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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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MA Education

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid + 25 more

The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. [+]

Best MA Programs in North America 2017. MA Education Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration: 18-24 months. Delivery Mode: Online and through Supported Open Learning. Entry Requirements: Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732 ICT in... [-]

MA In Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. [+]

Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education Offered By: College of Education Overview Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) With the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders continuing to rise, it is imperative to adopt a deepened knowledge of neurological development and applied behavior analysis. The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. Through a combination of application, theory and research, licensed special educators prepare to meet the demands of teaching and master techniques that improve ASD student outcomes. In this masters degree in autism program, emphasis is placed on life skills that help students with ASD transition to independent living. Review methods to enhance and assess social, cognitive and behavioral skills using proven and innovative approaches. Throughout your masters degree in autism spectrum disorders program, you apply your learning during field and internship experiences, and focus on curriculum and plan development, applied techniques and student progression. In a culminating capstone course, demonstrate your overall competency by creating a portfolio presenting the framework for enacting the role of an ASD specialist. Degree Outcomes Learn Interventions and Learning Strategies for ASD Students In the autism spectrum disorder specialist degree program, you increase your understanding of the disorder and appropriate accommodations through theory and applied research. Study educational research, policy and ethics, leadership and collaboration, assistive technology, communication and life skills development to enrich your teaching practices in ASD-specific learning environments. What You Will Learn... [-]

MA, TESOL

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

The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. [+]

Best MA Programs in North America 2017. MA, TESOL The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. Therefore it goes without saying that a postgraduate qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will unlock countless career opportunities, both at home and overseas. Whether you would like to work in a school or university setting, or perhaps pursue a career with one of the many private language education organizations operating worldwide, this specialized master’s program will give you the skills required to fulfil your goals. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

M.A. Counseling Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago Los Angeles Irvine Washington DC + 3 more

Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. [+]

M.A. Counseling Psychology Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. The curriculum teaches students the ethics and professional guidelines of counseling services and clinical psychology practice in correlation with developing an in-depth knowledge of theoretical frameworks and scientific bases. They will also learn the importance of understanding how diversity and cultural differences or issues impact the mental health field.  The M.A. Counseling Psychology program provides hands-on work and multicultural education, which are integrated throughout the program course material. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of concentrations to meet the needs or desires of their educational and professional goals.  The curriculum prepares graduates for licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware by incorporating the eight content areas outlined by the National Board of Certified Counselors. [-]

Master of Arts in Intelligence

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

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

Best MA Programs in North America 2017. Program Objectives This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. Similarities and differences with intelligence inside the US will also be included. The program will also focus on the interdependence of the symbiotic relationships between the elements of intelligence and interrelationships with other national security practitioners at many levels of policymaking and implementation – from grand strategy formulation to enhancing military strength and guile as in Information Operations. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft and culture of the elements of intelligence and evaluate the profession of each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges, identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence, and lessons learned about how intelligence as both an input into policy and as an instrument of policy may be able to advance US interests globally and regionally. Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. [-]

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

We live in the midst of one of the greatest transitions in Earth's history. Humanity, having become a planetary force, is now shaping both its own future and the long-term future of millions of species of life. [+]

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion Programs The Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program is cultivating hope in a time of socio-ecological crisis. We live in the midst of one of the greatest transitions in Earth's history. Humanity, having become a planetary force, is now shaping both its own future and the long-term future of millions of species of life. This decisive process occupies the most creative personalities of our time. One of the most significant recent developments is the engagement of our spiritual traditions in this transformation of consciousness and society. When the moral force of the world's religions combines with the depth understanding of ecology, humanity will find itself in the very center of that profoundly mysterious process by which the Earth Community is revitalizing itself. OUR MISSION Numerous interlocking ecological crises, including mass extinction of species, climate change, desertification, and poverty, mark the 21st century as a time of unprecedented change and challenge. This ecological devastation calls forth scientific, economic, and policy responses. Yet such standard responses often appear inadequate to the scope of the crisis. Many leading thinkers have come to understand that the ecological crisis represents a crisis of human consciousness, and requires fundamental revisioning of cultural values. The pace of global change calls for an understanding of the process by which humanity came to this crossroads in planetary history. It also calls for more enlightened ways of thinking and being in the world. The world's religious and spiritual traditions offer deep insight into the human condition, along... [-]

