right?).

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Suggested Online Programmes Applied Sciences & Professions

M.Sc. Emergency Management

In Walden’s 100% online MS in Emergency Management program, you can gain the advanced training and leadership skills necessary to lead emergency response efforts and develop disaster prevention and response plans. 

United States
M.Sc. Human and Social Services - Military Families and Culture

Further your commitment to social change with an 100% Online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context.

United States
Ph. D. Human and Social Services

Make a positive impact in your community and your organization as you explore strategies to help those struggling with issues such as illness, addiction, violence, and poverty. Through virtual simulations, animated case studies, and an interprofessional approach, Walden University’s 100% Online PhD in Human and Social Services program can broaden your understanding of the human services field within a global context.

United States
M.Sc. Applied Professional Studies

Applied Professional Studies programme at University of Stirling accommodates a range of modules to allow students to build credit towards either a “generic” Masters qualification (MSc in Applied Professional Studies) or a range of specialist qualifications by following prescribed pathways of study.

United Kingdom