MA Program in the USA

Best MAs in the USA 2017

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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 is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

Masters of Arts (M.A) in the USA

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MA In Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 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. [+]

Best MA Programs in the USA 2017. 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... [-]

M.A. Human Resources Management

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24  August 2017 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. [+]

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. Providing HR professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to work with people in various employment settings, graduate coursework in the human resources management program focuses on maximizing the importance of the human element in organizations. By drawing upon the theories of the social and behavioral sciences and management, HR students will better understand the human resources management issues and be equipped to develop solutions to human resource management problems confronting both individuals and organizations. The degree is available to graduate students in a traditional classroom environment and as an online program. Online courses in human resources management are great for improving organizational skills, self-direction and motivation to master the challenges of the environment. Human Resources Management Points of Distinction Small, convenient classes to fit your schedule. Classes begin five times... [-]

MA, Curriculum and Instruction

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2  October 2017 USA Chicago

This customized master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. [+]

Best MA Programs in the USA 2017. MA, Curriculum and Instruction This customized master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. Throughout this course you will learn about current issues in the teaching profession, and become familiar with the most recent methodologies and practices. Upon graduation you will have gained the skills needed to create an effective curriculum and deliver it to students in a manner that is both supportive and authoritative. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

MA in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island - UK
Campus Full time 24  January 2018 USA East New York

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. [+]

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 design, design thinking, strategic design, system design,... [-]

M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity. [+]

Master in Asia Pacific StudiesThe University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity.As the Pacific Century unfolds, the MAPS Program is designed to serve the needs and schedules of both traditional graduate students and working professionals who seek an advanced education in East Asian cultures, economies and societies. With its interdisciplinary approach to the Asia Pacific region, MAPS prepares students for a broad spectrum of careers in the following areas:... [-]


Master in Management

Wake Forest University - School of Business
Campus Full time 10  July 2017 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. [+]

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 Public History

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Florence

The Master of Arts degree in Public History is intended to meet the educational needs of those aspiring to professional advancement in the field of public history. [+]

Best MA Programs in the USA 2017. The Master of Arts degree in Public History is intended to meet the educational needs of those aspiring to professional advancement in the field of public history. The curriculum in history and public history provides a sound basis to: deepen students’ knowledge of history and public history, and to expand their critical thinking skills; provide students with opportunities for extensive fieldwork and collaborative community projects as they complete their coursework, while also providing experience in their chosen area of study through the internship requirement; prepare students for careers in historic preservation and historical administration, including positions in archives, museums, state historic preservation offices, and cultural resource management firms, and for advancement in job preparation and salary for public history professionals. The Master of Arts in Public History is organized into two tracks, historical administration and historic preservation. The program offers two options within the two tracks: thesis and non-thesis. Master of Arts Degree in Public History with a concentration in Historical Administration requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit and includes 21 hours of core courses, encompassing a course in Public History Historiography and Research Methods, two graduate colloquia in United States or European history, a course in Museum and Archival Administration, and Digital Collection Management, as well as an internship, a portfolio, and a course taken within the College of Business to help develop professional leadership skills. Students also complete 6 hours of Public History Electives. Students pursuing the thesis... [-]

Master of Arts in Human Resources

Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Human Resources prepares students for leadership roles in managing people and building employee capabilities. [+]

Why Attend the University of Cincinnati for Human Resources? The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Human Resources program prepares you for leadership roles in managing people and building employee capabilities. As human capital is increasingly being recognized as a potential competitive advantage, leading firms are focusing more and more on talent acquisition and development, leadership training, and culture shaping. The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Human Resources is taught by both full-time faculty and experienced industry professionals and includes both human resources and business administration courses in its curriculum as the HR professionals of tomorrow need to be able to effectively communicate with their colleagues in functional areas such as finance, marketing and accounting in order to best understand their human resource needs and translate them into action.  More than 85 percent of our Master of Arts in Human Resources students accept a full-time position within three months of graduation. Our graduates earn an average starting salary in excess of $62,000 and are hired by many of the country’s most respected companies such as General Electic, PNC Financial Services and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. What You'll Learn You will take courses that encompass a solid management curriculum. Courses in Compensation, Benefits, Negotiation, Employment Law, HR Analytics, and more are taught by a mix of full-time faculty from the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business and experienced professionals from organizations in the region. [-]

