Master Programs in USA

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The United States is a country that combines diverse geography and culture with a reputation for academic excellence, making it a leading destination for students pursuing master’s degrees. It's a melting pot of ethnicities, nationalities, races, classes, and opinions, and with a large number of foreign students enrolled in masters degree programs all over the country, the USA is a wonderful place to further your education. No matter what program of study interests you, you’re sure to find something to meet your needs. The USA is particularly well-known for a large number of non-traditional options for pursuing a master’s degree, such as part-time studies, online programs, and distance learning options.

The US higher education system uses the traditional three tiers – bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. Although most master’s degrees fall into the category of Master of Arts, Master of Science, or Master of Business Administration, many specialty degrees exist as well.

Admission to a master’s program varies widely. Some programs will accept students with as little as an application and transcript, while other programs require letters of recommendation and exams such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Non-native English speakers may also be required to demonstrate English proficiency via an accredited English language test like TOEFL. Be sure to check the specific requirements for each school and plan ahead to take exams if needed.

Tuition and fees vary widely for different programs depending upon the type of school (public or private), program of study, and the student’s state of residence or nationality. Students who are US citizens and residents of a specific state will receive the lowest tuition rates for public institutions in that state (in-state tuition). US citizens who are residents of another state and international students will pay the highest rates (out-of-state tuition). Typical in-state tuition is about $12,000 per year, while out-of-state tuition is about $30,000. Private schools also typically charge around $30,000 per year. However, scholarships, grants and loans are widely available to help defray costs. Master’s programs are usually one to two years long and most combine coursework with a research project. Some technical master’s programs require a research thesis that must be publically defended.

More than 750,000 international students attend universities and other higher education institutes in USA each year. In addition to offering high quality master’s degrees in virtually every subject imaginable, studying in USA also offers cultural opportunities and provides non-native English-speaking students with additional language experience.

Whether students want to remain in USA when they complete their studies or look for opportunities in other countries, they will find that employers understand the value of a master’s degree from a US school. Those wanting to remain in USA will find many employment opportunities in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, banking, software and education.

Take the first step now towards a masters degree in USA your new education adventure by browsing the programs below. Search on specific criteria if you already know what you want, and contact specific universities to receive additional information.

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Master of International Business (MIB)

