Master of Arts Program in the Washington, D.C. in the USA

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Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

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Masters of Arts (M.A) in the Washington, D.C. in the USA

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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. ... [-]

M.A. in Political Economy

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

Upon successfully completing the Program, each student will receive a certificate from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and a diploma from Georgetown, which will be presented side by side. Both documents will reference the Georgetown Master of Arts and the ULB Certificate of Advanced Master, and will include the name of the other institution. [+]

The Brussels-Washington Masters in Political Economy is an innovative one-year programme combining the strengths of two internationally renowned institutions.

This joint degree from Georgetown University and the ULB-Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management offers:

An international experience at the heart of global policy-making decision powers, with full immersion in both Europe (Brussels) and the U.S. (Washington D.C.); A combination of frontier training in formal and quantitative political economy, with a strong emphasis on economic policy; Courses taught by academics and practitioners who are leading specialists in their field; On-site events at international institutions and think tanks.  Opportunity to joining the wide and active alumni networks of Georgetown and Solvay. ... [-]

M.A. in Linguistics (Language & Communication)

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The M.A. in Language and Communication is a professionally-oriented program within the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University. This program cultivates strong research and analytical abilities in sociolinguistics, specifically discourse analysis (e.g. narrative analysis and cross cultural communication), ethnography, and pragmatics. The program is designed to link these theories to practice in a range of professional fields. [+]

The M.A. in Language and Communication is a professionally-oriented program within the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University. This program cultivates strong research and analytical abilities in sociolinguistics, specifically discourse analysis (e.g. narrative analysis and cross cultural communication), ethnography, and pragmatics. The program is designed to link these theories to practice in a range of professional fields.

This program is suited for college graduates with a B.A. or B.S. (with majors including, but not limited to, humanities and social sciences) interested in applying their sociolinguistic training in professional contexts. In addition, this program is also appropriate for members of the workforce (public and private sectors) who seek advancement, or those who desire further credentials for medical, law or, business school.... [-]


M.A. in Learning & Design

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The mission of Georgetown University’s Program in Learning and Design is to give our students a deep foundation in the tools and theory of learning design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and higher education leadership, a foundation on which they can create engaging and innovative learning experiences for all students. [+]

The mission of Georgetown University’s Program in Learning and Design is to give our students a deep foundation in the tools and theory of learning design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and higher education leadership, a foundation on which they can create engaging and innovative learning experiences for all students.

The landscape of higher education is complex and continually changing, posing challenges to what it means to be an effective teacher and successful student learner. The Master’s in Learning and Design was built from the ground up to give students a broad conceptual foundation in the theories of learning and teaching coupled with real world experience in faculty development, educational technology, and instructional design. The Program is stewarded by Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), and has the distinction of being the first degree program in Learning and Design to have started in a Center for Teaching Excellence and Technology Innovation. Through design projects and mentorships, students in the Program will learn from the Center’s 17 years of experience working with faculty, departments, and students to respond to the challenges facing higher education and student success.  With the tools and knowledge they gain from the Program, students will be equipped to navigate these challenges and pursue careers in instructional and learning design, instructional technology, learning analytics, online program development, higher education administration, and more.... [-]


M.A. in Italian Studies

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The M.A. program in Italian Studies intends to provide students with a broad knowledge of Italian culture from a literary, linguistic, and historical perspective; to offer them a solid grasp of major trends in critical and cultural theories and train them to apply these approaches to specific expressions of Italian culture; to provide students with the methodology and research skills to develop interdisciplinary projects in their courses and in their Master’s theses; to help students obtain high proficiency in oral and written Italian language, both through core and elective courses on campus and through one semester’s matriculation at an Italian university; to help each student acquire or enhance expressive competencies in the domain of Italian culture that he/she intends to select for his/her M.A. specialization. [+]

The M.A. in Italian Studies offers students:

A broad in-depth knowledge of Italian culture High proficiency in Italian language Opportunities for interdisciplinary study Overseas study and cultural immersion Career options in the academic or professional fields

The four-semester, 30-credit program takes into consideration students' different academic and professional goals. It offers two specialization options that revolve around a common core curriculum, and culminate with a thesis writing seminar and a Master's thesis.

The first option, focusing on literature and culture, is designed for students seeking the solid academic preparation needed to enter a doctoral program. The second option, with a focus on language pedagogy, addresses either current teachers who seek a graduate degree or those seeking to enter the teaching profession at the secondary level. ... [-]


M.A. in Government (Democracy & Governance)

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The Democracy and Governance Program seeks to understand the foundations of democratic and responsive government, how policymakers can create and implement policies to achieve these objectives, and prepares students for careers in democracy assistance, governance reform, politics, and international affairs. Situated in the heart of Washington D.C., this program is the most comprehensive and unique of its kind in the United States. [+]

Practitioners and scholars in fields as diverse as public policy, development, international relations, and security studies increasingly recognize that successful programs in their fields require effective and accountable governance. The Democracy and Governance Program seeks to understand the foundations of democratic and responsive government, how policymakers can create and implement policies to achieve these objectives, and prepares students for careers in democracy assistance, governance reform, politics, and international affairs. Situated in the heart of Washington D.C., this program is the most comprehensive and unique of its kind in the United States. 

