MA Degrees in Canada

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

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Masters in Administrative Science (MAS)

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver Campus
Campus Full time 30 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Canada 2017. The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is a 30-credit degree to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The program combines both cognitive and affective (interactive) instruction through case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises, and fieldwork that helps to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The MAS educational experience seeks to develop critical administrative competencies in a supportive learning environment in conjunction with specific and clear feedback. Program Highlights A 30-credit program. An opportunity to begin the program at any one of three entry points during the year: September, January, May. Small classes offered and class times will vary. Entry Requirements Graduated from a 4 year bachelor’s degree program or equivalent. Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) in their undergraduate studies. Two (2) letters of recommendation Personal statement of purpose Demonstrate efficiency in communication of the English Language (for international students whose first language is not English). This can be accomplished through one of the following: Achieving a TOEFL iBT 79 or higher Achieving an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher Degree Requirements At least 21 credits must be completed at FDU. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.75 for the current trimester and keep a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Students who receive two or more C grades will be warned, and if evidence of definite improvement in their academic performance does not ensue, they will be put on academic probation or be... [-]

Master of Arts in Economics

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Canada Windsor

The University of Windsor offers a one-year M.A. program in Economics, intended for students with a honours degree in Economics, and a two-year M.A. program in Economics for students with a general degree in Economics or for students with a degree in another discipline and some quantitative training. [+]

The University of Windsor offers a one-year M.A. program in Economics, intended for students with a honours degree in Economics, and a two-year M.A. program in Economics for students with a general degree in Economics or for students with a degree in another discipline and some quantitative training. The M.A. Program in Economics offers a rigorous training that prepares the students for Ph.D. programs and work in the non-academic sectors. Small class sizes give students the opportunity to work closely, in and out of the classroom, with faculty members. You can find graduates from our M.A. program in Ph.D. programs at Rice University, University of Texas, Louisiana State University, University of Alberta, University of Western Ontario, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Guelph University, McMaster University and University of Manitoba, among others. You can also find our graduates in non-academic jobs in the public and private sectors, for instance at J.P. Morgan, Ernst and Young, the Jin Mao Group, Industry Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health. Program Description Usually students in both the M2 and M1 program take 4 courses during the Fall semester (September through December) and 4 courses during Winter semester (January through April). There are no M1 courses during Summer semester (May through August). There are usually no M2 courses during Summer semester but M2 students may choose to write a Major Paper during Summer semester after completing the M2 Fall and Winter courses. Program M2 Masters Candidate Students will successfully complete 8 courses in order to... [-]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology

Kingswood University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Sussex

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology (MAPT) is a streamlined 36-hour master’s degree that integrates scripture and biblical theology into the practices of pastoral leadership. This degree focuses on how theology forms and informs our practice of worship, evangelism, discipleship, and our ideas regarding the nature of the church, and spiritual formation. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Canada 2017. The Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology (MAPT) is a streamlined 36-hour master’s degree that integrates scripture and biblical theology into the practices of pastoral leadership. This degree focuses on how theology forms and informs our practice of worship, evangelism, discipleship, and our ideas regarding the nature of the church, and spiritual formation. At Kingswood we highly value both theory and practical application, both historical connections and current innovations. We do not see these as separate fields of interest, but as partners in real-life ministry. Real-life problems demand a real-life biblical response. If we do not have a well-developed theological foundation to undergird our ministry, we run the risk of building the Church on programs rather than on Christ. That is why this fully accredited degree is designed especially for those currently engaged in ministry, and is purposeful in relating the relevant issues facing those in ministry and to those under their spiritual care. This degree aims to provide a learning environment which is: integrated – marrying theology and praxis innovative – adapting biblical and theological principles to current sociological realities, methods of ministry and contemporary ministry demands experienced-based – theology worked out in the context of life in YOUR local church spiritually enriching – the program and courses are designed take you deeper and higher in Christ communal – learning together with and through the experiences of other students economical – designed to provide maximum benefit at an affordable cost flexible –... [-]

MA in Management

University of Guelph
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Canada Guelph

The Master of Arts in Management program provides an enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experience by including you as part of a collaborative research environment. Unlike programs that emphasize a general management area or a specific industry track, the MA in Management emphasizes leadership development and a better understanding of evidence based management. This program provides you with the necessary training to continue in higher education, but also prepares you to successfully enter managerial, consulting or analyst positions. [+]

