Master of Arts Program in Chicago USA

Top Master of Art Programs in Chicago USA 2017/2018

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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.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

The city of Chicago is third highest in population in America with almost 10 million residents. It has some of the best national universities to attend in the country.

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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. [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. 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. [-]

MA, Early Childhood Education

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

Widen the scope of your skills in early childhood education and build a solid foundation comprised of theoretical and practical knowledge drawn from experienced tutors. [+]

MA, Early Childhood Education Widen the scope of your skills in early childhood education and build a solid foundation comprised of theoretical and practical knowledge drawn from experienced tutors. This specialized master’s program has been carefully designed by CUC’s academic faculty. As an educator with previous experience working with young learners, you will benefit from our tutors’ professional knowledge and develop new competencies in a range of disciplines focused on child development. These will include up-to-date teaching strategies, collaboration with parents and institutions, proper educational settings, and relevant legal frameworks. This will help you acquire the knowledge needed to pursue a rewarding career in early childhood education. Typical career paths for graduates include: Education consultant Lecturer/professor Early childhood teacher Early childhood administrator Early childhood public policy and advocacy specialist Early teacher educator or researcher 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. [-]

MA, Curriculum and Instruction

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

This customized master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. MA, Curriculum and Instruction This customized master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. Throughout this course you will learn about current issues in the teaching profession, and become familiar with the most recent methodologies and practices. Upon graduation you will have gained the skills needed to create an effective curriculum and deliver it to students in a manner that is both supportive and authoritative. 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. [-]

MA in Human Resource Development

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

This Master’s program prepares professionals who will be responsible for the training, education, and development of employee adults in organizations involved in business, health care, human services, and government. The program has been developed especially for those wishing to move into HRD field in a management or planning capacity, as well as for current practitioners desiring more formal training. [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. This Master’s program prepares professionals who will be responsible for the training, education, and development of employee adults in organizations involved in business, health care, human services, and government. The program has been developed especially for those wishing to move into HRD field in a management or planning capacity, as well as for current practitioners desiring more formal training. The program is designed to develop the ability to: assess the nature of performance problems; apply needs and task/content analysis techniques; assess the relevant characteristics of learners/trainees; design training, education, and instructional programs for adult learners/trainees; determine the effectiveness of training/education/instructional programs; communicate and interact effectively with groups and individuals; consult with managers to address employee and organizational development needs; manage human resource development projects and programs; work effectively across an organization in order to plan, develop and implement performance improvement. Requirements for Admission to the Program Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Graduate College, as follows; B.A. degree from an accredited college or university (transcript required.) A minimum grade point average of 2.75 (students not meeting GPA can apply for faculty review.) Two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or supervisors which provide evidence of an applicant’s qualifications. Individuals who fail to satisfy requirements under number 2 may be asked to complete undergraduate course work in Human Resource Development or other subjects prior to admission. The courses to be taken will be determined by the program advisor and will be based on... [-]

MA in Early Childhood Education

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Early Childhood Education is designed for students seeking a graduate degree and licensure to teach young children age 0-8 years. The program provides solid academic course of study as well as diverse, dynamic and enriching learning experiences. The program is aimed at preparing high quality teachers to give young children a strong 21st century foundation for learning and development. Graduates of the program will acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for working effectively with young children in learning environments. [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Early Childhood Education is designed for students seeking a graduate degree and licensure to teach young children age 0-8 years. The program provides solid academic course of study as well as diverse, dynamic and enriching learning experiences. The program is aimed at preparing high quality teachers to give young children a strong 21st century foundation for learning and development. Graduates of the program will acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for working effectively with young children in learning environments. The program is composed of 42 credit hours. Goals of the Program Graduates of the program will: Acquire deep understanding of the process of human development and learning from birth to age 8 and familiarize with the field of Early Childhood Education from historical, philosophical, theoretical and practical perspectives including legislation and the role of parents Develop enriched awareness of research in educating young children and how such research informs practice to make learning effective and efficient, and also to expand the theoretical base in the field of early childhood education. Build solid academic subject matter content and professional competencies appropriate for 21st century demands of effective teaching, assessment and overall professional practice in the field of Early Childhood Education Experience working with young children and their families from diverse backgrounds and develop rapport with schools, communities and professional organizations including NAEYC Develop comprehensive sets of interpersonal, technological, research, pedagogical and assessment skills to work with young children at different developmental and... [-]

MA in Counseling

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Counseling consists of the following three sequences: school counseling, clinical mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. The program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Counseling consists of the following three sequences: School Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Rehabilitation Counseling Admission Requirements Applicants to all three sequences must meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, and the following additional requirements: Submit recent scores for the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores will be considered along with other aspects of the application; Satisfy supplementary admission requirements as specified by each sequence; and Participate in an evaluative Preadmission Workshop after application materials have been submitted. The Department of Counselor Education admits students twice a year, in the spring and fall terms. Admission to the program is competitive. It is possible for an otherwise acceptable applicant to be denied admission due to the competitive strength of the applicant pool. Those not selected for admission may reapply only once. Eligibility to Enroll in Classes Once students are officially admitted to the program, they may register for classes in the department during regular registration periods. Those who have not yet been reviewed for selection may take one course as a student-at-large. For students in the Clinical Mental Health and School sequences, that course is COUN-401. For students in the Rehabilitation sequence, that course is COUN-433. Upon formal acceptance into the program, the credits for these courses will be applied towards fulfillment of degree requirements. To qualify for the master’s degree, students must complete 48 credit hours of... [-]

