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Master of Art Programs in Research Methodologies

A Master of Arts (MA) is a postgraduate degree awarded to students who have completed their bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate courses relevant to particular fields of study. Individuals who earn master’s degrees often find better career opportunities in their chosen fields. A person with this type of degree may also decide to continue on to a doctoral program. What is an MA in Resear… Read more

A Master of Arts (MA) is a postgraduate degree awarded to students who have completed their bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate courses relevant to particular fields of study. Individuals who earn master’s degrees often find better career opportunities in their chosen fields. A person with this type of degree may also decide to continue on to a doctoral program.

What is an MA in Research Methodologies? Students who decide to pursue this degree typically focus on courses that teach them about research methods in the social sciences, how to build bodies of evidence with qualitative and quantitative methods, linear models, educational statistics and evaluation research. Most colleges and universities also ask that students take several hours' worth of elective courses. Courses take between one year and five years to complete, depending on how many a student takes at one time.

A person who obtains a degree in research methodologies learns skills that not only transfer between careers but are helpful in everyday life as well. Problem solving and data analysis allow graduates to work in a variety of fields. Communication and organizational skills are also useful both in and out of work.

The cost to obtain a Master’s in Research Methodologies varies. It greatly depends on the country in which students attend school and which college or university they choose to enroll in. Longer programs usually cost more as well.

Those who complete this postgraduate program may take on jobs with titles such as data analyst, director of analytics or research analyst. Private, public and nonprofit companies and organizations all have a need for people with research methodologies degrees. Graduates may go on to work for the government, small businesses, large corporations or hospitals. Colleges often need researchers as well, and some need professors to teach the next generation of students about research methodologies. Research jobs are available across nearly every industry, making for a wide range of choices.

Courses for earning a Master of Arts in Research Methodologies may be available in your local area. Plenty of colleges also provide online courses for their students. 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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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, USA

The Research M.A. focuses on developing tools in mass communication research and typically leads to enrollment in a doctoral program. Coursework should provide background and ... +

The Research M.A. focuses on developing tools in mass communication research and typically leads to enrollment in a doctoral program. Coursework should provide background and training in an appropriate mixture of communication theory and analytical tools; solid grasp of theory and methods should be evident in the student’s M.A. thesis. The student defends the thesis before a three-person certification committee in an oral examination at the end of the program. -
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