Master of Arts in History

Millersville University
Campus September 2017 USA Millersville

Presidential impeachment, gun control, racial divisions, the role of ethnic minorities in our society - these and all of the critical debates of our time can be understood only in the context of history. [+]

Master of Arts in History

Presidential impeachment, gun control, racial divisions, the role of ethnic minorities in our society - these and all of the critical debates of our time can be understood only in the context of history.

Knowledge of the past helps us to gain a perspective on the issues of the present and of the future; knowledge of the roots of their culture helps citizens to engage the issues of today so that they may shape tomorrow.

The study of history promotes continuity with our past; encourages understanding of social, political, and economic institutions; and provides insight into our cultural heritage.... [-]


Master of Arts in Intelligence

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. [+]

Program Objectives This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. Similarities and differences with intelligence inside the US will also be included. The program will also focus on the interdependence of the symbiotic relationships between the elements of intelligence and interrelationships with other national security practitioners at many levels of policymaking and implementation – from grand strategy formulation to enhancing military strength and guile as in Information Operations. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft and culture of the elements of intelligence and evaluate the profession of each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges, identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence, and lessons learned about how intelligence as both an input into policy and as an instrument of policy may be able to advance US interests globally and regionally. Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Full Sail University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Winter Park

Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for independent [+]

Best MA Programs in the USA 2017. Film Production Graduate Degree Students receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking, working in teams to complete real films, while focusing on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles. Course Highlights: Filmmaking Concepts and Practices Experimental Filmmaking Script Production Visual Storytelling Techniques Directing Talent Business of Film Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for independent filmmakers, but the core elements of a compelling film remain the same. In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, you’ll receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking, working in teams to complete real films. Your educational experience centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the techniques and business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences. Your courses and projects will help you understand what makes a film successful from both artistic and marketability perspectives. Through project-based course content that’s aligned with the real-world film production cycle, you’ll learn how to assess the dramatic and commercial viability of a film script, develop the necessary planning required for film production, manage talent and produce a film, and understand the legal and business considerations of filmmaking. You’ll develop advanced filmmaking skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities – including a Hollywood-style backlot – and get familiar with industry equipment, software and technology. This will... [-]

Masters in International Education Management

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Monterey

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. [+]

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. Our International Education Master's Program The growth of study abroad and international education programs in the past ten years has fueled the demand for professionals with advanced training. Increasingly a master's degree is required for entry level positions in the field. Our three-semester International Education Management program includes two semesters at our Monterey, CA campus followed by a 4-6 month professional practicum in the U.S. or abroad. Through our curriculum, students gain a wide variety of knowledge and skills related to program management, higher education administration, student services and affairs, and intercultural communication. They also study a language of their choice. Practica & Professional Experience Our students gain professional experience through the required international education practicum. They work with study abroad programs, colleges and universities, youth exchange programs, ESL or language programs, and government agencies around the world. Through a partnership with Middlebury Schools Abroad, our students can assist in running study abroad programs in Russia, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, France, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, China, Japan, Chile, Mexico, and Israel. International Education Careers We prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge to pursue international education careers across multiple sectors of the international education field, including managing study abroad programs, providing student services in ESL and intensive language programs, offering international student services, and serving in government programs such as Fulbright and Education USA. [-]

Curriculum and Instruction

University of the Pacific
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Stockton

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is suited for prospective students who may already have a teaching credential or equivalent professional preparation. [+]

