Master of Arts Degree in North America

Top MA Degrees 2017/2018 in North America

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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Master of Arts Program in North America

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M.A. Human Resources Management

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24  August 2018 USA Saint Louis Orlando Irvine + 2 more

The master's degree program in human resources management is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, addressing both strategic and operational aspects. Webster University's HR graduate courses involve practical and theoretical considerations in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources in such settings as business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions. [+]

M.A. Human Resources Management

The human resources manager is the backbone of any successful business or organization. To guarantee their viability, human resource managers need to think of themselves as strategic partners. Webster University's master of arts in human resources management prepares human resource professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce.

The master's degree program in human resources management is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, addressing both strategic and operational aspects. Webster University's HR graduate courses involve practical and theoretical considerations in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources in such settings as business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Development

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Online Full time Open Enrolment USA Winona

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you. Blend theory with practical knowledge to focus your skills on greater humanitarian results. [+]

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you. Blend theory with practical knowledge to focus your skills on greater humanitarian results. Make an impact with: Comprehensive Curriculum: Gain the skills to make a direct impact in your area of passion by addressing human and social conditions on a global scale. Practical Application: Get a jump start on your passion through the program’s unique field study project. Networking Opportunities: Make connections with other like-minded professionals to build your business associations and develop your knowledge resources. [-]

MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24  September 2018 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 26 more

The MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) is a flexible programme, designed to meet the professional needs of individual learners. Students will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying learning to practice. The MA in Education is well established and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of current and future participants. [+]

Best MA Programs in North America 2017/2018. MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) The MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) is a flexible programme, designed to meet the professional needs of individual learners. Students will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying learning to practice. The MA Education is well established and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of current and future participants. Educational Aim To widen the options available and encourage in-depth development of personal and professional areas of interest. To enable learners to identify, design and carry out research activities which include opportunities for considerable self-direction. To contribute to the body of knowledge and understanding relevant to education. Fees £12,635 UNICAF offers a number of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please contact a UNICAF student adviser. PathWay Required Credits/Units: 180 Core Modules ED4U008 - Dissertation ED4U009 - Research Methodology ED4U016 - Innovation in Curriculum Design ED4U023 - Developing Digital Competence ED4U024 - Developing Learning in Organisations ED4U032 - SEN/ALN: Contexts and Concepts [-]

MA In Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. [+]

Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education Offered By: College of Education Overview Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) With the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders continuing to rise, it is imperative to adopt a deepened knowledge of neurological development and applied behavior analysis. The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. Through a combination of application, theory and research, licensed special educators prepare to meet the demands of teaching and master techniques that improve ASD student outcomes. In this masters degree in autism program, emphasis is placed on life skills that help students with ASD transition to independent living. Review methods to enhance and assess social, cognitive and behavioral skills using proven and innovative approaches. Throughout your masters degree in autism spectrum disorders program, you apply your learning during field and internship experiences, and focus on curriculum and plan development, applied techniques and student progression. In a culminating capstone course, demonstrate your overall competency by creating a portfolio presenting the framework for enacting the role of an ASD specialist. Degree Outcomes Learn Interventions and Learning Strategies for ASD Students In the autism spectrum disorder specialist degree program, you increase your understanding of the disorder and appropriate accommodations through theory and applied research. Study educational research, policy and ethics, leadership and collaboration, assistive technology, communication and life skills development to enrich your teaching practices in ASD-specific learning environments. What You Will Learn... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus September 2018 USA Rochester

Graphic design is a professional major that addresses a range of advanced visual communication problems, with an emphasis on meaning, form, and function. [+]

MFA in Graphic Design

 

Graphic design is a professional major that addresses a range of advanced visual communication problems, with an emphasis on meaning, form, and function. In a professional studio setting, students work with faculty on the understanding and implementation of theories, principles, and methods related to concept development, design process, context, history and criticism, research, evaluation, visual aesthetics, typography, systems thinking, information design, inter - and cross-disciplinary collaboration, as well as social and ethical responsibility. Course assignments and thesis projects incorporate both theory and application in the solution of hypothetical and actual graphic design problems. Courses within this major evidence a balanced approach toward the integration of digital media and traditional processes. Final design outcomes focus on small- and large-scale, two- dimensional or three-dimensional printed artifacts and environmental graphic design solutions, with opportunities to develop relevant for time-based and/or interactive digital applications as well. Special lectures, guest speakers, exhibitions, and workshops complement studio and seminar goals. Students have ongoing access to RIT resources such as the Graphic Design Archive and the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, the Artists’ Books Collection, and the collections of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.... [-]