The Master of Arts in Management program provides an enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experience by including you as part of a collaborative research environment. Unlike programs that emphasize a general management area or a specific industry track, the MA in Management emphasizes leadership development and a better understanding of evidence based management. This program provides you with the necessary training to continue in higher education, but also prepares you to successfully enter managerial, consulting or analyst positions. The MA in Management program is right for you if: you are currently finishing or have recently graduated with an undergraduate or master's degree and want to study further in a specialized graduate program in management; you are motivated to develop your leadership skills and research; and you seek managerial and consulting positions that emphasize evidence based decision making. Program timeline Students complete the MA in Management in four terms. During your first semester you’ll complete core courses and propose your research question, while developing and enhancing key project management skills. The second semester will see you develop quantitative and qualitative skills necessary for designing your research, while enhancing consulting and other managerial skills. The final two semesters are dedicated to completing your major research project. This program offers specialized electives focused around project management, business consulting, leadership and accounting. Each term you’ll participate in a research seminar, which allows you to engage with students in discussions with peers, faculty, academic scholars from other universities and business leaders. Admission requirements To... [-]

MA in Economics

University of Guelph
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Guelph

Join a welcoming and collaborative campus community and learn from internationally-recognized researchers in the Master of Arts in Economics program at the University of Guelph. This one-year advanced program, which also offers a finance specialization, will extend your economics knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and prepare you for a variety of roles within the public and private sectors, as well as further education at the PhD level. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Canada 2017. Join a welcoming and collaborative campus community and learn from internationally-recognized researchers in the Master of Arts in Economics program at the University of Guelph. This one-year advanced program, which also offers a finance specialization, will extend your economics knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and prepare you for a variety of roles within the public and private sectors, as well as further education at the PhD level. Economics and finance faculty at Guelph have a long-established reputation for delivering quality education and research and are currently ranked in the top 5% in the world for research output in economics, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). Program timeline The MA in Economics is a one-year program. During the first two semesters, you will complete four course credits. In the final semester, you will complete a supervised one-on-one summer research project. If you are specializing in finance, you will have the option to do an academic research project or a placement at a financial research firm. Course topics Students in the MA in Economics program gain exposure specialized course topics that help inform their research. Econometric Methods Microeconomic Theory Macroeconomic Theory International Finance (Finance Specialization) Money and Banking (Finance Specialization) Career paths Graduates of the MA in Economics program can be found in a range of organizations across Canada and around the world. International Monetary Fund, World Bank Statistics Canada Federal Privy Council Office Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal Ontario Ministry of Finance Hydro Québec... [-]

Master of Arts: Theological Studies

Canadian Mennonite University
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry seeks to inspire and equip students for pastoral ministry, leadership, scholarship, and service. [+]

The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry seeks to inspire and equip students for pastoral ministry, leadership, scholarship, and service. Students from a wide range of denominations and traditions are invited into a community of scholars and passionate educators who are committed to the life of the church, experienced in mission and service, and accomplished in research and publication. Admission Requirements A baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (‘B’). Residency Requirement 30 credit hours Curriculum Requirements A minimum of 60 credit hours Core requirements—30 credit hours in the following areas Bible – 12 credit hours (minimum 3 ch of Old Testament and 3 credit hours of New Testament) Theology and History of Christianity – 12 credit hours (minimum 3 credit hours in each area) Practical Theology – 3 credit hours Methodology – 3 credit hours Electives—as required to reach a total of 60 credit hours Thesis Option: Students may propose to write a thesis equivalent to 6 credit hours. Credits earned by way of the thesis will reduce the elective requirement. See note 4, below. Notes 1. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (‘B’) to remain in the program and to graduate. 2. Courses offered by CMU faculty or by instructors visiting at CMU, whether on campus or online, will count toward the residency requirement. Courses taken by CMU/MBBS students from MBBSC to meet the MB requirements of their programs will also count toward the residency requirement, to a maximum... [-]

MA in Organizational Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

Integrating theory, research, applied skills, and community service, the Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology (MAOP) program prepares students to effect change by guiding and counselling [+]

MA in Organizational Psychology

Integrating theory, research, applied skills, and community service, the Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology (MAOP) program prepares students to effect change by guiding and counselling leadership. The program encompasses multiple disciplines—organizational psychology, organizational development, leadership practice, and counselling theory and practice—and offers a flexible format for professional learners.

 

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

    •    At least a baccalaureate degree earned from a college or university regionally accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or an equivalent degree from a foreign university... [-]


MA in Counselling Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology provides a foundation in counselling psychology theory and methodology. Along with coursework, the program offers hands-on, supervised training in [+]

MA in in Counselling Psychology

 

The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology provides a foundation in counselling psychology theory and methodology. Along with coursework, the program offers hands-on, supervised training in counselling psychology techniques. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a wide variety of community mental health positions in the public and private sectors.

This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education for a renewed 5 year term effective November 14, 2011, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister.

 

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MA in Human Rights Advocacy

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

This program provides students with an understanding of how to apply internationally established human rights standards, laws and treaties to advocate in domestic and international settings [+]

Human Rights Advocacy Concentration

This program provides students with an understanding of how to apply internationally established human rights standards, laws and treaties to advocate in domestic and international settings. Students will learn to create, analyze, write and campaign for policies at multiple levels of government. A focus on excellent communication skills will enable students to successfully work as policy professionals, lead organizations, advance an advocacy agenda and problem-solve in complex situations.

