MAs in Social Sciences

Compare 595 Master of Art Degrees in Social Sciences

A master’s degree is often considered the next step for students who have already earned their bachelor’s degree. A Master of Arts focuses more intensely on a specific field of study or occupation, generally in the humanities.

What is an MA in Social Sciences? Students of this degree find their courses focus on making a change in the world around them. Classes typically cover the understanding the structures of society and the ways that citizens fit into that structure, then applying that knowledge to induce positive results. Students usually participate in a mixture of independent study, collaborative projects, and professional networking when pursuing this master’s degree. From social sciences, many students branch out into specialized areas such as gender studies, sociology, and political science.

Students of the social sciences stand to gain a broad range of skills. For example, psychoanalytical skills can provide them with insight into the people around them, improving their interpersonal relationships. The skill of analyzing world events puts students in a better position to educate those around them as to these events’ significance, and the ability to understand the interactions of government and society enables them to promote positive social change.

Costs for earning an MA in Social Sciences vary widely from location to location and program to program. Because so many schools now offer online education, an online choice may have its own variations in cost as well.

As diverse as the field of social sciences is, the career opportunities open to its graduates are equally diverse. Students may choose to become psychotherapists, employing a range of approaches from traditional psychology to spiritual meditation, depending on their area of study. Other students may find themselves becoming anthropologists, using their research into humanity to promote a better future for world citizens. Still other students could become specialists in international relations, turning their knowledge to policy implementation or peacebuilding efforts between nations.

Whether the student prefers online or on-site education, schools around the world offer the chance to earn an MA in Social Sciences. To learn more, 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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Master of Arts in International Development

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Online Full time Open Enrollment USA Winona

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you. Blend theory with practical knowledge to focus your skills on greater humanitarian results with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Master's in International Development. [+]

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you.

International Development requires a combination of innovative thinking and the ability to act in an evolving world. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota understands this, combining more than 100 years of Lasallian education with real-world practitioners who have worked on social development, microfinance, global education, and more. Our courses blend theory with true "boots on the ground" practicality for a perfect balance of thoughtfulness and action. The online M.A. in International Development program consists of 39 credit, or 13 courses of 3 credit hours each and the program typically takes about 2.5 years to complete... [-]


M.A. International Relations

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA Saint Louis

The master's degree in international relations at Webster University is unique for a number of reasons. Students are able to take advantage of Webster’s global footprint by studying abroad at Webster campuses throughout the world and are taught by faculty who are noted scholars and practitioners in the field. [+]

M.A. International Relations

The master's degree in international relations at Webster University is unique for a number of reasons. Students are able to take advantage of Webster’s global footprint by studying abroad at Webster campuses throughout the world and are taught by faculty who are noted scholars and practitioners in the field.

International relations students at Webster have gone on to work for Meds for Kids, Boeing, ABB, Enterprise, the Associate Ministry of Coordination and Competitiveness in Ecuador, the United States Army, and as a preparatoria teacher in Honduras. Other graduates have gone on to practice law and work in academia (for example, at Washington University in St. Louis). ... [-]


Master in Human Rights Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. [+]

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community.

Program Features

The only opportunity in the US to receive a master’s degree in human rights education. Rich in-class learning experiences with expert faculty blended with opportunities for practical work in schools and community organizations in the Bay Area.

Pedagogy aimed at addressing inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual identity, religion, and nation.

OUR STUDENTS

Our students arrive at USF as educators, filmmakers, community organizers, after-school program directors, and more, eager to explore new ways of reading the world using a human rights framework.... [-]


MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation. [+]

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation.

The full-time MA Childhood and Youth Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. As well as (30 credit) taught units of study, this course also provides opportunities to gain practical experience in UK educational contexts (via optional unit choice), and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.... [-]


M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. [+]

Program Details

Our two-year, 28-unit program provides knowledge and analysis of the societies, history, literature, economics, and politics of the world's most dynamic region. The 28 credits typically consist of five to six core courses, a capstone project, and two elective courses.

Classes are held in the late afternoon or evening, Monday through Thursday, which provides students the flexibility to balance their graduate studies with work and personal responsibilities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the MAPS Program will be able to demonstrate:

an ability to apply research tools and methods to analyze critically topics within class disciplines and contemporary interdisciplinary fields of Asia Pacific Studies. an understanding of sociocultural histories and traditions, political and economic patterns of development, organizational practices and behaviors, and contemporary events as evidenced in the Asia Pacific region. oral and written proficiency in an Asian language corresponding to the fourth semester of USF undergraduate courses, or the equivalent level in languages not taught at USF. practical experience in Asia-Pacific related contexts via opportunities for academic and professional development such as internships, fieldwork, conferences, symposia, public programs, class excursions and other types of experiential learning. Program of Study ... [-]

MA International Relations

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs with a rigorous interdisciplinary approach. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. [+]

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs with a rigorous interdisciplinary approach. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively.

You will take an interdisciplinary approach to your studies, integrating historical examples and theories from areas such as international relations, international political economy, sociology, psychology and history.

Why should I choose this programme?

