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Doctor of Professional Studies (DPRS)
  • CRICOS: 0100909

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

  • 3 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Design and implement projects that will improve your workplace

The Doctor of Professional Studies allows you to combine your professional work with study and obtain a doctoral degree based entirely in your workplace.

The knowledge you gain throughout your studies will lead to benefits for both you and the organisation you work for. You will critically review resources and address theoretical and practical issues in your workplace by designing and implementing projects. It is expected that the documented results of your projects will be able to be used to improve one or more aspects of your workplace.

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses 4
1 x workplace-based research course
up to 20
4 x approved courses (optional)
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 29840
On-campus AUD 28800

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Admission is by written application and interview.
  • Bachelor degree with honours, or a masters degree from an Australian university or equivalent plus minimum of 5 years of experience in their field.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

How to apply

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

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