The program provides graduate training with its Masters in Democracy and Governance (M.A.), executive and professional education opportunities, and advances research in the areas of democratic change and governance reform through the Center for Democracy and Civil Society (CDACS). CDACS is a member of the National Endowment for Democracy's Network of Democracy Reserach Institutes, and conducts scholarly research, undertakes policy advocacy, hosts speakers and conferences, and publishes the biannual journal Democracy and Society.... [-]


M.A. in Government (American)

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

Combining theoretical insight with practical application, the Georgetown Master of Arts Program in American Government offers its students a rich, stimulating environment in which to understand the nature of American politics, to see it in action and to participate in the political and/or governmental system. This accelerated, 12-month program draws on its setting in the nation’s capital and the strengths of Georgetown University’s Department of Government. [+]

Combining theoretical insight with practical application, the Georgetown Master of Arts Program in American Government offers its students a rich, stimulating environment in which to understand the nature of American politics, to see it in action and to participate in the political and/or governmental system. This accelerated, 12-month program draws on its setting in the nation’s capital and the strengths of Georgetown University’s Department of Government.

The program benefits from the strength of the faculty of the American Government subfield. Through courses on institutions of government (Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy and the judiciary), electoral politics, political behavior, public opinion, media studies, political parties, public policy, psychology and politics and quantitative methods, students gain the substantive knowledge and theoretical frameworks needed to understand and to become involved in the operations of American government and politics.... [-]


M.A. in Global, International & Comparative History

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in shaping societies’ development since long before the modern era, and that a deep understanding of these historical forces is essential to grasping the world we currently live in. History as a discipline aims to analyze and integrate politics and states, production and work, environment and society, culture and religion, and gender and family. Georgetown History MA students research these aspects of human society as they change over time, by setting local, regional, and national developments in trans-regional or global contexts. [+]

The Master's Program in History at Georgetown is rooted in the core belief that interconnections among the globe’s diverse regions and cultures have played a crucial role in shaping societies’ development since long before the modern era, and that a deep understanding of these historical forces is essential to grasping the world we currently live in. History as a discipline aims to analyze and integrate politics and states, production and work, environment and society, culture and religion, and gender and family. Georgetown History MA students research these aspects of human society as they change over time, by setting local, regional, and national developments in transregional or global contexts.... [-]


M.A. in German

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Part time January 2018 USA Washington DC

The Graduate Program in German is ideally positioned to respond to the challenges in the profession and to the changing role of the humanities. Many of our program features already reflect the recommendations of the recent MLA report on Doctoral Study, illustrating the forward-looking character of the Graduate Program in German. [+]

The Graduate Program in German is ideally positioned to respond to the challenges in the profession and to the changing role of the humanities. Many of our program features already reflect the recommendations of the recent MLA report on Doctoral Study, illustrating the forward-looking character of the Graduate Program in German.

Georgetown offers a rigorous academic program that responds to the broadening career goals of graduate students. We are committed to preparing MA students for the highest level of scholarship in research and teaching. Results of a recent graduate alumni survey confirm that the graduate program prepared them well for a range of career paths both in academia and in other professional contexts. For examples, please see our alumni profiles. Drawing on the broad range of expertise of the faculty at Georgetown, the graduate program provides an excellent foundation of German literature and culture from the 18th century to the present and fosters critical and interdisciplinary approaches to more specialized areas of inquiry, including: contemporary literature and culture, issues of gender and sexuality, intersections of religious and literary traditions, curriculum development, and literacy studies. All students, irrespective of their area of concentration, receive extensive preparation for teaching and are involved in various aspects of curriculum development and assessment. We consider these aspects to be part of the intellectual core of graduate education. A recent alumni survey confirms that students benefit greatly from participation in these collaborative projects that bring together faculty and graduate students. Students who plan to pursue research... [-]

M.A. in English

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The English M.A. program at Georgetown is dynamic, innovative, and committed to offering students a breadth of choice and a variety of opportunities for scholarly and professional specialization and development. We welcome applications from students intending to pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere after completing an M.A. at Georgetown, as we do from those aspiring to careers in writing, editing, teaching, and many other fields requiring advanced skills in written communication, critical analysis, and research. [+]

The Department of English offers a program of study leading to the M.A. degree in English and American Literature. Thesis and non-thesis options are available as well as a special concentration in the teaching of writing.

