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Top Masters of Arts in the British Columbia in Canada 2019

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

After completing a college degree, a student may wish to pursue a graduate degree. The first level of such study is called a master. Students can earn this title after completing approximately two years of study when taking a full load of credits.

MA Programs in the British Columbia in Canada

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University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

The restructured Master of Arts in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master o ... [+]

The restructured Master of Arts in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for:

practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research;

to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree.

Quick Facts Degree: Master of Arts (Planning) Subject: Specialty Mode of delivery: On campus Specialization: Planning Program Components: Coursework + Options Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science School: School of Community and Regional Planning ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Vancouver School of Theology

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
January 2020
English
Full time
Part time
2 - 7 years
Campus
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Vancouver School of Theology

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 person ... [+]

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.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
English
Campus
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Vancouver School of Theology

The concentration in Spiritual Care is designed for those intending to pursue vocations as spiritual care practitioners in settings such as healthcare facilities, prisons ... [+]

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.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Vancouver School of Theology

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is for those wishing to develop further perspectives in theological thought for personal or professional enrichme ... [+]

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.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
English
Full time
Part time
2 - 7 years
Campus
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Royal Roads University

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 hosp ... [+]

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.... [-]

Canada Victoria
April 2020
English
Full time
Part time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

Do you have a passion for working in a cross-cultural context as a global leader and thinker? The two-year blended MA in Global Leadership program addresses the need in ... [+]

Overview

The MA in Global Leadership is a 36-credit, blended program, comprised of online learning and intensive on-campus residencies designed to build and enhance globally minded leadership and management capabilities.

Who It’s For

This program is well suited for professionals and executives who work in a global context within their own country or an international setting and who wish to be more globally minded, self-aware and resilient. They are able to work with people of diverse needs and cultural backgrounds and are anchored to values of social purpose and sustainability. This includes professionals who work or desire to work in community-based organizations, government organizations, international NGOs, international government organizations, indigenous organizations, international training or institutions of higher education or other types of organizations that have a globally oriented social purpose or peacekeeping mission.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
13 - 24 months
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

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 ... [+]

Overview

The MA in Leadership 36 credit, the 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.

Blended Delivery Model

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.... [-]

Canada Victoria
December 2019
English
Part time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

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 committ ... [+]

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 real-world education.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
2 years
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

The MA/MSc in Environment and Management program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. The pro ... [+]

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

Blended Delivery Model Online Learning

The majority of this program is experienced through online learning. Online courses enable you to meet the demands of work and family while studying. Using our web-based learning platform, you will access your reading materials, complete individual and group assignments, and engage with the rest of your classmates and instructors; online from anywhere. Each online course varies in length, with breaks between courses.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
English
Part time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

Now more than ever, we need to invite everyone in society, of all ages, to be part of the solution. As environmental communicators and educators, we inspire others and tr ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication program will empower you and give you the depth and insight to lead and motivate others in developing a sustainable, environmentally sound society.

Blended Delivery Model

Online Learning

The majority of this program is experienced through online learning. Online courses enable you to meet the demands of work and family while studying. Using our web-based learning platform, you will access your reading materials, complete individual and group assignments, and engage with the rest of your classmates and instructors; online from anywhere. Each online course varies, with breaks between courses.... [-]

Canada Victoria
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English
Part time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

This two year, 33 credit, online or blended, graduate program responds to the demand for qualified professionals who have the knowledge and skills to lead the planning, d ... [+]

Program Description

The MA in Learning and Technology is a 33 credit program offered online or in the blended learning model. It 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.... [-]

Canada Victoria
April 2020
English
Part time
2 years
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

Our two-year MA in Educational Leadership and Management program is designed to help educators develop a critically reflective understanding of school improvement concept ... [+]

Overview

Our 33 credit, 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.

Blended Delivery Model

Online Learning... [-]

Canada Victoria
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English
Part time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership is a two-year, 33-credit program that provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to p ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership is a two-year, 33-credit program that provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective leadership within complex and changing higher educational environments. This program is designed for higher education administrators and leaders looking to advance their understanding and application of systems thinking, leadership theory, higher education literature and research, critical thinking, strategic planning and leading meaningful change.

Who It’s For

Leaders or aspiring leaders in post-secondary educational environments who want to expand their expertise and gain new skills and credentials in the field of higher education administration and leadership, to advance or redirect their career. Students of this program are required to have a background in higher education knowledge and experience.... [-]

Canada Victoria
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English
Part time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, our unique program is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to h ... [+]

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.... [-]

Canada Victoria
January 2020
English
Part time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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