Best MA Programs in the USA 2017. Gladys L. Benerd School of Education Since opening in 1923, the Benerd School of Education has offered quality training for teachers of all levels and skills. Whether you are a recent high-school graduate or an adult who is looking for a career change, the Benerd School of Education has a program for you. Benerd offers a traditional college environment as well as classes designed for those who are working full-time and are exploring their life options. At the undergraduate level, programs prepare classroom teachers and special educators. At the graduate level, programs prepare instructional specialists, school psychologists, supervisors, principals, superintendents, central office personnel and leaders in higher education, non-profit and other organizations. Whether you wish to get a teaching credential, get a master's specialized in a specific area or want to become a school psychologist or top-level administrator, Benerd has choices for you. Curriculum & Instruction The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is suited for prospective students who may already have a teaching credential or equivalent professional preparation. The M.A. degree helps students develop expertise in planning, organizing, managing, evaluating, and improving school programs through curriculum development, staff development, and research. The program helps students develop and extend their knowledge gained from advanced study in curriculum and instruction. Concentrations Curriculum and Instruction Teaching (Credential Option) The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is suited for undergraduates who continue at the University of the Pacific after the bachelor's... [-]

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Corban University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrolment USA Salem + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree is designed to give you an interdisciplinary approach to ministry by utilizing classes from Corban University’s graduate programs in business, education and divinity. Vocational ministry often requires you to be equipped in areas besides ministry. You may often be required to balance budgets, recruit volunteers, counsel team members, develop curriculum, manage events or communicate with a variety of people from all ages and walks of life. This degree prepares you for the variety of roles your ministry demands. [+]

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree is designed to give you an interdisciplinary approach to ministry by utilizing classes from Corban University’s graduate programs in business, education and divinity. Vocational ministry often requires you to be equipped in areas besides ministry. You may often be required to balance budgets, recruit volunteers, counsel team members, develop curriculum, manage events or communicate with a variety of people from all ages and walks of life. This degree prepares you for the variety of roles your ministry demands. Not everyone in ministry is called to be a senior pastor; some are called to be community leaders, teachers, directors, non-profit organizers, or youth leaders. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership provides seminary training with a strong theological base and three versatile concentrations allowing you to tailor your degree to your ministry’s needs. Whether you are looking for a face-to-face experience or need to work your classes into an inflexible schedule, Corban has created both online and on-campus classroom environments to provide the highest quality education in a format flexible enough to meet your needs. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is available both online and on campus. Choose to take credits full-time or part-time, online or on-campus; build your program to fit your education into your schedule and your ministry. Sample Courses Interpreting Scripture Servant Leadership Building Community Partners Understanding Generations Leadership Theories Theology Spiritual Formation: Concentration courses such as Building a Christ-Centered Home, Counseling in Ministry, and Teaching Scripture encourage... [-]

Master of Arts in Economics

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

Economics at Roosevelt University goes beyond the conventional economics that is taught at most universities in the United States and presents students with economic analysis. [+]

Best MA Programs in the USA 2017. Economics, MA Offered in: CHICAGO Economics at Roosevelt University goes beyond the conventional economics that is taught at most universities in the United States and presents students with economic analysis from the perspective of alternative schools of thought. Roosevelt is one of the few universities in the United States where students can study economics from Heterodox points of view, in addition to mainstream Neoclassical and Keynesian points of view. Pluralism, heterodoxy, intellectual tolerance and diversity of thought and method form the context for the goals of the Economics Department. We do not seek to replace one orthodoxy with another but rather to encourage our students to view economics as an evolving discipline that can help them make sense of the world around them. We seek to provide a series of lenses and analytical skills with which they can critically examine political, social and economic issues, weigh evidence, ask questions, develop their intellectual curiosity and appreciate diversity of thought. The graduate curriculum of the Economics Department is closely aligned with the mission of the university to educate socially conscious citizens and leaders. Economics as taught at Roosevelt includes the study of income distribution, globalization, caring labor, wages and working conditions, equity, social justice, and democratic economic planning, all of which are an integral part of developing a consciousness of social justice, economic abundance, and individual liberty appropriate to the 21st century. Master's degree students from Roosevelt typically pursue careers in research, teaching, government service,... [-]