The program is enhanced by the library facilities in Washington, D.C., especially the Folger Shakespeare Library, where our students take advanced courses with nationally and internationally known scholars in the early modern period and in the long 18th century.

Specialized training is offered in the teaching of writing at the high school and/or college levels. This involves opportunities to work in specialized writing programs at Georgetown, one of which is committed to working with minority and working class students, and to work in many community outreach programs related to literacy and writing.... [-]


M.A. in Educational Transformation

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time June 2018 USA Washington DC

The Master of Arts in Educational Transformation (MAET) equips professionals with the skills and insights needed to tackle tough problems in urban education and to promote the kinds of transformations that will bring greater opportunity – and justice – to children. [+]

A New Approach to Education

The Master of Arts in Educational Transformation (MAET) equips professionals with the skills and insights needed to tackle tough problems in urban education and to promote the kinds of transformations that will bring greater opportunity – and justice – to children.

At its core, education is about becoming something or someone new. When a child learns to write, to read, to understand their world, they become a new person, with new skills and new talents. Your interest in education may be as a teacher or an advocate or as a curriculum designer or a policy-maker, but whatever your vision for yourself, our task is to ensure that you have the knowledge and understanding to be successful – and to make a difference in the lives of students.... [-]


M.A. in Development Management & Policy

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time January 2018 USA Washington DC

The Graduate School, along with Georgetown’s Department of Government and the Department of Politics and Government of the Universidad Nacional de General San Martín (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers an academic program leading to the joint degree of Master of Arts in Development Management and Policy (DEVM) / Maestría en Políticas Públicas y Gerenciamiento del Desarrollo (MPPyGD). [+]

The Graduate School, along with Georgetown’s Department of Government and the Department of Politics and Government of the Universidad Nacional de General San Martín (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers an academic program leading to the joint degree of Master of Arts in Development Management and Policy (DEVM) / Maestría en Políticas Públicas y Gerenciamiento del Desarrollo (MPPyGD).

The DEVM program, which takes place entirely in Buenos Aires and is designed for bilingual students, contributes to the on-going transformation of Georgetown University into a global institution of higher education.

The program’s twin pillars are a pursuit of academic excellence and instilling a sense of social responsibility and justice. We combine a focus on global development and management issues, with training in social science methods and public policy analysis.... [-]


M.A. in Conflict Resolution

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution encompasses theoretical practices from Conflict Resolution and International Relations and practices including negotiation, mediation, and creative peace-building to address conflict, whether it be personal, group, or international. The field, originating from theorists such as Galtung, Lederach, and Gandhi, seeks to transform the way conflict is studied and find creative mechanisms for positive change. The program emphasizes Georgetown University's dedication to diverse and inclusive study, practical training, and application. [+]

The Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution encompasses theoretical practices from Conflict Resolution and International Relations and practices including negotiation, mediation, and creative peacebuilding to address conflict, whether it be personal, group, or international. The field, originating from theorists such as Galtung, Lederach, and Gandhi, seeks to transform the way conflict is studied and find creative mechanisms for positive change. The program emphasizes Georgetown University's dedication to diverse and inclussive study, practical training, and application.

In order to fulfill Georgetown University's mission of inclusiveness and high academic standing, the program requires the completion of 40 credits over the course of two years. Leading scholars and practitioners in the field of Conflict Resolution teach core courses on theory, practical skills, negotiation practices, research methods, and psychology so students gain a holistic understanding of conflict resolution in multiple disciplines.... [-]


M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  August 2018 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The CCT Program encourages students with different backgrounds and perspectives to work together to identify opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies. [+]

Communication, Culture and Technology is an interdisciplinary Master of Arts Program focusing on challenges posed by new technologies in a range of fields, including research, government, politics, arts, media, communication, business, health, and medicine.

By cutting across institutional and disciplinary boundaries, students explore fresh solutions to complex problems. CCTers are prepared to bring innovative thinking and multiple conceptual tools to leadership roles in an ever-expanding information society.

At CCT, students cut across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to explore how we use media and technology to communicate from social, economic, political, and cultural perspectives. Faculty and students apply theory to practice in real world settings, keeping pace with a rapidly growing information society and engaging in digital innovation. ... [-]


M.A. in Art & Museum Studies

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 12  August 2018 USA Washington DC

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice, and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York. [+]

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice, and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York.

The twelve-month course of study combines courses in museology and art history with internships at some of Washington’s premier art institutions. We examine the changing relationships between academic study of art and new configurations of museum display and interpretation. Such topics as the roles of museums in modern cultures, museum education programs and audiences, new technologies, collection management, curatorial work and the ethics of acquisition and display are discussed in classes and individual research projects. Our students take part in critical debates about art exhibition and interpretation.... [-]