MA in Education

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24  Open Enrolment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 28 more

Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. [+]

Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration 18-24 months. Delivery Mode Online and through Supported Open Learning Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732 ICT in Education - EDU733 Teaching and Learning Management - EDU734... [-]

MA in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 24  January 2018 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York UK Online + 7 more

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. [+]

Best MA Programs in North America 2017/2018. Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline. The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experience designer to lead the change within this evolving industry. You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team. You will leave us primed for roles across human-centred design such as Experience Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer and Service Designer. Within these roles, graduates will be able to design and develop high quality experiences, products and services. You will be able to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries to design innovative solutions to meet user and business needs. Above all, you will be able to operate strategically as an agent of change and have the knowledge, skills, and competence to work at the forefront of this fast paced industry. “You might call this type of work service design, experience... [-]

Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management (MA)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Monterey

Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. [+]

You can be the voice of an organization, ensure worldwide project launches, and expand market share. Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. Core Competencies All students in the program will learn the software that enables localization, gain the skills to manage complex projects with virtual teams, develop lifelong employability, and get the real-world experience of working in a translation agency for an actual client. Translation Specialization Learn to work with a variety of translation and glossary management tools and to provide written translations, editing, and revision of translations. By helping to translate and localize content into another language, you are an organization’s voice around the world. Requires native or near-native abilities in both languages of study. Localization Specialization Deepen technology skills through computer programming and advanced translation management systems courses. While managing translation and localization projects, you help keep projects on track and ensure worldwide project launches. Requires at least Intermediate High level of proficiency in a second language. Management Specialization Strengthen business skill set through course work in finance, accounting, economics, and management. You help expand an organization’s market share and mind share through careful localization program management. Requires... [-]

Master of Fine Arts

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 60  August 2018 USA Wichita + 1 more

Perhaps you would like to pursue a Master's degree with a more professional focus. A 60-credit hour degree program, the MFA is a terminal degree, preparing you to teach at the collegiate level [+]

Master of Fine ArtsPerhaps you would like to pursue a Master's degree with a more professional focus. A 60-credit hour degree program, the MFA is a terminal degree, preparing you to teach at the collegiate level or pursue other professional opportunities. Choose from drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography or graphic design as your area of emphasis.

Graduate School Requirements   1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the MFA program   2. Complete the degree requirements within 6 years         1. Degree Requirements               1. 34 semester credit hours, studio major (to include terminal thesis project of 16 credit hours).   2. 16 semester credit hours of Art History and Concepts—at least two “in-house” art history courses must be taken. A maximum of seven (7) hours of Readings in Art History is all that is allowed.   3. 10 semester credit hours in studio art other than the major area.... [-]


MA in Teaching English as a Second Language

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 18 - 24  August 2018 USA Flagstaff

Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. [+]

Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. Program goals The principal goals of the program are to: provide the linguistic theory necessary for ESL/EFL teachers equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching prepare students for further study in English language teaching, applied linguistics, and related fields Tracks The MA-TESL program has three tracks: Applied Linguistics NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching for Practicing Teachers Length of program The MA-TESL program is a one-and-a-half to two-year course of study. If you have a teaching assistantship, you should plan on a two-year commitment. This program of study combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The principal goals of the program are to provide the linguistic foundations for English as a second/foreign language teaching, equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching, and prepare students for further study (including doctoral-level studies) in applied linguistics and related fields. This advanced degree offers students options to pursue different combinations of required and elective classes to meet their needs. What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language? The MA TESL... [-]

Master in Management

Wake Forest University - School of Business
Campus Full time 10  July 2018 USA Winston-Salem Charlotte + 1 more

Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. [+]

Best MA Programs in North America 2017/2018. Gain a Competitive Edge Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. As one of the most innovative programs in graduate business education, the MA program builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers. Highlights include: A hands-on learning environment with small classes and a 10:1 student: faculty ratio Opportunities to gain real-world experience through team-based consulting projects Personalized career direction and coaching from staff, faculty and professional connections Speaker series and networking opportunities that connect you with innovators and industry thought-leaders The MA Program starts in July with a five-week module to prepare you for graduate-level business courses. The fall and spring semesters are divided into four modules where you’ll build a foundation in finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, information technology, ethics, organizational behavior and leadership. ... [-]

Master of Arts in TESOL / Bilingual Education

The University of Findlay
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Findlay

The University of Findlay's master of arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you become an expert language teacher/practitioner. [+]

Master in TESOL / Bilingual Education

The University of Findlay's master of arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you become an expert language teacher/practitioner, and prepare for educational leadership positions within second or foreign language and bilingual education programs.       