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Boston

Based on our award-winning MBA curriculum, Hult’s one-year Master of International Business program will help you gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy. [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. Gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy with our Master of International Business program. Based on our award-winning MBA curriculum, Hult’s one-year Master of International Business program will help you gain a global perspective of finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy. Locations Start your Master of International Business in Boston, San Francisco, London, or Dubai, then choose to explore any other two campuses as part of Hult's unique Global Campus Rotation. Your Master of International Business at a glance Who is this program for? Candidates who have recently graduated from university or college, as well as individuals with up to three years of work experience who want to gain a broad understanding in all areas of international business. What you’ll learn By the end of the Master of International Business program, you will have developed a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts of global business. In addition, specializations will allow you to tailor the program to your individual and professional goals. There are six specializations to choose from—marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, project management, family business, and business analytics. Why Hult? Only Hult enables you to combine your studies with immersive learning in up to three world-class cities with Global Campus Rotation. Plus, throughout your core studies, Hult takes you out of the classroom to help you learn the basics of strategy, management, and finance through experience. See classroom theories brought to life through on-site visits to companies, compete in complex computer-based simulations as the head of a new enterprise in a virtual marketplace, and learn from professors who themselves have years of business experience. Curriculum Based on Hult’s award-winning MBA curriculum, students benefit from a unique combination of business knowledge, professional skills development, and practical experience. Immersion Your Master degree program begins with a three-week Immersion. Immersion is the first course in all our Master degree programs and lays the foundations for a successful year. It is a combination of learning academic fundamentals, teamwork, and forging a sense of community among classmates.You will also have the opportunity to orientate yourself to life at Hult and your new home city. The Immersion course prepares you to develop into well-rounded business professionals over the duration of your program and provides the knowledge and skills required to apply a competency-based approach to leadership development. You'll end the course with a capstone simulation which introduces you to complex, integrated high-level business problems in a true-to-life team format. You'll develop and execute a corporate growth strategy, managing all functional areas of a business. Core courses For your first three modules, your core courses will focus on the basics of business theory—taught from a global perspective. You will then choose from six specializations to tailor your final two modules to your individual interests and career goals: marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, project management, family business, and business analytics. Accounting International Marketing Global Economics Leadership Skills Capstone Simulation Financial Management Operations Management Global Strategy Hult Business Challenge Specializations Customize your Master program with specializations that allow you to tailor the program content to your personal and professional goals. In your final two modules, you can choose four elective courses from a wide range of topics. To be awarded a specialization, you must complete three of your four electives in your chosen specialization. Marketing Finance Entrepreneurship Project Management Family Business Business Analytics Practical application: Simulations & The Hult Business Challenge Applying business theory in realistic scenarios is central to all aspects of the Hult curriculum. Classes are enriched with practical application at every opportunity and skills are put to the test with both virtual and real-world projects. Career development Navigating an international job search requires an individual approach. At Hult, we are experts in international student placement and work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy. Career Fast Track The earlier you start your job search, the greater your chance of success. Our Career Fast Track program enables you to have everything in place so you can start applying for jobs as soon as you arrive on campus. Before you start your program at Hult, you'll have access to software that gives you a line-by-line resume review, webinars on resume writing, global market employment trends, and creating a targeted job-search strategy. So when you arrive on campus you can concentrate on your studies, networking opportunities, and begin your job search straight away. Line-by-line resume reviews Webinars on global employment trends, personalizing your job search, and how to get your resume to a globally competitive standard Interactive sessions with expert Careers Advisors Personalized support We work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy and give you the tools to execute it. Coaching Throughout your program, you'll attend workshops and coaching sessions to equip you with essential knowledge and skills in areas like LinkedIn optimisation, personal branding, negotiations, interview preparation, and job search strategy. Advice You'll be assigned a personal Careers Advisor who will work with you one-on-one to help you position yourself to enter your target location and industry. They can advise you on everything from visas to job applications and long-term career paths. You also have the opportunity to have an alumni mentor. Events There is a packed schedule of career events that bring companies on to campus to present, network, and recruit, as well as alumni mixers, expert guest speakers, and career open house events. Post-graduation Your career development doesn't stop when you graduate and neither does Hult's support. Constantly stay connected Your alumni network is one of your biggest assets, Hult Connect is an online portal that allows you to link with the 16,000 Hult alumni working in every major industry in every corner of the world. You'll also have access to our global job board so you can continue take advantage of our relationship with the world's top employers seeking talent. Hult's Alumni Mentorship Program provides you with an opportunity to be a part of coaching the next generation of leaders coming out of Hult. Hult Connect, the online portal for our 16,000+ alumni network Alumni Mentorship Program Global job board and networking events Lifelong education Change never stops, so your business learning shouldn’t either. We empower you to stay up-to-date with emerging trends by taking a complimentary elective each year for the rest of your life. One elective a year, on us. Most careers span decades and critical skills can change as you progress in seniority. The rapid pace of change also means future critical business knowledge might have simply been impossible to learn during your program. Before 2004 there was no Facebook or YouTube; neither the iPhone nor Airbnb existed prior to 2007; and yet understanding the impact of these innovations is critical for business success today. At Hult, you can refresh a skillset or get up to speed in a new business trend by enrolling in one elective a year at any of our global campuses. There’s a small registration fee, but the course is otherwise free of charge. Executive education options for life. Instead of studying an elective, every year Hult alumni can enroll in a range of leadership Summer Executive Education Programs at our historic Ashridge Estate campus in Berkhamsted, U.K. Courses feature a range of leadership and development programs, and are taught by experts with practical, theoretical, and commercial experience. There’s a small registration fee, but courses otherwise cost over $10,000 so the savings over time for Hult alumni are significant. Admissions & fees Hult takes a holistic approach to reviewing your application. In addition to academic achievement, we look for cultural awareness, leadership potential, and a drive to succeed. The option to earn a second Master degree in a further six months of accelerated study at our U.S. campuses Hult’s ambitious curriculum allows you to earn a one-year Master of International Business degree and a second Master degree in only 18 months.That means you can earn two degrees in the time it would take to complete one program at many traditional business schools. [-]

Master of Information Systems Management

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the role technology plays in achieving organizational goals and strategies? Walden University’s Master of Information Systems Management is designed [+]

Prepare for senior-level information systems and technology leadership positions in wide range of corporate, government, education, and nonprofit settings. Combining management coursework and advanced IT training, Walden’s Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program prepares you to: Evaluate, design, and manage the information systems critical to today’s businesses. Lead cross-functional teams and IT initiatives to meet key organizational objectives. Advance to positions of leadership. Designed to build your IT career quickly and affordably, this program also allows you to earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing your first four courses.* As a Walden student, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. *To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6140, and ISYS 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost. [-]

Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

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

Integrating technological insights and groundbreaking research, the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program redefines what constitutes teaching by exploring the way people learn. Educators are transformed into master teachers, ready to connect with today’s diverse learners. [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. Integrating technological insights and groundbreaking research, the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program redefines what constitutes teaching by exploring the way people learn. Educators are transformed into master teachers, ready to connect with today’s diverse learners. Benefit from our: Innovative Curriculum: Designed by leaders in education in partnership with representatives from leading companies in the technology industry. Applied Learning Experience: Goes beyond theory to help you discover new ways to educate and inspire your students. [-]

Master of Science in Applied Psychology

Sacred Heart University Online
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Fairfield

Step up as an agent of positive change with an MSAP from Sacred Heart University. We believe that success in a variety of industries and career fields begins with a fundamental understanding of people and their behavior. [+]

We believe that success in a variety of industries and career fields begins with a fundamental understanding of people and their behavior. So many industries, community service and non-profit organizations in the world today need applied psychology leaders. Step up as an agent of positive change with an MSAP from Sacred Heart University. Our MSAP is a uniquely versatile credential offering two concentrations as well as a general track. Built on a research-driven core, our MSAP is taught in small, highly interactive online classes by an award-winning faculty. A bachelor’s in psychology is not required, and students may select from three different capstone completion options. Your desire to understand human behavior in order to help others grow and succeed is sure to take your career to great new places. Three concentrations: Industrial-Organizational Psychology Apply psychology in the workplace with the Industrial and Organizational concentration. It will open opportunities in industrial human resources to help companies improve workforce satisfaction and productivity. By studying personnel management, organizational behavior, performance assessment, and employee development, you will gain skills and experience that can be applied to a variety of industries. Community Psychology The Community Psychology specialization is designed to help you apply psychology theory to groups on a macro level in the expanding public and non-profit sectors. Learn how psychology is applied to the care of individuals and the general public and work as a change agent for the greater good. Help to put societal systems into place that focus on preventative measures for groups of the population. General Track Choose four electives that reflect your personal and career interests. Your MSAP degree will be instantly recognized whatever career path you choose. Sacred Heart has been consistently ranked among the top masters colleges in the country. Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon. [-]

Online Master in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Creighton University Online
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 24 months September 2016 USA Omaha

Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. Creighton University’s Online Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution develops strong leaders across a variety of industries that can systematically break down problems, mediate different points of view, and collaborate towards innovative solutions. The program is offered by the Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law, ranked by The Princeton Review in its Best 169 Law Schools (2015). Concentrations Organizational Collaboration and Conflict Management International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Health Care Collaboration and Dispute Resolution The flexible program enables students to complete their degree completely online in 18-24 months. The program also includes two 5-day residencies at Creighton’s campus in Omaha, Nebraska giving students an opportunity to practice their skills in role-playing simulations and group exercises. Students also complete a practicum experience in a professional or organizational setting that you choose. Partnership with Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Creighton students and recent graduates receive ACR membership for $50 per year, a tuition break of $200 per semester, as well as other discounts towards publications and conferences. [-]

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) at the University of San Francisco is focused on building expertise in investment analysis and management. [+]

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise in quantitative financial analysis and economics. Gain sophisticated training in the areas deemed crucial by the investment management profession as embodied in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This graduate program integrates the quantitative training required by the financial profession with solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions. Details Select from 2 program formats: - 18-month full-time program that includes a faculty-led practicum or Wall Street/SEC immersion program - 22-month part-time program designed for working professionals Preparation for the CFA exams Access to Bloomberg Terminals Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Offered at USF's San Francisco Downtown Campus (fall and spring semesters) Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide Entry Requirements - Official Transcript(s) – Upload copies of transcripts from each accredited college or university attended to the online application. If admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. - Required Foundation Courses – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Probability and Statistics, Calculus courses, and knowledge of spreadsheet applications. - Résumé – Submit a current résumé demonstrating relevant work experience. Professional MSFA applicants must have a minimum of two years of full-time, post-undergraduate professional experience. - Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from a college professor who is well acquainted with their academic capability. Professional MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from a professional contact. - Statement of Purpose or Essay – A 500 to 1000 word essay about yourself, your background, and your short- and long-term professional goals is required. Please be sure to address why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco. You may also want to include information about your family and personal interests. - GMAT/GRE – A GMAT or GRE score is required for the MSFA program (a GMAT or GRE score is not required for the Professional MSFA program). Upload a copy of your score report to the online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF from ETS (GRE) or GMAC (GMAT). The USF school code for the GRE is 4850. The USF code for the GMAT is 91M-7L-93. - English Proficiency – All applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score. Any applicant who has completed two or more years of a degree program at a higher education institution in the U.S.A., or any of the exempt countries (contact us for more information), is waived of this requirement. Participation in the USF School of Management United States Business Communication and Culture program (USBCC) may be required of any applicant at the discretion of the Admission Committee. [-]

