Master of Arts Program in Washington, D.C. USA

Top Master of Art Programs in Washington, D.C. USA 2017/2018

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MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

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Master of Arts in Information Operations

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

DMGS' M.A. in Information Operations prepares students to help prevent and influence the outcomes of political and military conflict. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. Program Summary DMGS' M.A. in Information Operations focuses on the strategic aims, skill sets, and historical and innovative techniques that continue to provide opportunities to help prevent and influence the outcomes of political and military conflict. It also considers evolving U.S. institutional arrangements and authorities, some of which create tensions between Information Operations (IO) and the principles of liberal democracy, and procedures to mitigate this friction. This program educates students on a wide range of digital and human influence capabilities. IO represents a key instrument of current and anticipated national security policy. It provides a means of supporting, through information and education, allies and political elements abroad who share U.S. interests in many parts of the world. IO also provides a means of deterring and prevailing against state and nonstate adversaries and other competitors seeking to undermine U.S. security interests, ideals, and quality of life. Graduates of the degree program will be able to: Articulate the key fundamentals of IO as a tool of government policy. Illustrate current missions and techniques, including a more integrated “whole of government” approach to IO. Identify the role that the private sector and civil society now plays in IO and consider the advantages and risks of a broader “whole of society” approach to IO. Differentiate the fundamental legal and ethical issues associated with government employment of IO to enhance U.S. security and gain adversarial advantage. [-]

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year January 2018 USA Washington DC

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service partner to deliver the Master of Arts in International Business and Policy. The program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school with proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society. [+]

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy An Alliance with a Global Edge Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service partner to deliver the Master of Arts in International Business and Policy. The program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school with proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society. A Curriculum Designed for Working Professionals The M.A. in International Business and Policy curriculum provides an understanding of the frameworks and mechanisms that drive business and international relations and explores those concepts in contemporary global issues. Each student also completes a social action project that offers the opportunity to research a real-world issue, and under the guidance of a faculty mentor and/or partner organization, create an action plan to address it. The program is delivered in six one-week in-person modules and two four-week online courses over a 12-month period. Four of the in-person modules take place on Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. campus, and two modules are held outside of the United States in Santiago, Chile and Frankfurt, Germany. Each in-person module consists of three courses: one McDonough School of Business course, one Walsh School of Foreign Service course, and one theme course incorporating several industry practitioners, site visits, and relevant coursework pertaining to current events. The modular format of the program makes it particularly attractive for working professionals employed in government, nonprofits, multinational corporations, and other... [-]

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. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. 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

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

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence in both the public and private sector. [+]

Program Summary DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on both the public and private sector use of intelligence examining missions, methods, and organizational structures. It examines and interprets the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence. This program also examines new fields of intelligence such as private sector use of intelligence, homeland security, and cyber. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft and culture of the elements of intelligence, evaluate each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. Interpret the value of intelligence input to public and private sector efforts supporting organizational tactics and strategies. Identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence. [-]

Master of Arts in National Security

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

DMGS' M.A. in National Security prepares students to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and anticipated threats and opportunities in US national security. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. Program Summary DMGS' M.A. in National Security enhances students’ skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities – in a given region or globally – to advance U.S. interests. The program also covers U.S. government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the U.S. and other democracies have sought to reconcile them. This program covers the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with particular emphasis on the non-kinetic capabilities of the other two DMGS programs – Intelligence and Information Operations. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Identify contemporary and anticipated challenges to U.S. security. Identify, evaluate, and understand the complexities of formulating strategies in functional and regional contexts. Identify the evolution of U.S. institutional arrangements and assigned authorities, and the particular relevance of the U.S. experience for U.S. security at home and abroad. [-]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Brattleboro Washington DC + 1 more

You want to make a positive difference in the world, so you want to learn the skills you need to be an effective leader in peacebuilding and social justice efforts. Our Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership is designed to give you those skills through a combination of theory and practice. [+]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

With SIT’s experiential curriculum, you’ll learn how to put theory into practice. In addition to core courses, a broad range of elective choices let you focus on courses that will help you meet your career goals.