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The M.A. in TESOL prepares one to teach English in the U.S. or overseas. Within the United States, our graduates teach ESL in public and private schools, as well as in the city in community colleges and adult education programs. English language learners are the fastest growing group of students in the United States today. [+]

The M.A. in TESOL prepares one to teach English in the U.S. or overseas. Within the United States, our graduates teach ESL in public and private schools, as well as in the city in community colleges and adult education programs. English language learners are the fastest growing group of students in the United States today. The M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages gives students an understanding of the nature of language, culture, instruction, assessment, and professionalism, and their interrelationships. The M.A. in TESOL prepares one to teach English in the US or overseas. In addition, students who have a valid teaching certificate can take courses leading to the Illinois State Endorsement to teach ESL. See more below under “TESOL Endorsement”. The program is designed for full- or part-time students, and all master’s level courses in the fall and spring are offered in the evenings. Requirements for Admission to the M.A. Program Students must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Graduate College of Northeastern Illinois University and apply to the TESOL Program for admission to the degree program. A student-at-large may transfer no more than 9 credit hours of graduate coursework into the graduate TESOL program. Program Prerequisites Students entering the M.A. in TESOL program are not expected to have any prior preparation or knowledge of the field. Language requirement: For students whose native language is English: 9 hours of college level work—or the equivalent—in one or more foreign languages, or a demonstrated proficiency in a foreign... [-]

MA in Political Science

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues; therefore, an understanding of political life is indispensable for any well-educated person. The department currently offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues; therefore, an understanding of political life is indispensable for any well-educated person. The department currently offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. Areas of political science in which courses are offered include American Politics and Public Affairs; International Relations and Comparative Politics; and Political Theory. Within each area, major themes are explored (e.g., public policy and administration, political values and change, elite-mass relationships, and political parties and groups.) Students have two options to choose from to fulfill the master’s degree program requirements: Thirty credit hours of course work, a thesis for six credit hours, and an oral examination, or Thirty-six credit hours of course work, a written comprehensive examination, and an oral examination. A student interested in the thirty credit thesis option must secure approval of the department. Only students who have demonstrated high proficiency in various aspects of graduate studies (writing, discussion, analysis, creativity, etc.) will be permitted to write a thesis. Requirements for Admission to the Program Students must fulfill the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies & Research. (These are set out in the academic catalog in the section “College of Graduate Studies & Research .” Applications may be secured from the office, located in LWH-0006). Requirements for the Degree For students admitted to Master’s Programs, all graduate credits must be at the 400 level, except for a limited number of 300 level... [-]

MA in Music

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts degree in Applied Pedagogy. Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who already have a bachelor's degree in music for successful 1) college level teaching; 2) in-service elementary and secondary public or private school teaching; or 3) for continuation into doctoral degree work. [+]

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts degree in Applied Pedagogy. Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who already have a bachelor's degree in music for successful 1) college level teaching; 2) in-service elementary and secondary public or private school teaching; or 3) for continuation into doctoral degree work. Requirements of the Program Completion of a Bachelors Degree in Music with a minimum GPA of 2.75 Audition and approval for 400-level in major applied instrument/voice Letters of Recommendation about your music background Completion of Entrance Placement Exams in music history and music theory, to be completed before the first semester of enrollment. Audition Approval for the program requires approval by the appropriate applied faculty through an audition in the student’s applied area (instrument or voice). 400-level approval is required. If a student is not approved for graduate (400) level, he/she may be asked to enroll at the 300-level as a remedial option and apply for graduate (400) level at the next audition date. This should be done only if the applied faculty believes strongly that the student has potential to attain 400-level in a reasonable amount of time (one or two semesters). Graduate Placement Exams The Graduate Placement Exams in Music History and Music Theory are required of all music students entering the graduate program. They are given annually before each semester and must be taken by all incoming students. No student will be accepted into the program until these exams... [-]

MA in Linguistics

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The M.A. in Linguistics focuses on investigating language from both theoretical and functional approaches. Our dynamic curriculum combines core studies in the structure of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) with current approaches in sociolinguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language contact, world Englishes, endangered languages and language documentation, discourse analysis, and identity studies. [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. The M.A. in Linguistics focuses on investigating language from both theoretical and functional approaches. Our dynamic curriculum combines core studies in the structure of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) with current approaches in sociolinguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language contact, world Englishes, endangered languages and language documentation, discourse analysis, and identity studies. Our carefully designed curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in the study and understanding of human language as a convergence of genetic, psychological and social systems and networks. We train students to critically examine and analyze the world within and around them—skills that can be applied to teaching, curriculum development, corporate cultures, legal contexts, intercultural communication, forensics, artificial intelligence, publishing, counseling, speech pathology, and child development. Knowledge of how and why we use language brings us closer to understanding who we are and how we can affect our worlds. Program Benefits Students who embark on the journey to mastery of a discipline do so for a variety of reasons: career enhancement or change, curiosity and love of learning, self-discovery, and, ultimately, personal fulfillment. Our Linguistics graduate program is unique in providing an emphasis on the analysis of both the structure and the function of language for professional careers and personal growth. Through coursework and hands-on research, students gain knowledge of: the nature and structure of language principles and methods of language analysis and documentation relationships between language, mind, and cognition the nature and process of language acquisition and multilingualism relationships between language and... [-]