Master of Arts in Public History

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Florence

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

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

Master in Management

Wake Forest University - School of Business
Campus Full time 10 months July 2017 USA Winston-Salem Charlotte + 1 more

Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. [+]

Gain a Competitive Edge Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. As one of the most innovative programs in graduate business education, the MA program builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers. Highlights include: A hands-on learning environment with small classes and a 10:1 student: faculty ratio Opportunities to gain real-world experience through team-based consulting projects Personalized career direction and coaching from staff, faculty and professional connections Speaker series and networking opportunities that connect you with innovators and industry thought-leaders The MA Program starts in July with a five-week module to prepare you for graduate-level business courses. The fall and spring semesters are divided into four modules where you’ll build a foundation in finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, information technology, ethics, organizational behavior and leadership. ... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Full Sail University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Winter Park

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

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

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Low Residency

SIT Graduate Institute
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Brattleboro Washington DC + 1 more

Advance your teaching career with an online master’s degree from the global leader in TESOL. SIT offers a low-residency MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to better meet the needs of working teachers worldwide. [+]

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, Low Residency) Advance your teaching career with an online master’s degree from the global leader in TESOL. BEGINNING SUMMER 2013 SIT will offer a low-residency MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to better meet the needs of working teachers worldwide. The program is designed to meet the career goals of teachers seeking a master’s degree in EFL, ESL, ELT, and TESOL. This distance-learning program offers current teachers SIT’s highly regarded TESOL graduate education—grounded in reflective practice and experiential learning—through a remote format. Students complete the majority of coursework online while staying in their current jobs and communities and enjoy two short-term (3-week) summer sessions on SIT’s beautiful campus in Vermont. Merging theory, reflection, and practice Through coursework, a supervised practicum, and an Independent Professional Project, you will delve deeply into the theoretical knowledge and professional competencies that are essential for effective language teaching. The curriculum includes critical topics such as intercultural communication, practical teaching methodology, applied linguistics, curriculum design and assessment, and second language acquisition. Supervised observation in your classroom During the program’s interim-year teaching practicum, an SIT faculty member or appropriate mentor will travel to your classroom to engage with you in a one-on-one format. This intensive period of mentorship is designed to support you in your professional development as a teacher by offering you reflective and interactive feedback. It is a meaningful, collaborative time to examine your work and to act purposefully... [-]

MA in Wisdom Studies

The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

A Thesis Masters in Wisdom Studies includes 28 credits and a Thesis providing 4 credits for a total of the 32 credits required for the Masters degree. [+]

Best MA Programs in North America 2017. Admissions Requirements Students must have a Bachelors degree or its equivalency. An equivalency consists of documented training beyond a high school degree that is equivalent in hours and requirements to a Bachelors Degree. A completed Ubiquity University Admissions Application must be filed with the Office of Admissions. Students are encouraged to belong to an academic research library in the area in which they live. Degree Requirements Wisdom School of Graduate Studies allows students to choose either a Thesis Masters or a Non Thesis Masters. A Thesis Masters in Wisdom Studies includes 28 credits and a Thesis providing 4 credits for a total of the 32 credits required for the Masters degree. Half of the course credits must be in-person learning experiences (Intensives or Pilgrimages) and the other 50% may be taken as Virtual Retreats. Exceptions may be made for certain international students. The Thesis Masters must be completed within a period of three years. Continuations for study beyond three years are possible in certain circumstances. Applications for Continuation must be submitted to the Registrar. Required Intensives Wisdom and Civilization Any course offered in Earth Wisdom and the Primordial Mind. Any course offered in the mystics or specific wisdom traditions. The remaining elective seminars may be selected from the Schedule of Classes and may include any courses listed that may be of interest or consistent with the student‘s particular concentration. Upon completion of the enrollment process, all Thesis Masters students are directed to work... [-]