Master in Nonprofit Administration

The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
Campus Part time 14 - 50 months September 2016 USA Notre Dame

The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree in the Mendoza College of Business delivers an education that in 2011 was ranked 4th in ethics by the Aspen Institute-Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Our program, which draws students from an array of undergraduate majors and varied work backgrounds, is designed for individuals with at least two years of post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience, and we strongly encourage an... [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. Master in Nonprofit Administration The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree in the Mendoza College of Business delivers an education that in 2011 was ranked 4th in ethics by the Aspen Institute-Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Our program, which draws students from an array of undergraduate majors and varied work backgrounds, is designed for individuals with at least two years of post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience, and we strongly encourage an interview for entrance into the program. Giving business professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in our close-knit community and to better serve the nonprofit sector without leaving their current jobs, the MNA degree features on-site summer courses as well as fall and spring e-learning courses. The total time commitment on campus is 10 weeks over a two to four summer timeframe. During the first summer, four weeks of core courses are taken; during subsequent summers, courses are taken in two-week blocks. Distance learning courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. The degree includes 42 credit hours (30 core credits, 9 elective credits, and 3 credits for the field project) in a core curriculum that includes the fundamentals of managing or leading nonprofit organizations – from small community-based initiatives to large national organizations – and the exploration of critical strategic issues facing nonprofit leaders today. Classes range from economics and human resource management to ethics, marketing and board development. In addition to the core curriculum, students have many elective choices to customize their educational experience. These include leadership, investment, entrepreneurship, tax policy, and e-commerce. For the individual seeking career development, whether in a nonprofit, government, social service, or advocacy organization, Notre Dame blends a world renowned tradition of academic excellence with a deep commitment to positive change in a program that allows degree completion in 14-50 months. Core courses Accounting for the NFP Board Relations & Management Decision Analysis & Statistics Economics of NFP Enterprises Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations Field Project Financial Management Human Resource Management Legal Environment Management Communication Marketing for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Planning & Policy Admissions The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) program in the Mendoza College of Business welcomes qualified applicants who possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The following items are required for a complete application: The Notre Dame MNA Program now offers qualified applicants the opportunity to apply for a GRE waiver. A completed application form Official TOEFL or PTE Academic score report (international students only) A non-refundable application fee in the amount of $60.00, made payable to the University of Notre Dame Official academic transcripts A personal essay Two completed recommendation forms A current resume Official GRE* scores (code 0883) Though not required, we strongly encourage a personal interview with our program manager *Note: Effective Aug. 1, 2011, the official GRE test will be revised. However, scores from GRE tests taken prior to Aug. 1, 2011 will be accepted during the yearlong rollout phase of the new exam. All GRE test scores are valid for five years from the date taken. [-]

Master of Finance

Rady School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 USA La Jolla Shores

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately [+]

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. Students learn cutting-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates are equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry. Admissions The Rady School seeks applicants for the Master of Finance program who have exceptional quantitative skills, strong interest in the analytical foundations of finance and of risk management, and a desire to have an impact in the financial sector. The following criteria will be considered for admission: - Post-university work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended, but not required. - Experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, S-Plus). - A strong quantitative background including coursework in subjects such as linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis or advanced statistics and probability. - Experience with mathematical tools (Examples: MatLab, or Mathematica). Career Finance professionals skilled at producing forecasts of business, industry and economic conditions and financial risk management are in demand in investment institutions across the globe. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects the risk management field within business to grow at an average rate of 13 percent over the next decade. Longer term career paths may include, but are not limited to, chief risk officer, chief finance officer, risk managers, and as the head of risk management in banks and investment banks, stock exchanges, asset management companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, large corporations, credit rating agencies and regulators. Master of Finance students receive career support from Career Connections. Through personal coaching, an array of programs and resources and a commitment to creating access to opportunities, Career Connections enhances your potential for success. Click here for a virtual tour of our campus. [-]

Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

Towson University - College of Business & Economics
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Towson

The Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services Why earn an Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services? Take your career to a new level in one of the fastest growing fields with an M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services, a program offered jointly by Towson University and the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Students who enroll in the program have the opportunity to earn a degree from and be alumnus/na of both institutions. Students may take courses at Towson, UB, or online. The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in accounting from another institution, the additional specialized accounting course work will count toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Maryland and many other states. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields are eligible for the program but must complete additional preparatory course work. B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program If you are a Towson University undergraduate accounting student, you may be eligible to enroll in the B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program. This 5-year program allows you to not only earn the additional 30 credits to sit for the CPA exam but you will be eligible to earn a master’s degree at the same time. It is the only AACSB accelerated program of its kind offered in Maryland. Accounting majors with a GPA of 3.0 who have scored at least a 400 on the GMAT exam may apply to the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program in their junior year. Career Opportunities Graduates find positions as auditors, management accountants, consultants, internal auditors and other high-level roles in the public and private sector. Networking Through meetings with outside speakers, service activities and social activities, Beta Alpha Psi gives you plenty of opportunities to interact with business professionals and assists you in making the right decisions about your career. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. A Targeted Approach Depending on your academic interests and professional goals, you can tailor the program to fit your needs through a balance of foundational course work and electives. After gaining a solid foundation in accounting and financial management, you can focus in either applied information technology through Towson University or management information systems through University of Baltimore. Convenient late afternoon, evening and summer courses are offered. Learn from Experts Through the joint program, you will have access to talented, diverse and highly experienced faculty from Towson and UB. Faculty members work closely with students to plan a specialized course of study. Learn more about the faculty at Towson and UB. Admission Requirements The minimum requirements for admission to the joint graduate program in Accounting and Business Advisory Services at Towson University and the University of Baltimore are a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* and a 3.00 minimum undergraduate GPA. (Students not meeting the GPA standard will be considered on an individual basis for a conditional admittance.) Admission to the program will be based on undergraduate academic performance and scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both schools will use the same admission standards. Degree Requirements Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the undergraduate degree of which a minimum of 18 units should be in 600-level courses or above designed primarily for graduate students. (This is an AACSB requirement.) Students may take courses at either institution, but must take a minimum of 12 units sponsored by each institution out of the total 30-unit program. [-]

Master of Legal Studies at Washington University School of Law

Washington University School of Law
Online Full time September 2016 USA Saint Louis

The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system and develops practical skill sets used by attorneys – debate, analytical thinking, legal writing, and more. [+]

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The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system and develops practical skill sets used by attorneys – debate, analytical thinking, legal writing, and more. Designed for non-lawyers, the degree provides students with the legal acumen needed to advance their careers in a wide variety of professions – from business to health care. Delivered entirely online through @WashULaw, the program blends live, face-to-face classes with self-paced coursework that is designed and taught by Washington University School of Law faculty. Graduates of the online Master of Legal Studies program receive the same degree as on-campus candidates, participate in graduation, and join the global Washington University School of Law alumni network. Program Benefits: Academically rigorous curriculum designed and delivered by Washington University School of Law faculty. Students must meet the same selective admissions standards as students in the on-campus program. Live, online classes allow students to network with classmates around the world in an intimate, collaborative environment. Students benefit from dedicated student support from matriculation through graduation, including Washington University School of Law's global alumni network. Real-world application of course content through an optional one-week immersion in St. Louis, MO where students observe live court hearings, tour legal landmarks and network in-person with peers professors. [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling

Argosy University Sarasota, College of Education
Campus Full time 34 months USA Sarasota

The Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling degree program at Argosy University, Sarasota is designed to prepare students to become school counselors who are qualified to help guide students through the primary and secondary education systems. [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. Are you searching for Sarasota school counseling programs? The Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling degree program at Argosy University, Sarasota is designed to prepare students to become school counselors who are qualified to help guide students through the primary and secondary education systems. The completion of the program will permit students to request a transcript review by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) for certification as school counselors in the State of Florida, pending the successful completion of other requirements. Course List Core Course Requirements Students Are Required to Take the Following 13 core courses (39 credit hours). Principles of Education and Classroom Management (3 credit hours) Human Growth and Development (3 credit hours) Foundations of School Counseling (3 credit hours) Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors (3 credit hours) Counseling Theories and Practice (3 credit hours) Counseling Skills and Techniques (3 credit hours) School Counselors as Consultants (3 credit hours) Assessment and Evaluation (3 credit hours) Career and Lifestyle Development (3 credit hours) Research and Evaluation in Counseling (3 credit hours) Group Theories and Practice (3 credit hours) Social and Cultural Competencies for Counselors (3 credit hours) Counseling At-Risk Students (3 credit hours) Elective Requirements Students enrolled in the MA in School Counseling degree program are required to take one elective course selected with advisor approval (3 credit hours). Practicum Requirements Students enrolled in the MA in School Counseling degree program are required to complete one semester of Practicum (3 credit hours). School Counseling Practicum (3 credit hours) Internship Requirements Students enrolled in the MA in School Counseling degree program are required to complete the Following during two semesters of Internship (6 credit hours). School Counseling Internship I (3 credit hours) School Counseling Internship II (3 credit hours) Admissions Requirements A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) during the last two years of undergraduate work and any subsequent study Demonstrate mastery of General Knowledge by any one of the following: Achievement of a passing score on the Florida General Knowledge Test, Achievement of a passing score on the Florida College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) earned prior to July 1, 2002, A valid standard teaching certificate issued by a US state or territory, A valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, or Completion of two (2) semesters of full-time college teaching experience A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy." A minimum of 3 credits of ESL/ESOL coursework* Evidence of a criminal background or fingerprint check Interview with Program Admissions Committee and recommendation for admittance A Writing Sample submitted with the program application Note If a student does not have an ESOL endorsement and coursework in the teaching of reading and math, the student must take and pass the following additional prerequisite courses in areas of deficiency within 4 terms of matriculation into the program: E6007 - Foundations of Reading E6320 - Introduction to ESOL Apply Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the Argosy University, Sarasota master’s in School Counseling degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information. [-]

Master of Laws in Indigenous Peoples Law

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 USA Norman + 1 more

Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples [+]

Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. Given their presence and the history of the region, Indian law affects virtually all areas of legal practice, making it a vibrant and growing field. The LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples law can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. The University of Oklahoma - College of Law - LL.M. The John B. Turner LL.M. Program offers a unique combination of courses, available only at OU, and allows students to choose from three specializations: energy and natural resources, indigenous peoples law, or US Legal Studies (for foreign-educated lawyers). OU Law provides LL.M. students outstanding opportunities such as studying in the classroom with world class faculty and juris doctor students and attending guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities. LL.M. students may also receive credit for related courses offered by other OU departments. Legendary professors including Richard Hemingway, Drew Kershen, Peter Krug, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick and Rennard Strickland have made the OU Law a national leader in energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Monica Erhman, joining the faculty Fall 2013 (Energy Law), Taiawagi Helton (environmental law and Indian natural resources law), Joyce Palomar (land tenure security law, real estate development law, and land use law), Lindsay Robertson (Indian law, indigenous peoples law, human rights law) and Murray Tabb (environmental law). In addition, the College is fortunate to have several distinguished adjunct and visiting professors who teach highly specialized classes in this program area. Entry Requirements To qualify for admission to the John B. Turner LL.M. program, applicants must have earned their first law degree — LL.B., J.D., or equivalent. Admission is highly selective, and those admitted must have excellent law school records, strong letters of recommendation, proficiency in English and leadership potential. Although not required, some work or research experience following completion of the first law degree is preferred. Language This program does not require the LSAT exam; however, students must be proficient in the English language. International students whose primary language is not English must submit satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam (TOEFL). Residency International applicants must submit a clear copy of the biographic page and expiration date of their passport. If a spouse or dependents will accompany the applicant to OU, clear copies of their passport biographic pages and expiration dates must also be submitted, along with marriage and birth certificate(s), as applicable, to verify family relationships. If the applicant is currently residing in the U.S., a copy of the page from his or her passport showing a current U.S. visa must be submitted. Financial Support Documentation International students must submit financial documentation to verify your financial resources, such as a bank statement(s) less than 90 days old showing the total amount of financial support available. If the bank account is not in the student’s name, include a letter from the account holder verifying that he or she will be supporting the student. If the bank statement does not show the money in U.S. dollars, please include a conversion of the balance in U.S. dollars. If the student is being supported by a government, business or organization, the student must provide a letter less than 90 days old stating the U.S. dollar amount of support. [-]

Online U.S. Law LL.M.

