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17 Master of Art Degrees in General Studies

The Master of Arts, or MA, is the first level of graduate study offered after one earns a bachelor’s degree. The MA is awarded upon completion of coursework and research in a subject within the social sciences or the humanities. What is an MA in General Studies? This degree program usually involves interdisciplinary studies in which students choose their own learning paths, in consultation w… Read more

The Master of Arts, or MA, is the first level of graduate study offered after one earns a bachelor’s degree. The MA is awarded upon completion of coursework and research in a subject within the social sciences or the humanities.

What is an MA in General Studies? This degree program usually involves interdisciplinary studies in which students choose their own learning paths, in consultation with academic advisors. The goal is to attain a comprehensive liberal arts education with coursework in rhetoric, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Since students in this type of program are generally responsible for determining their own curriculums, they may study topics in science, literature, political science, art, history, philosophy or contemporary culture.

A student in an MA in General Studies program may gain strong critical thinking skills, which are valuable in academia and in any workplace. From working with professors and fellow students from various disciplines, they also learn to collaborate well with each other and hone in on effective communication.

The costs of an MA in General Studies can differ between educational institutions, based on the length of the program and where it is located. Potential students should contact the relevant advisors at the schools and programs that interest them. Degree programs may last between one and two years.

Career options are vast for graduates of these programs because of the broad nature of their studies. For those who pursue additional studies in a specialization or profession, many opportunities are available, including business leader, lawyer, educator and doctor. Those interested in academic careers can move on to doctoral studies to eventually attain positions as researchers, lecturers and professors.

The MA in General Studies is available at campus-based and online programs worldwide. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

During this two-year Master program, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning enviro ... +

During this two-year Master program, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students will explore how to take environmental, social, cultural and political factors as the basis for design processes. Through exposure to a variety of design methodologies and practices, students learn to iterate design concepts and are able to analyze, inform and shape their projects from concept to final project. Students learn to design with emerging technologies and creative software to create new perspectives and innovative forms of design and user experiences. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

The aim of the Masters in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies is to enable students to develop a deep and broad understanding of the region and its trials and contributions

The aim of the Masters in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies is to enable students to develop a deep and broad understanding of the region and its trials and contributions -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The two-year language pathway is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in Turkey. The intensive training in the Turkish language aims at supporting st ... +

The two-year language pathway is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in Turkey. The intensive training in the Turkish language aims at supporting students’ ability to tackle their disciplinary interests by engaging with written texts and in oral communication in Turkish. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
Valahia University of Targoviste
Târgoviște, Romania

East Central Europe Region Studies (ECERS) Master Program offers a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to the puzzling, controversially, and simultaneously fascin ... +

East Central Europe Region Studies (ECERS) Master Program offers a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to the puzzling, controversially, and simultaneously fascinating ongoing, recent, and past developments inside a region nicknamed a century ago the powder keg of Europe. The curriculum focuses on the dynamic regional changes offering insightful and up-to-date theoretical, methodological, and practical knowledge. The program will foster creativity and innovation spirit as well as the capacity to conduct original research and write high-level analytical essays and reports with respect to East-Central European studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2020
21 Sep 2020
Campus
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. ... +

The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series providing a common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics, and Models in the Social Sciences – the student has to choose 7 courses offered in these modules. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
The New School

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools ... +

Through the Liberal Studies program, you will critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time. The MA in Liberal Studies offers practical writing tools and guided in-depth study in cross-disciplinary courses taught by renowned faculty, who share the values of rigorous critical inquiry and thoughtful expression. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
Kean University
New York, USA +1 More

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program is designed for adults who seek interdisciplinary paths to knowledge, who wish to explore the values inherent in the liberal arts ... +

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program is designed for adults who seek interdisciplinary paths to knowledge, who wish to explore the values inherent in the liberal arts, who want to continue and deepen the life of the mind. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
University of Winchester
Winchester, United Kingdom

MA Modern Liberal Arts at Winchester offers a different and exciting way for students to plan their studies around their own intellectual interests and questions. The programm ... +

MA Modern Liberal Arts at Winchester offers a different and exciting way for students to plan their studies around their own intellectual interests and questions. The programme is designed for those who, after their first degree, wish to return to higher education without having to commit themselves to a specific subject discipline. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Saint Petersburg, USA

The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your-own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the li ... +

The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your-own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the liberal arts, earning 18 of the 33 required hours in a specific discipline. As part of their core requirements, students may take courses in pedagogy and education, theory, or research methods, which would enable them to teach at the community college level (with the 18hrs), continue on for the Ph.D., or work in areas related to their chosen field of study. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

During this two-year Master programme, students from various disciplines develop practice-led and process-orientated artistic research that is supported by research-led teachi ... +

During this two-year Master programme, students from various disciplines develop practice-led and process-orientated artistic research that is supported by research-led teaching. The aim of the programme is to enable starting artists to develop intellectual and practical skills and the confidence to do what every new generation of artists has to do: to redefine their practice and their role in relation to society. The programme is led by a core tutor, Charl Landvreugd. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Economic Policy (MIEP) is an interdisciplinary program that provides a strong foundation for understanding new challenges ... +

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Economic Policy (MIEP) is an interdisciplinary program that provides a strong foundation for understanding new challenges in the global economic system. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Developments in information technology, space exploration, and genetic modification, as well as advances in material science, are governed and shaped by institutions that set ... +

Developments in information technology, space exploration, and genetic modification, as well as advances in material science, are governed and shaped by institutions that set science and technology policy. This program equips its students to work at the forefront of policy affecting the science and technology arena. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

The International Development Studies program grounds international development practitioners in the theories, policies, and skills necessary for operating at the forefront of ... +

The International Development Studies program grounds international development practitioners in the theories, policies, and skills necessary for operating at the forefront of the field. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functi ... +

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functional principles that define Western, Central, and Eastern Europe in conjunction with Russia and Eurasia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This two-year programme (or four years part-time) will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive Korean language study in order t ... +

This two-year programme (or four years part-time) will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive Korean language study in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers. The programme will enable students to engage with the subjects of their Masters’ programme in the context of Korea through Korean, to engage with primary Korean sources and data and to conduct research and professional work in Korea. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus

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