MA in Communication, Media & Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level. The CMT Graduate Program only admits students for the fall semester; we do not admit in the spring semester. Minimum Requirements for Admission to the Program Students must fulfill the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research before admission into the CMT graduate program can be considered. Applicants are required to have completed 15 undergraduate credit hours (a minimum of 9 credit hours at the advanced [300 or above] undergraduate level) in Communication, Media or Theatre at an accredited institution of higher education with a B average. Applicants will also be asked to submit a writing sample. Students must satisfy these requirements prior to being admitted into the program. All final admission decisions rest with the CMT faculty. Students at large will only be authorized to enroll in graduate-level courses with approval of the graduate advisor and the course instructor. Requirements for the Degree: 30 credit hours are required in consultation with the graduate advisor. A maximum of six hours in cognate areas may be included in the program with the approval of the graduate faculty committee of the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre. Required Courses: (30 credit hours) Core... [-]

Master of Arts - Art Direction

Sup de Pub
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London USA Chicago France Paris + 3 more

The goal of this English language Master is to help students perfect their knowledge and skills in the various creative areas of Art Direction. This programme takes place is London and [+]

Master of Arts - Art Direction

The goal of this English language Master is to help students perfect their knowledge and skills in the various creative areas of Art Direction. This programme takes place is London and Chicago which for many years has been two of the world’s most an emblematic cities for advertising creativity.

Those students wishing to complete the SP4/SP5 programme return to Paris after their foreign experience

WHO CAN APPLY?

 Enrolment for Master 1 program is only possible if the student has passed Sup de Pub Bachelor program.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION FORM... [-]


Master in Global Media and Communication (MA)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. [+]

Master in Global Media and Communication (MA) Communicate Globally More than ever before, professionals in the communications field need intercultural sensitivity, international awareness and the ability to transcend borders and interpret the communications of other cultures. This 36 credit Global Media and Communication Studies (M.A.) program is completed over four semesters plus one summer. It requires an overseas internship for domestic students and for those whose first language is English, and a final thesis or a project demonstrating excellence. This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. Curriculum and Program Requirements The Master of Arts in Global Media and Communication Studies is a two year program. It requires the completion of 36 Semester Hours of class work, including an internship, tutorial and thesis. The 24 Semester Hour Core Curriculum for all students in the program is as follows: GMCS/GLDP 501 Graduate Seminar in Research Methods 3 GMCS 511 Communication Theories 3 GMCS/GLDP 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3 GMCS 537 Global Communication and Mass Media 3 GMCS 562 Media Communication Law 3 GMCS 591 Internship 3 GMCS 598 Tutorial 3 GMCS 599 Thesis or Project Demonstrating Excellence (PDE) 3 Total: 24 Students who enter the program are expected to have done at least... [-]

Master of Fine Arts

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 60 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Perhaps you would like to pursue a Master's degree with a more professional focus. A 60-credit hour degree program, the MFA is a terminal degree, preparing you to teach at the collegiate level [+]

Master of Fine ArtsPerhaps you would like to pursue a Master's degree with a more professional focus. A 60-credit hour degree program, the MFA is a terminal degree, preparing you to teach at the collegiate level or pursue other professional opportunities. Choose from drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography or graphic design as your area of emphasis.

Graduate School Requirements   1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the MFA program   2. Complete the degree requirements within 6 years         1. Degree Requirements               1. 34 semester credit hours, studio major (to include terminal thesis project of 16 credit hours).   2. 16 semester credit hours of Art History and Concepts—at least two “in-house” art history courses must be taken. A maximum of seven (7) hours of Readings in Art History is all that is allowed.   3. 10 semester credit hours in studio art other than the major area.... [-]