Florida Coastal School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 USA Jacksonville + 1 more

Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) was the first U.S. law school to offer the LL.M. Masters of U.S. Law degree entirely online. Using the latest virtual classroom technology, students can listen to pre-recorded lectures at their convenience. Students also have the opportunity to join distinguished U.S. law professors in live, interactive review sessions. [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) was the first U.S. law school to offer the LL.M. Masters of U.S. Law degree entirely online. Using the latest virtual classroom technology, students can listen to pre-recorded lectures at their convenience. Students also have the opportunity to join distinguished U.S. law professors in live, interactive review sessions. All students have access to the Desire2Learn online learning management platform, where they can view reading materials, take practice quizzes, watch podcasts, and interact with their professors and classmates in discussion boards. Upon enrollment, students are provided with access to premier online legal research databases, including LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, as well as the Coastal Law Library electronic database. LL.M. students are also able to join student organizations and participate in on-campus student and alumni events, including networking activities and law symposia. They are invited to participate in the annual Florida Coastal School of Law graduation ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida each May. Although we welcome the opportunity for our U.S. Law LL.M. students to visit our campus, they are not required to do so. Unlike other U.S. Law LL.M. programs, Coastal Law does not require students to leave their jobs and families for a year to come to the U.S. Instead, Coastal Law offers a high quality legal education that is available to students who live anywhere in the world. All students need is a computer, an Internet connection, and the desire to advance in their careers with a U.S. law degree. Program Courses: Coastal Law’s J.D. program is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the online U.S. Law LL.M. program has the acquiescence of the ABA. The twenty-six credit hour program typically takes one year to complete and provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. law, enhancing the ability of students to meet the academic qualifications required to take a U.S. bar exam. The courses and the program are designed, specifically, for foreign-educated attorneys and take into consideration that most of the U.S. Law LL.M. students are not native English speakers. The program covers core academic subjects commonly tested on U.S. bar exams, including Constitutional Law; Civil Procedure; Evidence; Contracts and Sales; Criminal Law and Procedure; Real Property; Professional Responsibility; Business Organizations; Torts; Wills, Trusts and Successions; and Legal Analysis, Reasoning and Communication. Coastal Law’s U.S. Law LL.M. curriculum meets the requirements for both the California and Washington State Bar exams. Additionally, students may take two credit hours of electives from our online LL.M. Program in Logistics and Transportation. These electives include courses in International Business Transactions, Immigration Law, Customs Law, etc. There are three semesters each year in the U.S. Law LL.M. program, Fall, Spring and Summer. Students may begin the program in any of these three semesters. Coastal Law accepts applications to the U.S. Law LL.M. program on a rolling basis. Program Faculty Members: The faculty of the U.S. Law LL.M. program consists of a distinguished group of law professors from Coastal Law and other ABA accredited law schools. These professors are leading scholars in their fields, and many are also former practitioners who bring the combination of practical experience and legal scholarship into the online classroom setting. Our professors enjoy interacting with their students and sharing their experience and knowledge of U.S. Law. All of our U.S. Law LL.M. professors have completed training in online teaching and have substantial experience teaching in an online setting. Tuition: Tuition for the program is $765 per credit hour for a total cost of $19,890. Tuition for non-degree seeking students is $1,300 per credit hour. This is a fraction of the cost of other LL.M. programs in the U.S. Students can pay for the program as they go along each semester. Reading materials are included in the cost of tuition and there are no additional student fees or costs. Admissions Qualifications: To qualify for admission to the U.S. Law LL.M. program, applicants must have obtained their first degree in law from a country outside of the U.S. Admission to the program is based upon a number of factors, including academic performance, work experience, and the applicant’s personal statement. Applicants should apply through the Apply Online page of Coastal Law’s LLM website. Three items are needed for Coastal Law to review an application: the electronic application (with a personal statement and resume attached to it), an official transcript submitted for evaluation to a California Bar-approved evaluation service (such as A2Z Evaluations) and, with some exceptions, a TOEFL or IELTS score. The U.S. Law LL.M. program does not require letters of recommendation or any additional documents. Contact: Please contact Associate Dean of Strategy and Innovation, Margaret Ioannides at mioannides@fcsl.edu or at 904-256-1158 if you have any questions about the program. She will be able to respond to your questions in English, Spanish, or Greek. You may also contact LL.M. Admissions Counselor, Margaret Ioannides at m.ioannides@fcsl.edu or +1.904.256.1268. Anybody requiring assistance in Spanish may also contact Academics Director-Non J.D. Programs, Ana Rexach at arexach@fcsl.edu or at (904) 256-1225. Florida Coastal School of Law, LL.M. (Master of U.S. Laws) https://fcsl.edu/us-law-llm 8787 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 [-]