The University of Findlay provides a firm foundation in:

    Linguistics     Second language acquisition     Pedagogy     Methodology     Curriculum design     Assessment     Multilingual/multicultural education

Our graduates are not only well prepared for today's job market and/or the pursuit of advanced study in TESOL/bilingual education but also as members in regional, national or international TESOL organizations.Whether your goal is to work with children or adults (domestically or abroad), or if your plan is to pursue your education to a higher degree, we have a program designed to meet your needs.... [-]


Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2018 USA Brattleboro Washington DC + 1 more

You want to make a positive difference in the world, so you want to learn the skills you need to be an effective leader in peacebuilding and social justice efforts. Our Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership is designed to give you those skills through a combination of theory and practice. [+]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

With SIT’s experiential curriculum, you’ll learn how to put theory into practice. In addition to core courses, a broad range of elective choices let you focus on courses that will help you meet your career goals.

In this program, you’ll learn: The multiple and interrelated causes of conflicts, including those caused and/or exacerbated by globalization, environmental and resource crises, undemocratic leadership, ethnic tensions, or historic enmity The particular needs of refugees and internally displaced people, victims, bystanders, and members of violator communities Negotiation, mediation, and dialogue skills Analyzing, assessing, and mapping conflict Human rights and humanitarian interventions Post-conflict transitions and post-war restorative practices Conducting empirical research and using qualitative methods for data collection and analysis Strategic nonviolence, social healing, and reconciliation Program design and evaluation, capacity building, and cultivating positive and inclusive group relations through organizational change Policy advocacy Sample Courses: Practitioner Inquiry: Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods Theory and Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Post-War Development and Peacebuilding Conflict and Identity Mediation Skills and Practices in Intergroup Dialogue Initiatives in Peacebuilding Electives Contact Summer Peacebuilding Program: Peacebuilding I Peacebuilding II Research Practice/Practicum Phase: Practicum stage in the United States or abroad. ... [-]

Master of Arts - Brand Strategy

Sup de Pub
Campus Full time September 2018 France Paris United Kingdom London USA Chicago + 3 more

This programme in Paris, London and Chicago is designed for future account executives, account planners and product managers who wish to benefit from an international experience in an English [+]

Master of Arts - Brand Strategy

This programme in Paris, London and Chicago is designed for future account executives, account planners and product managers who wish to benefit from an international experience in an English-speaking environment. The course include several agency visits and two competitions where both strategic thinking and creativity come into play.

Curtis YOUNGMentor of the Brand Strategy Program

Curtis Young began his advertising career as a Copywriter for the Leo Burnett agency in Chicago, where he worked for many clients including Kellogg's, United Airlines and Dewar's Scotch Whiskey. He soon moved to Young & Rubicam in New York to spend most of his career writing award-winning ad campaigns for Eastern Airlines and General Foods products.... [-]


Master in Educational Technology

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our master's program is designed for educators who are excited about the potential technology offers for increasing student engagement and learning. Our students want to extend their skills for implementing relevant technology-enhanced activities in their own learning environments. [+]

Best MA Programs in North America 2017/2018. Our master's program is designed for educators who are excited about the potential technology offers for increasing student engagement and learning. Our students want to extend their skills for implementing relevant technology-enhanced activities in their own learning environments. The hands-on quality of the Educational Technology program addresses the disparity between understanding the functionality of technology and knowing how it can be taught to students. More accurately, it’s not just why you’d use technology, but how it could be strategically implemented. Our graduates will be prepared to: Optimize the use of active learning techniques via relevant technology tools Take existing curriculum and transform it for a contemporary student audience Design and teach online, hybrid, or blended courses Serve as a peer technology coach for colleagues Program Details The Educational Technology master's program is designed for working professionals who are interested in both creative exploration and practical application of digital technologies. Our focus is always on giving students tools and strategies that they can use right away in their own learning environments. We also understand that every school has different types and amounts of resources, so we explore a wide variety of technology tools with an emphasis on low-cost or free resources. The program will be of benefit to teachers in both K-12 and post-secondary settings, educational leaders, curriculum and technology specialists, software developers, corporate trainers, and others interested in the intersection of digital technologies and education. USF's Educational Technology program gives you five powerful... [-]