Master of Arts in Canada

Best Masters of Arts in Canada 2018/2019

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An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.

Master of Art Programs in Canada

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Masters in Administrative Science (MAS)

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Campus Full time 30  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. [+]

The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates.

The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback.

Program Highlights A 30-credit program. An opportunity to begin the program at any one of three entry points during the year: September, January, May. Small classes offered and class times will vary. Entry Requirements Graduated from a 4-year bachelor’s degree program or equivalent. Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) in their undergraduate studies. Two (2) letters of recommendation Personal statement of purpose Demonstrate efficiency in communication of the English Language (for international students whose first language is not English). This can be accomplished through one of the following: Achieving a TOEFL iBT 79 or higher Achieving an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher Degree Requirements At least 21 credits must be completed at FDU. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.75 for the current trimester and keep a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Students who receive two or more C grades will be warned, and if evidence of definite improvement in their academic performance does not ensue, they will be put on academic probation or be asked to withdraw from the graduate study. All... [-]

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 7  January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is for those wishing to develop further perspectives in theological thought for personal or professional enrichment, for those interested in further academic study, or for those seeking further development in their spiritual journey in relation to other professions. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is for those wishing to develop further perspectives in theological thought for personal or professional enrichment, for those interested in further academic study, or for those seeking further development in their spiritual journey in relation to other professions. This program allows students to concentrate their studies in one of five areas. Students will choose one of the following areas before beginning their courses:

Biblical Studies – This concentration is intended for those seeking an in-depth and rigorous analysis of Scripture from various perspectives along with biblical language training. Students choosing the Biblical Studies concentration are required to complete 6 credit hours of either Biblical Hebrew or Biblical Greek as part of their coursework and write a major exegetical paper.... [-]


MA in Public and Pastoral Leadership

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Masters of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership recognizes the kinds of leaders that are needed for the changing nature of Christian communities and supports persons engaged in various forms of leadership, from congregations to social entrepreneurship, faith-based social services, NGOs, community-based development, mediation services and community-based justice initiatives. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Masters of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership recognizes the kinds of leaders that are needed for the changing nature of Christian communities and supports persons engaged in various forms of leadership, from congregations to social entrepreneurship, faith-based social services, NGOs, community-based development, mediation services and community-based justice initiatives. A unique specialization in Spiritual Care prepares students for a variety of chaplaincy ministries (see the MAPPL in Spiritual Care program description).

This degree is anchored in practice-based learning, action-reflection, and contextual analysis. Attention is given to developing religious literacy for working in pluralistic contexts, honing the theological intellect for forming public theologians and leaders, providing biblical, ethical and spiritual foundations for inspiring the visionary capacities of organizers and ecclesial change agents, and practicing ritual, rhetorical and communitarian skills needed for offering vital, artful, generous leadership in both inherited and emerging pastoral and public contexts.... [-]


MA PPL in Spiritual Care

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The concentration in Spiritual Care is designed for those intending to pursue vocations as spiritual care practitioners in settings such as healthcare facilities, prisons and correctional facilities. This specialization has been designed to be in sync with the BC provincial government framework standards as well as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care certification requirements. Within 24 months students can meet the BC standards requirements for a spiritual health practitioner. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The concentration in Spiritual Care is designed for those intending to pursue vocations as spiritual care practitioners in settings such as healthcare facilities, prisons and correctional facilities. This specialization has been designed to be in sync with the BC provincial government framework standards as well as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care certification requirements. Within 24 months students can meet the BC standards requirements for a spiritual health practitioner. An additional Advanced Unit and residency are required by CASC for certification as a specialist. These are normally completed post-degree.

This program provides an integrated approach to learning in which pastoral studies are intentionally integrated with clinical experience in therapeutic methods. Student/interns are immersed in the modernhealthcare team context and learn the pastoral leadership skills essential to ministering within an institutional setting. All students must pass a readiness interview with one of the VST adjunct faculty CPE supervisors prior to being accepted into the program. Persons wishing to enroll should be aware of the emotional rigour that is part of CPE and be prepared for focusing full time on their studies if they wish to complete the program in 24 months.... [-]


Master of Arts in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies (MAIIS)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 7  January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies. [+]

Overview of Program

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies.

Purpose

The purpose of this degree is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in a context where three major monotheistic faith traditions meet North American Indigenous traditions and vice versa. The degree will prepare students to participate in an increasingly pluralistic world and equip them to meet the challenges of religious diversity.