In this program, you’ll learn: The multiple and interrelated causes of conflicts, including those caused and/or exacerbated by globalization, environmental and resource crises, undemocratic leadership, ethnic tensions, or historic enmity The particular needs of refugees and internally displaced people, victims, bystanders, and members of violator communities Negotiation, mediation, and dialogue skills Analyzing, assessing, and mapping conflict Human rights and humanitarian interventions Post-conflict transitions and post-war restorative practices Conducting empirical research and using qualitative methods for data collection and analysis Strategic nonviolence, social healing, and reconciliation Program design and evaluation, capacity building, and cultivating positive and inclusive group relations through organizational change Policy advocacy Sample Courses: Practitioner Inquiry: Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods Theory and Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Post-War Development and Peacebuilding Conflict and Identity Mediation Skills and Practices in Intergroup Dialogue Initiatives in Peacebuilding Electives Contact Summer Peacebuilding Program: Peacebuilding I Peacebuilding II Research Practice/Practicum Phase: Practicum stage in the United States or abroad. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Asian Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. Asia’s growing significance in the 21st century is certain. Its unprecedented economic and demographic growth is transforming what was for centuries a predominantly agricultural region. Urbanization and international trade are major drivers of the continent’s burgeoning centrality in international relations. Problems still endure, however, as the continent is home to many of the world’s most intractable geopolitical flashpoints and the benefits of economic development remain unevenly distributed. The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. Is this program for you? The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Asian Studies has a unique, comprehensive curriculum that allows for both regional and functional specializations. This rigorous, interdisciplinary program blends the policy-specific and academic skills that are vital to careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our renowned faculty includes more than 90 individuals whose expertise spans the foreign affairs, security and policy, language and culture, economics, and history of East, Southeast, and South Asia. The program boasts a diverse array of course offerings such as: The Chinese Military, International Relations of South Asia, Education in Islamic Asia, and Modern Southeast Asian History, just to name a few. [-]

Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the appropriate foundations to study the issues at the heart of the global economic system. [+]

As the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected, the international rules governing trade, finance, business, and development are becoming more important. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the appropriate foundations to study the issues at the heart of the global economic system. Students combine core coursework in economics, political science, and quantitative analysis with courses in the fields of international economic policy, finance, international business, or economic development, as well as foreign-language proficiency. With this solid background, ITIP students find careers in a wide variety of corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, consulting companies, and NGOs. Is this program for you? ITIP is ideal for students seeking a comprehensive exposure to the economic skills required in policymaking or business administration. The program’s core curriculum provides students the necessary foundation to study more advanced economic policy, and the diverse concentrations allow ITIP students to customize the program to meet their own unique professional goals and intellectual interests. Classes meet in the evenings to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals or to encourage students to pursue daytime internships in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. [-]

MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching. Master's students select courses as part of a 21-credit core curriculum that provides a strong foundation for the study of the cultural, historical, linguistic, and political complexity of the region. All core courses are taught entirely in Spanish. In addition to the core seminars, the Spanish: Latin American Studies master's program offers three 12-15 credit tracks that provide valuable training and professional skills for Latin American specialists: Translation and Linguistics Spanish Language Teaching Interdisciplinary Studies on Latin America (e.g., culture and literature, international studies, history, communications, public affairs) The Spanish: Latin American MA program requires that students take at least 21 credits in Spanish. Drawing on AU's campus resources, students may take courses on Latin America in English (up to 12 credits) in other departments within the College of Arts and Sciences and other AU schools —such as the Department of History, Department of Anthropology, School of International Service, and the School of Education. AU's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies serves as a hub of academic dynamism on campus and beyond and supports collaborative research on various issues related to Latin America. LEARN FROM LEADING FACULTY EXPERTS The core faculty bring wide-ranging expertise in the humanities and applied linguistics. Our humanities faculty... [-]

MA in History

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The history master’s degree program stresses broad understandings of the past, the development of the capacity for specialized research, and the cultivation of collegial relationships. [+]

The history master’s degree program stresses broad understandings of the past, the development of the capacity for specialized research, and the cultivation of collegial relationships. History MA students may concentrate on American history, modern European history, or public history and develop minor fields of study (outside fields), as well as (major or minor) cross-national and cross-disciplinary fields. Department of History faculty offer course work and guidance in political history, social and cultural history, diplomatic history, history of gender and sexuality, comparative history, history of imperialism and post-colonialism, intellectual history, history of medicine, African-American culture and history, ethnic history, and public history. The Department of History is flexible in its approach to graduate work. Students are encouraged to take initiative and responsibility for shaping their programs and fulfilling program requirements. The department emphasizes close consultation between student and advisor in defining fields of study, tools of research, and other features of a particular program. Graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of Washington, D.C., resources to complement course work. Faculty and alumni connections lead students to internships and employment. Alumni hold positions in The George Washington University Archives; Historic House Trust of New York City; Arlington House, NPS; Department of Heritage Education Services, The National Register, NPS; Eastern State Penitentiary Museum, PA; Design Minds, DC; History Associates; the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian Institution; the Smithsonian Institution Archives; Mount Vernon; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. [-]

Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) provides students with an interdisciplinary approach that is vital for a deep understanding of these important regions. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. In the vast geopolitical realm that stretches from the British Isles to Siberia and from the Nordic regions to the Mediterranean, powerful forces are pushing for political, social, and economic change. EU member states and their neighbors confront a host of domestic challenges ranging from economic reform and social diversity to terrorism and separatism. Russia and other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States stand at different points along the path of transition from communism to new political institutions. A web of political, economic, security, and societal connections increasingly links various parts of Europe and Eurasia with one another, as well as with the wider global community. In view of these dynamic interactions, it is essential to study Europe and Eurasia in conjunction with each other. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) provides students with an interdisciplinary approach that is vital for a deep understanding of these important regions. The EES curriculum combines required courses with a variety of electives that allow students to pursue individual professional goals and intellectual interests. This multifaceted program encompasses academic approaches to European and Eurasian affairs and develops practical analytical skills that are essential in the professional world of international affairs. Is this program for you? The EES program is ideal for students seeking a rigorous academic program and an opportunity to develop professional skills for the workplace. It is unique in that it combines the study of the European and... [-]

Master of Arts in Global Communication

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences. [+]

As the world has become increasingly interconnected, American and international policymakers have rediscovered the crucial importance of communicating with foreign publics, understanding international media and public opinion, and finding new and better ways to exercise “Smart Power” abroad. Offered jointly by GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), the M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences. Is this program for you? The Global Communication program is ideal for those seeking to navigate the global information environment. The program is particularly attractive to students interested in, among other things: learning how to design effective advocacy and information campaigns around issues ranging from public health to national security; understanding the intersection between media, foreign affairs, and public opinion; and those interested in careers in public diplomacy and other forms of advocacy communication. [-]

Master of Arts in International Affairs

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The largest graduate program within the Elliott School, the MAIA program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the international arena. The program combines courses in both theory and practice, which are taught by renowned scholars and leading practitioners in the field of international affairs. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. The Elliott School’s M.A. program in International Affairs (MAIA) provides students an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of contemporary issues in international affairs and an in-depth knowledge of at least one specialty in a policy issue or regional area. The largest graduate program within the Elliott School, the MAIA program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the international arena. The program combines courses in both theory and practice, which are taught by renowned scholars and leading practitioners in the field of international affairs. Students can take advantage of numerous internship opportunities in the Washington, DC, area to supplement their academic training with relevant experience. MAIA alumni have careers in diplomacy, policy analysis, public service, non-profit organizations, business, security, conflict resolution, development, economic policy, and public health. Is this program for you? The MAIA program is ideal for students who want to deepen their knowledge of international affairs theory and practice, those who seek advanced careers in the international arena, and/or those who wish to add an international dimension to their educational and professional background. The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum combines foundation and elective courses selected to each student’s professional goals and intellectual interests. Most classes meet in the evening to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals or to encourage students to pursue daytime internships in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. [-]

Master of Arts in International Development Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School M.A. program in International Development Studies (IDS) prepares students for careers in international development through interdisciplinary coursework that includes economics, research methods, policy analysis, and management. [+]

Steps from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Elliott School engages the Washington and global policy communities in meaningful discussions of development policy. The Elliott School M.A. program in International Development Studies (IDS) prepares students for careers in international development through interdisciplinary coursework that includes economics, research methods, policy analysis, and management. This program trains the next generation of development practitioners, exposing them to the latest research, best practices from the field, and experiential learning opportunities. Is this program for you? The IDS program fosters its students to be engaged, morally intelligent, and committed to improving the human condition. IDS students are taught to think critically but creatively about development and are intensely engaged with today’s cutting-edge developmental issues. Most IDS students have some development experience, or at least experience in the developing world, and are seeking career advancement. The program also attracts some exceptional students who are new to development studies. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines foundation and elective courses selected to the student’s individual professional goals and intellectual interests. The program is structured as a cohort, where students take special courses exclusively offered to IDS students. Most classes meet in the evening to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, or to encourage students to pursue daytime internships and employment in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. [-]

Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. [+]

MA Programs 2017/2018 in Washington, D.C. USA. Despite impressive democratization and economic growth within much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, serious problems such as poverty, inequality, ethnic cleavage, crime, political violence, and illicit drug flows persist; while new issues, including those linked to climate change, resource competition, and natural disasters have emerged. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. The program’s design and location facilitate employment at a broad spectrum of organizations based in Washington, DC, as well as elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere. Is this program for you? LAHS is ideal for students seeking a rigorous academic program and an opportunity to develop professional skills for the workplace. The program’s curriculum combines required courses and electives selected to meet a student’s individual professional goals and intellectual interests. Classes meet in the evenings, accommodating the busy schedules of working professionals and allowing students to pursue daytime internships in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. [-]