Through community-based learning, students will gain experience working directly on policy issues in nonprofit or government settings. Field work will provide students with opportunities to apply a human rights agenda to domestic or international advocacy work. Potential field work sites may include organizations such as Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, and the Global Fund for Women.... [-]


MA in Public Policy and Administration

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [+]

MA in Public Policy and Administration

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to engage in advocacy, understand government and public policy, and manage non-profit, private and governmental organizations.   A focus on excellent communication skills will enable students to successfully lead organizations, advance an advocacy agenda, and problem-solve in complex situations.

This program is designed to provide students competencies in the following areas:... [-]


MA in Emergency Management Leadership

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [+]

MA in Emergency Management Leadership

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In times of disaster on any scale, communities seek support, direction and leadership.  The field of emergency management is the core of coordination and support for prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts from disaster in communities. This program prepares students in developing the knowledge and skills of practices in the field of emergency management, with unique focus on the human and social factors inherent in all disasters.

Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Emergency Management Leadership Program will develop the ability to understand complex social, emotional, psychological, and political dynamics to effectively serve and lead support processes addressing an impacted community’s needs. This program takes psychology out of the classroom and private practice, and into the community to provide direct, hands-on services to individuals and groups who need professionals with the expertise to provide immediate and long-term support.... [-]


MA in Rehabilitation Counseling

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Adler School’s master of arts program in Counseling Psychology, Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling has been named the first program in a professional school of psychology to receive [+]

MA in Rehabilitation Counseling

The Adler School’s master of arts program in Counseling Psychology, Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling has been named the first program in a professional school of psychology to receive accreditation by CORE – The Council on Rehabilitation Education.The Adler School specialization in rehabilitation counseling received CORE’s accreditation in part because it infuses courses with three elements that CORE considers integral to rehabilitation counselor education: ethical behavior, diversity or individual differences, and critical thinking.

The program also exceeds CORE standards for internship and practicum experience by requiring students to complete 200 hours of Community Service Practicum—a curricular hallmark at the Adler School recognized as an “Innovative Practice in Graduate Education” by the American Psychology Association Board of Educational Affairs.... [-]


MA in Sport and Health Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

In the sports industry, issues such as eating disorders, ethical compromises, steroid and substance abuse problems, elitism, and exceedingly high expectations can sometimes negatively impact the health and well-being of athletes. In the Master of Arts in [+]

MA in Sport and Health Psychology

In the sports industry, issues such as eating disorders, ethical compromises, steroid and substance abuse problems, elitism, and exceedingly high expectations can sometimes negatively impact the health and well-being of athletes. In the Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology (MACSH) program, you’ll obtain a foundation in the theories and methods of counseling psychology related to maximizing clients’ health and sport performance. The program’s training will enable you to work in a variety of arenas, including obesity prevention and treatment, exercise promotion and adherence, prevention of select diseases, athlete performance enhancement, and more.... [-]


MA in Forensic Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver

As our social structures continue to evolve there is a need to appreciate the foundations of these changes from a social and psychological context. A fundamental need to appreciate how these [+]

MA in Forensic Psychology

As our social structures continue to evolve there is a need to appreciate the foundations of these changes from a social and psychological context. A fundamental need to appreciate how these social structures influence change at both the macro and individual levels exists today. The Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Forensic Psychology program empowers students to apply their specialized knowledge within the forensic milieu.

Utilizing the four prongs of Forensic Psychology as a lens, students learn the fundamentals of:

    •    Criminal Psychology

    •    Police Psychology... [-]


MA in Development Economics

University of Northern British Columbia School of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Prince George

Economic development remains a critical issue for more than three-quarters of the world’s population who reside in countries classified as “low income” or “middle income.” [+]

MA in Development Economics

Economic development remains a critical issue for more than three-quarters of the world’s population who reside in countries classified as “low income” or “middle income.” The causes and consequences of economic development remain contested issues. This degree considers the changing global, regional and national contexts for economic development; the policy lessons that can be learned from comparative studies; and the tools required to enable development economists to contribute to the development process.    The enormous transformations that are taking place today in the countries of the South provide the focus of the degree. Students are challenged to analyse topics such as the reasons for the emergence of new economic powerhouses in the South such as China and India as well as the enduring issues of poverty and inequality.  The program includes core courses in Globalization and Development, Macroeconomic Policy for Development, Applied Econometrics and Poverty, Inequality and Development. The Economics Department also has particular expertise in the areas of Environmental Economics and Health Economics and offers electives in these areas. Students are also required to complete a MA Thesis or an MA Project which allows students to apply the tools of economic analysis to a development issue. Economic development cannot be studied in isolation from other dimensions of development. An understanding of poverty, for example, requires not only economic analysis, but also an understanding of the insights provided by other social and health sciences. The training of a development economist must therefore expose students to interdisciplinary approaches to... [-]