Primary goals of the program

To enhance theological expertise that is interdisciplinary in nature and cross-cultural in expression. To foster innovative theological research, transcending comparative study, to develop integrative faith-based knowledge and skills which address critical local and global needs in such areas as ecology, conflict, colonialism and globalization. To acknowledge the historical and contemporary role of the indigenous North American spiritual and intellectual tradition(s) as a world religion. To equip people for engagement in Indigenous and inter-religious community life. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time January 2019 Canada Victoria

The Royal Roads approach to conflict analysis and management is unique in that it reflects the full spectrum from interpersonal to international conflict. We view conflict as neither good nor bad, but as a necessary element of all relationships. Conflict exists everywhere and opportunities exist to work with it, change it, and utilize it. [+]

Overview

The Royal Roads approach to conflict analysis and management is unique in that it reflects the full spectrum from interpersonal to international conflict. We view conflict as neither good nor bad, but as a necessary element of all relationships. Conflict exists everywhere and opportunities exist to work with it, change it, and utilize it.

Our program focuses on both the theory and understanding of the effects of conflict. We provide you with the skills to work with conflict, and we help you create a self-awareness of what your role is within that system of conflict and how you can have an impact to make a difference. You will be introduced to a wide range of skills – facilitation, negotiation, mediation, and others – and learn to appreciate the strengths and limitations of them all.... [-]


Master of Arts in Learning and Technology

Royal Roads University
Online Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2019 Canada Victoria + 1 more

This two year graduate program responds to the demand for qualified professionals who have the knowledge and skills to lead the planning, design, development, implementation and evaluation of contemporary learning environments. The program is founded upon principles of networked learning, openness and a digital mindset. Graduates of this program will be able to work in the creation and evaluation of digital learning environments and apply theoretical and practical knowledge to critically analyze learning innovations and assess their impact on organizations and society. The personalization of learning and the cross-sectoral skill set cultivated in the program enables graduates to lead and support their organizations to continually improve the learning experiences it offers. [+]

Program Description

The MA in Learning and Technology responds to the demand for qualified professionals in the field of technology-mediated learning and education and the need for management level individuals who have the knowledge, skills and ability to assume the leadership roles that are required to plan, design, develop, implement and evaluate contemporary learning environments.

The program is founded on principles of networked learning, open pedagogy and digital mindset, which allows students to create and build on their digital presence to collaborate meaningfully to digital learning communities in the field throughout their program. The virtual symposium at the beginning and end of the program is one of the many opportunities for students to engage in, cultivate and contribute back to these digital learning networks and communities as they learn more about facilitating in contemporary learning environments.... [-]


Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2018 Canada Victoria

This graduate degree program is offered in two formats: online or a blended delivery that combines online coursework with one on-campus residency. And since we’re committed to providing individualized education, all of our students work closely with our program head to develop individual academic plans tailored to their specific needs. Drawing from two or more areas of study, this unique system enables Royal Roads graduate students to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study that combines personal passion and professional interest. [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies offers a program tailored to your academic objectives. By offering options from other RRU programs, we’re able to provide an education shaped by your unique aspirations.

At Royal Roads University, we understand that your job and personal life can’t always take a backseat to your education. That’s why we offer graduate degrees that equip you for the professional demands of life while enabling you to meet the personal ones.

Proximity to the RRU campus doesn’t have to be an issue. You can choose to do your MA in Interdisciplinary Studies completely online, or you can include a short-term on-campus residency in your program. Our graduate students succeed because they’re given the chance to achieve a healthy balance between the real world and a real-world education.... [-]


Master of Arts in Professional Communication

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2019 Canada Victoria

The MA in Professional Communication program provides a broad understanding of communication as a human activity. Graduates will be able to function in environments that require effective team-work, adaptability, strategic planning, intercultural mediation, and a sophisticated understanding of interpersonal discourse. Additionally, they will excel in the integration of written and verbal communications with digital technologies. [+]

Overview

The MA in Professional Communication program consists of two years of study with an annual on-campus residency at the beginning of each year. Faculty who have an expert, real-world experience provides a solid foundation of advanced professional and technical skills that underpin effective leadership in an increasingly communication-driven world.

The program provides a broad understanding of communication as a human activity. Graduates will be able to function in environments that require effective team-work, adaptability, strategic planning, intercultural mediation, and a sophisticated understanding of interpersonal discourse. Additionally, they will excel in the integration of written and verbal communications with digital technologies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Justice Studies

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time January 2019 Canada Victoria

Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, our unique program is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to help you deal with ever-evolving problems in action-oriented, solution-focused and context-specific ways. [+]

Overview

This program is subject to final approval by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.

In a changing and increasingly interdependent justice sector, expanding your knowledge is key to success in an evolving justice landscape.

Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, our unique program is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to help you deal with ever-evolving problems in action-oriented, solution-focused and context-specific ways.

The MA in Justice Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem-focused approach to justice. Recognizing the multi-problematic aspects of complex social issues, this transdisciplinary approach is essential in understanding the complexity of a problem and in developing effective solutions often missed under more traditional approaches to justice.... [-]


MA/MSc in Environment and Management

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2018 Canada Victoria

The MA/MSc in Environment and Management program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. The program emphasizes teamwork and focuses on technical and policy questions using systems and sustainability perspectives to prepare you for leadership and management in your environmental career. [+]

Overview

The MA/MSc in Environment and Management program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. The program emphasizes teamwork and focuses on technical and policy questions using systems and sustainability perspectives to prepare you for leadership and management in your environmental career.

This is a 2-year blended program, including three 3-week on-campus residencies, combined with online learning and a thesis.

Who It's For

Those from all levels of government, business, industry, consulting and non-governmental organizations who want to gain skills and credentials as leaders and managers to advance their current career or launch a new one. Students will pursue either a Master of Arts or Master of Science based on individual academic history and work experience.... [-]


Master of Arts in Tourism Management

Royal Roads University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 18 - 24  April 2019 Canada Victoria + 1 more

During the Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program, you’ll learn firsthand from industry experts how to address the challenges facing today’s tourism and hospitality organizations. You’ll explore innovative approaches to sustainable tourism and develop effective strategies for destination marketing and development, corporate leadership, policy planning and more. [+]

Overview

The global tourism industry demands passionate entrepreneurs and leaders with advanced, industry-specific training. The Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MATM) program is designed to help you fulfill that demand.

If you have a passion for international travel, sustainable tourism or any other facet of the tourism and hospitality industry, the MATM program can help you acquire the skills and experience to thrive in any number of exciting and highly rewarding career paths.

Created in collaboration with industry experts, this program will equip you with the leadership tools, advanced knowledge, and real-world skills to tackle the most pressing issues and capitalize on the latest trends in global tourism.... [-]


Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time June 2019 Canada Victoria

Our two-year MA in Educational Leadership and Management program is designed to help educators develop a critically reflective understanding of school improvement concepts and research. This comprehensive Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) approved program is aimed at administrators and teachers within K-12 educational institutions who want to gain skills and credentials as leaders and managers to advance their current career or launch a new one. [+]

Overview

Our two-year MA in Educational Leadership and Management program is designed to help educators develop a critically reflective understanding of school improvement concepts and research. It is a comprehensive Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) approved program that responds to the education sector’s need for qualified management-level professionals. Faculty with real-world experience deliver relevant curriculum and experiences that ensure existing and aspiring school administrators develop the knowledge and skills required to function as effective leaders within complex and challenging educational environments.

Who It’s For

Administrators and teachers within K-12 educational institutions who want to gain skills and credentials as leaders and managers to advance their current career or launch a new one.... [-]


Master of Arts in Leadership

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time December 2018 Canada Victoria

The MA in Leadership program consists of two years of interdisciplinary study. In each year, students focus on relevant, real-world problem-solving projects grounded in a rigorous theoretical understanding of the nature of today’s organizations and the changing role of leadership within them. Comprehensive leadership studies address adult learning, emotional intelligence, communication and conflict, systems thinking, team facilitation and development, organizational change, and action research inquiry. [+]

Overview

The MA in Leadership program consists of two years of interdisciplinary study. In each year, students focus on relevant, real-world problem-solving projects grounded in a rigorous theoretical understanding of the nature of today’s organizations and the changing role of leadership within them. Comprehensive leadership studies address adult learning, emotional intelligence, communication and conflict, systems thinking, team facilitation and development, organizational change, and action research inquiry.

The MA in Leadership program is specifically designed to attract working professionals. It is structured on the basis of two intensive two-week long on-campus residency periods, followed by distance learning. This allows participants to substantially enhance their educational credentials while minimizing absences from their workplace.... [-]


Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication

Royal Roads University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 18 - 22  March 2019 Canada Victoria + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program, designed for students who want to pursue a communication career in our increasingly diversified and globalized world. [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program, designed for students who want to pursue a communication career in our increasingly diversified and globalized world.

Catering to the growing demand for strategic- and independent-thinking communication professionals able to assist organizations to respond to the rapidly changing global environment, graduates will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in complex circumstances, making use of diverse media and communication genres, and engaging different audiences across multiple cultural settings. Students will explore intercultural and international communication theory, academic writing and communication, media relations in a global context, public affairs and advocacy, social marketing, and more.... [-]



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