MA in Geography and Environmental Studies

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies is a 33-hour program offered in the evenings and on weekends. The program is designed for students with various academic backgrounds who are interested in a career that spans the human and natural environments -- the social and physical sciences -- and who desire the spatial analytical skills of geography. [+]

The Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies is a 33-hour program offered in the evenings and on weekends. The program is designed for students with various academic backgrounds who are interested in a career that spans the human and natural environments -- the social and physical sciences -- and who desire the spatial analytical skills of geography. Graduate students develop an area of proficiency within the broad scope of environmental policy, planning, and management or within the geographic realm of spatial analysis. The program is both theoretical and practical; students gain knowledge, conceptual skills, and technical skills..The program provides a solid basis for a career, a career shift, career enhancement, or preparation for post-graduate studies. Students are expected to: acquire knowledge about human-environmental relations in which the environment is considered as both space and milieu; acquire knowledge of rapidly changing landscapes, synthesizing diverse but interrelated information; acquire knowledge related to locational studies concerning geometrics of movement, size, shape, and distance; acquire knowledge related to environmental resources including interpretation, planning, development, use, and conservation; acquire knowledge related to socio-economic development; use computer cartography and geographic information systems to analyze, monitor, evaluate, and project spatial data; refine skills related to map interpretation, composition, types, and preparation, and in interpretation of aerial photographs, field observation, and satellite imagery; refine skills in collection and analysis of statistical data; develop skills related to computerized data processing; refine computational and oral as well as written communication and research skills. Requirements for Admission to the... [-]

MA in English Literature

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

This graduate program in English is designed to provide advanced study in Composition Studies. It provides for personal and professional advancement, particularly in teaching, research, writing, journalism, publishing and editorial work. The program also prepares students for studies at the Ph.D. level. [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. This graduate program in English is designed to provide advanced study in Composition Studies. It provides for personal and professional advancement, particularly in teaching, research, writing, journalism, publishing and editorial work. The program also prepares students for studies at the Ph.D. level. Two Major Options: Concentration in Composition, MA Concentration in Literature, MA Courses in this program will help students achieve substantial preparation in a variety of areas, including writing theories, writing pedagogies, alternative literacies and the relationship between composition and literature. It will be up to each student to determine his or her personal and professional needs and, with the graduate advisor, to create a program that will address both program requirements and individual needs. Requirements for Admission to the Program Note: Applications for this program are accepted three times a year. Fall admission – July 1 Summer admission – April 1 Fall admission – November 1 Students must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research. In addition: Applications must indicate a degree concentration: Literature or Composition. In their personal Statement of Goals and Objectives, applicants to the Program in English should specify their reasons for pursuing graduate-level studies in Literature or Composition, and they should identify the background, strengths, and academic skills that they feel will ensure their success as an MA student. All applicants must submit a representative sample of academic or professional writing that demonstrates their critical thinking and/or research strengths and indicates their... [-]

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... [-]

MA in Early Childhood Education

Saint Xavier University
Campus Full time 2 - 5 years August 2018 USA Chicago

The early childhood education program is designed for individuals who wish to teach young children (age 0 to grade 2), leads to a master of arts degree, and prepares candidates to pursue an Illinois professional educator license endorsed for early childhood education, with optional early childhood education approval. [+]

MAs 2017/2018 in Chicago USA. The School of Education at Saint Xavier University prepares educators who are broadly and liberally educated, competent in content methodologies and skillful in teaching all children in contemporary schools. The program in early childhood education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The early childhood education program is designed for individuals who wish to teach young children (age 0 to grade 2), leads to a master of arts degree, and prepares candidates to pursue an Illinois professional educator license endorsed for early childhood education, with optional early childhood education approval. The program requires successful completion of general education courses, professional education courses and core courses, as outlined below: General Education Course Requirements The general education courses, which address requirements for Illinois licensure, may have been met within the candidate's undergraduate studies. A review of the candidate's transcript(s) will indicate if any general education deficiencies exist. Candidates may choose to take the CLEP exam to resolve deficiencies in the areas of fine arts, history or American government and health and nutrition. Deficiencies in the areas of literature, math and science must be resolved through coursework. Graduate students seeking professional educator license endorsed for early childhood education are required to have one course in each of the following areas: writing or composition mathematics natural science, with a lab U.S. history or American government health or nutrition fine arts literature Professional Education Course... [-]