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4 Master of Art Programs in Liberal Arts

The first level of graduate study, the Master of Arts (MA) degree, follows the undergraduate-level bachelor’s degree. The MA is awarded to those who study subjects within the humanities and social sciences. What is an MA in Liberal Arts? This program is designed for those who are seeking interdisciplinary studies within the liberal arts that meet their personal and professional goals. Since… Read more

The first level of graduate study, the Master of Arts (MA) degree, follows the undergraduate-level bachelor’s degree. The MA is awarded to those who study subjects within the humanities and social sciences.

What is an MA in Liberal Arts? This program is designed for those who are seeking interdisciplinary studies within the liberal arts that meet their personal and professional goals. Since this field is broad, it is often up to the student to decide the course of study. Liberal arts degrees are intended for those who seek to increase both their depth and their range of knowledge. There may be a focus within the degree, with requirements that a certain number of credit hours be applied to a single discipline and core courses in education, research methods, ethics or rhetoric.

The MA in Liberal Arts helps to sharpen critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. Communication skills, particularly public speaking and writing, are improved as well. These skills are applicable to a wide variety of careers and life situations.

The costs for these programs will differ, depending on the type of school chosen, where it’s located, and the amount of time required to complete coursework. Most programs last between one and two years. Prospective students should contact the schools that interest them for more information.

Career options for graduates with an MA in Liberal Arts are excellent for teachers, specifically those specializing in literature, history, science and philosophy. A range of education positions can be found, from primary schools to secondary schools and community colleges. Because of the breadth of learning offered, graduates who further advance their educations often find roles as lawyers, doctors, nurses and business leaders.

MA in Liberal Arts programs are available online and in university campuses 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 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

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