Traditional issues such as war and peace, strategy and diplomacy are still at the heart of world affairs. However, the issues of human rights, climate change and the environment, migration, globalisation, global civil society, terrorism and many others present even more complex and intriguing challenges which future scholars and practitioners of international relations will have to address. The programme aims to prepare you for an exciting career in the fast-moving and uncertain world of global politics, able to meet the challenges of tomorrow.... [-]


MA in International Relations and European-Asian Studies

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Estonia Tallinn

The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Pre-Requisites: Bachelor degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences is preferred, but not strictly required) Tuition fees and scholarships: 1 ECTS = 55 EUR. Nominal study load per 1 year = 60 ECTS/€3300, 1 tuition fee waiver scholarship available that guarantees free studies. Detailed information about the scholarship is available here Number of places available: 15

The programme is directed to anyone interested in foreign politics as well as international economic relations and basic legal issues. Each and every student has to take the core courses in both European and Asian studies. All students are required to study either French or German. In addition, several other European languages as well as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean can be taken as free electives.... [-]


MA International Relations

Durham University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Durham

This programme combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, [+]

Description

This programme combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, and other schools such as Modern Languages and Cultures. The particular interests reflected in the choice of options may then be developed through the researching and writing of a dissertation.

Through the programme, you will gain advanced knowledge and understanding of:

The extent to which an international community has developed and the driving forces shaping its development Factors determining humanitarian interventions The processes of globalisation in the political, economic, cultural and scientific fields The governance role of international organisations How the degree of integration of countries into the international political and economic system varies and the determinants of those variations Historical and/or contemporary issues and debates in the politics and political economy of specific states and/or areas and/or international institutions and organisations Regime analysis and the concept of soft power governance An appropriate topic in international politics of their choice Course Structure ... [-]

Marriage and Family Therapy, MA

Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years September 2018 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. Syracuse University's MFT program carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients. [+]

Description

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (M.F.T.) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. The M.F.T. program at Syracuse University carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients.

Students gain a solid knowledge of marriage and family therapy theory and techniques. Students get extensive hands-on training, both at the Couple and Family Therapy Center, an on-campus clinical training and research facility, and at local community sites.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Finland Turku

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies. [+]

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HOW DO SOCIETIES REACT AND ADJUST TO CULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES?

For example, in what ways can digitalization contribute to the preservation and transmission of cultural heritage or minority languages? How do the Baltic and Arctic sea areas work as a laboratory for provisioning and adapting to global changes? What can we learn from Nordic experience? What are the tools and best practices to enhance resilience?

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sustainable Cultural Heritage

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Italy Rome

The preservation and protection of, and public/tourist access to, the world's cultural heritage is has become one of the most challenging and pressing issues for many countries across the globe. Could you help to shape and develop the new professionalism in this area and both safeguard our heritage and inspire innovative policy and practice within the field? [+]

The M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage trains graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its long-term viability.

Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world provides a better base to prepare a student for a career in this field.

Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. Those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities across many areas of expertise.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology in English

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

This M.A. programme explores one of the most differentiated and contemporary perspectives of the human psyche, as indeed for one of the most modern of the human sciences. As a science of the unconscious, psychoanalysis is not just a therapeutic method. [+]

This M.A. programme explores one of the most differentiated and contemporary perspectives of the human psyche, as indeed for one of the most modern of the human sciences. As a science of the unconscious, psychoanalysis is not just a therapeutic method. It also represents a theory of science and knowledge, one that is located between the natural sciences and the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences, and which connects these lines of tradition in an innovative, forward-thinking manner.

With our Master programme, a unique, multi-layered study course is waiting for you that will prepare you for an equally diverse professional life and career. The study course’s clinical direction, which focuses on psychodynamic-psychoanalytical approaches, provides solid education and training in research methods. At the same time, this is broadened on a fundamental level with in-depth knowledge of non-clinical application areas of psychological and psychoanalytical thinking.... [-]


M.A. Counseling Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.

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M.P.A./M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations (Dual Degree)

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time September 2018 USA South Orange

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the Master of Public Administration. The dual degree equips professionals to respond to the challenges of public sector administration in a global environment. [+]

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the Master of Public Administration. The dual degree equips professionals to respond to the challenges of public sector administration in a global environment. The joint program can be completed in 60 credits, instead of the 84 credits required to complete the two programs separately.

Curriculum

Diplomacy and International Relations Component (21 credits)

DIPL 6000 - International Relations Theory DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180 - Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6005 - International Organizations or Public International Law DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155 - International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations DIPL XXXX - Electives (9 credits) ... [-]

M.A. in Business Psychology

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt am Main + 3 more

A consecutive master’s programme taught in English at HMKW Berlin and in German at HMKW's Cologne campus [+]

MA in Business Psychology

Name

Business Psychology

Start

October start, Berlin and Cologne

Features

Specialising in the theory and practice of business psychology, with a non-clinical, analytical and consultancy oriented perspective that is highly relevant to the job market

Language

English (Berlin) or German (Cologne)

Learning Outcomes

Ability to analyse from a business psychology standpoint issues related to human resources, industrial, organizational and other business related processes, within a research or practitioner/consultancy context

Applicants

Graduates of general or specialised psychological studies programmes... [-]