Online Master of Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Online Full time 1 year October 2016 USA San Diego

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [+]

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [-]

Master of Divinity

Naropa University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2016 USA Boulder + 1 more

The Master of Divinity degree at Naropa University is the professional applied Religious Studies degree designed to prepare you for pastoral work, chaplaincy, social service professions, and community engagement, using wisdom gleaned from Buddhist traditions. [+]

Masters in USA 2016/2017. What if you could prepare your heart and soul to minister to others in a Buddhist-inspired environment? The Master of Divinity degree at Naropa University is the professional applied Religious Studies degree designed to prepare you for pastoral work, chaplaincy, social service professions, and community engagement, using wisdom gleaned from Buddhist traditions. Taught in Naropa's Buddhist-inspired context, the MDiv program will expose you to Buddhist teachings and contemplative practices while also emphasizing an interfaith approach to pastoral practice. (You don't need to be a practicing Buddhist to flourish in the program, but we encourage a strong interest and curiosity in Buddhism.) Applied learning in the program connects our students to professional disciplines and contexts. Students may elect to complete either a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) internship in healthcare settings, or to do Field Education in a variety of ministry, social service, and prison settings. These opportunities, based on your interests will give you the opportunity to integrate the intellectual, contemplative, and pastoral skills you have acquired in the program in a real-world context. By asking you to participate in the contemplative work of Tibetan Buddhism, you will ready yourself to be of service in the world, developing the awareness, courage, and compassion necessary to serve others, whether they need a celebrant or someone to ease their sorrow. After Naropa The Master of Divinity degree from Naropa allows you to serve as leaders, ministers, and teachers in a variety of pastoral contexts. We have graduates who are serving in healthcare settings and ministers in Buddhist temples as well as interfaith churches. Others have gone on to become professors; chaplains in hospitals and prisons; and leaders in nonprofit and other institutional settings. What Makes us Different? Naropa’s MDiv program emphasizes developing empathy, compassion and resilience within a contemplative context. The program offers a unique and broad whole person approach that will enhance personal and professional goals, whether they be healthcare chaplaincy, prison ministry, or social engagement. Our classes are small and interactive (typically below 20 students), allowing for a richly interactive learning environment, combining nontraditional, reflective elements such as intensive meditation retreats with relevant skill building such as pastoral caregiving and public speaking. Contemplative inquiry permeates our Religious Studies classes that include exploration of a variety of religious traditions including Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Biblical texts, and Jewish mysticism, . Unlike many larger institutions, we provide an atmosphere of open doors, easy access, and approachability a well as a rich culture with dozens of community events, speakers and performances. Degree Highlights Join your contemplative practice with everyday life through immersion in weekend meditation programs that occur every semester. Deepen your contemplative practice by attending a month-long meditation intensive. Take part in small-group Process Labs, which provide emotional and spiritual support throughout your MDiv journey. Choose a service-learning placement as either: A field education internship in a religious institution, NGO, prison or other social service agency; OR A Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervised internship in medical setting that provides on-call duty time as well as personal and theological reflection. Research and write an MDiv thesis that integrates contemplative principles with personal interests and chaplaincy skills. Faculty Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned scholars and practitioners who challenge and inspire students in an intense yet supportive environment. Particular concentrations of academic strength in the MDiv faculty lie in the fields of pastoral care, comparative religion, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. In addition, as part of the school’s commitment to community engagement, faculty have also participated in chaplaincy and palliative care conferences as experts, as well as presented and published widely on mindfulness in education. Dedicated to academic excellence and innovation in contemplative pedagogy, Naropa University has a notable history of hiring rising scholars and welcoming progressive thinkers. Across multiple areas — experience, interest, ethnicity, or gender — the faculty is diverse, ensuring exposure to broad perspectives. MDiv Faculty create an environment of intellectual inquiry, interpersonal and intrapersonal discovery while also providing professional development. Faculty engage students through teaching styles that range from the traditional Socratic method to experiential learning, with a rich array of classroom and field environments. Outside the classroom, they are active community members, give career advice, and provide a supportive environment for the study of pastoral caregiving and ministry. [-]