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After earning a bachelor degree, a student may choose to pursue additional, specialized study in the humanities with a Master of Arts. The MA can be a terminal degree or lead to further education in a doctoral program. Students can expect to learn research techniques as well as the job skills needed for a career. What is an MA in Social Policy? There are many different possible tracks in this degr… Read more

After earning a bachelor degree, a student may choose to pursue additional, specialized study in the humanities with a Master of Arts. The MA can be a terminal degree or lead to further education in a doctoral program. Students can expect to learn research techniques as well as the job skills needed for a career.

What is an MA in Social Policy? There are many different possible tracks in this degree program, all of which are concerned with societal issues such as poverty, health, and politics. Examples of coursework include policy analysis, globalization, and research methods. Students can focus on local or international problems. It typically takes two years to earn this degree, and it commonly culminates in a thesis or dissertation on a topic applicable to the student’s focus area.

Graduates of an MA in Social Policy can develop a deeper understanding of the problems that face different societies. They also learn collaboration and negotiation, skills that impact everyday as well as professional life.

The tuition costs associated with enrolling in a Master of Arts in Social Policy are different for each school. There may also be fees for online coursework, lab work, or other optional programs. Students can contact schools of interest to learn more about the cost expectations.

There are numerous careers open to a graduate with an MA in Social Policy. Perhaps the most obvious is public or private administrators who create policies and programs. They can also become teachers, researchers, or journalists. Jobs in international relations, such as embassy liaisons, the Foreign Service, and foreign aid worker are good choices as well. This degree can even serve as an excellent background for lawyers.

There are many institutions around the world where students can earn an MA in Social Policy. For those who need flexible schedules, such as students who work full-time, there may be online options. 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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Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

The Program is designed to focus on key issues in policy for population and human development ranging from demography, population aging, migration, resources, and environment ... +

The Program is designed to focus on key issues in policy for population and human development ranging from demography, population aging, migration, resources, and environment relating to population changes, and public policy design. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
21 May 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Corvinus University of Budapest
Budapest, Hungary

This master’s program will introduce students to the theory and practice of family policies and public policies for human development. Students will learn to adopt an interdis ... +

This master’s program will introduce students to the theory and practice of family policies and public policies for human development. Students will learn to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to address complex socio-economic problems concerning the lives of families, such as a rapidly aging population and decreasing fertility trends. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Empire State College, State University of New York
Saratoga Springs, USA

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more ... +

The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for practitioners, managers, and administrators in public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policy more effective. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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University of Washington Bothell
Bothell, USA

Founded in 2001, the Master of Arts in Policy Studies is designed for a small cohort of students who seek to become agents of change through policy analysis, research, and imp ... +

Founded in 2001, the Master of Arts in Policy Studies is designed for a small cohort of students who seek to become agents of change through policy analysis, research, and implementation. The policy studies curriculum enables students to develop foundational skills in policy analysis and to apply those skills in policy arenas ranging from health care and the environment to labor and human rights. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 

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