Masters of Arts in Social Sciences

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Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

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M.A. International Relations

Webster University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. 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). LEARNING OUTCOMES Students who complete this program will be able to: Demonstrate a working knowledge of several subfields of the international relations discipline. Demonstrate strong research skills. Critically analyze international events and issues. Apply theories of international relations. Demonstrate effective written communication skills. Course Requirements Signed Application Form Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 550 | iBT 80 IELTS: 6.5 Pearson: 53 Undergraduate Transcripts Essay: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice OR Curriculum Vitae (CV) One Letter of Recommendation Certificate of Finance showing $Tuition plus $16,000 Copy of Passport ID Page Official University/College Transcripts (for Transfer Students) Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please contact your advisor for more information. [-]

M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity. [+]

Master in Asia Pacific StudiesThe University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity.As the Pacific Century unfolds, the MAPS Program is designed to serve the needs and schedules of both traditional graduate students and working professionals who seek an advanced education in East Asian cultures, economies and societies. With its interdisciplinary approach to the Asia Pacific region, MAPS prepares students for a broad spectrum of careers in the following areas:... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Science

Central Michigan University
Campus September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

The curriculum is designed to provide all students with rigorous academic training in the CMU political science graduate program and will prepare you for doctoral programs, law schools, or other graduate [+]

Master of Arts in Political Science

 

The curriculum is designed to provide all students with rigorous academic training in the CMU political science graduate program and will prepare you for doctoral programs, law schools, or other graduate programs.

 

This graduate program at CMU features:

 

Concentrations in U.S. and international politics; Hands-on research opportunities; Distinguished faculty members specializing in comparative politics, public policy, international relations, U.S. politics, and political theory; Conveniently scheduled evening and weekend courses; Access to extensive on-campus library resources; Speakers, workshops, and many other global connections; Graduate assistantships and financial aid. ... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Part time 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital. [+]

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital. This cooperative effort by these four universities permits the integration in a highly unique manner of different professional competencies, all of which are required when working with psychotically ill people. These include social work, social psychiatric, pharmacological, psychodynamic and somatic therapeutic competencies. Lecturers from all of the participating universities are involved in the structure and design of the study programme. They supervise and support the students during their studies, which not only convey specialist knowledge and expertise to them, but also encourage them to understand the psychodynamics of the therapeutic relationship in concrete work situations with psychotically ill people and to reflect on their own participation in this relationship. The study course has been accredited by ACQUIN® (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute). Organisation and Structure The Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" course is an eight-semester advance study course to be taken parallel to working full-time. The study course is intended for psychologists, doctors, social workers, pedagogues and members of other professions who have already gained professional experience and completed their first university degree qualifying them for their profession. The Berlin Higher... [-]

Master of Liberal Arts in Florida Studies

University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Saint Petersburg

The Florida Studies track of the Master of Liberal Arts Program allows students to sample a broad array of interdisciplinary classes. Students take Florida-based classes in the fields of History, English, Geography, Political Science, Journalism and Media Studies, and Anthropology. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. For everyone who lives, works, or studies in Florida, the best way to understand our state and the issues we face is to put them in the context of our history and distinctive regional culture. The Florida Studies Program brings together faculty from history, economics, geography, political science, anthropology, and other disciplines to create an integrated, in-depth exploration of our state’s changing identity as a part of the American South as well as a bridge to the Caribbean Basin. From environmental policy and resource management to political challenges and immigration reform, Florida presents distinctive issues that merit close attention. Students from any discipline can benefit from Florida Studies courses as they prepare for careers ranging from urban planning to social work, from historic preservation to international business. For anyone who is interested in how our state fits into matters of regional and global significance, this program presents the ideal opportunity to use the State of Florida as a teaching and research laboratory. Students admitted to the program take graduate classes toward pursuit of a Master of Liberal Arts in Florida Studies. Limited graduate assistantships are available to both new and continuing students. Program Description The Florida Studies track of the Master of Liberal Arts Program allows students to sample a broad array of interdisciplinary classes. Students take Florida-based classes in the fields of History, English, Geography, Political Science, Journalism and Media Studies, and Anthropology. Students will work closely with the program faculty who will approve... [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Somatic Psychology concentration at California Institute of Integral Studies is one of three accredited academic programs in the United States that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy. [+]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology The Somatic Psychology concentration at California Institute of Integral Studies is one of three accredited academic programs in the United States that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy. Students participate in a vibrant academic community where learning includes both didactic and experiential practices leading to the ability to work with clients holistically and effectively. After completing the program and other Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) requirements for licensure, graduates are prepared to do counseling psychology in both private practice and agency settings. Since its inception in 1980, the Somatic Psychology program has developed a unique learning environment that combines experiential work, rigorous academics, research, and a deep commitment to community. Students in the Somatic Psychology program at CIIS learn a counseling approach that combines traditional practice and understanding with attention to the crucial role of the body in the structure and process of the psyche. The program teaches a developmental sociocultural perspective that explores how embodied affect, expression, identity, and interaction are formed both in families and in communities of participation outside of the family of origin. WHAT IS SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY? Somatic Psychotherapies combine traditional approaches to counseling, including dream work, talk, interpretation, and reflection, with experiential explorations. The underlying insight in somatic psychotherapies is that we enact self-feeling, identity, and connection with others through bodily means. We reach out or pull away, are warm or cold to people, are emotional or restricted in our... [-]

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 Degrees in Social Sciences. 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. The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. http://www.thechicagoschool.edu/why-us/accreditation/ [-]

Master of Arts in Intelligence

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

This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. [+]

Program Objectives This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. Similarities and differences with intelligence inside the US will also be included. The program will also focus on the interdependence of the symbiotic relationships between the elements of intelligence and interrelationships with other national security practitioners at many levels of policymaking and implementation – from grand strategy formulation to enhancing military strength and guile as in Information Operations. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft and culture of the elements of intelligence and evaluate the profession of each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges, identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence, and lessons learned about how intelligence as both an input into policy and as an instrument of policy may be able to advance US interests globally and regionally. Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. [-]

Master of Arts in Peace Studies: Religions in Times of Conflict

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Italy Rome

This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation. The M.A. in Peace Studies utilizes the unique location of The American University of Rome to provide students the opportunity to study the development of religious institutions, their teachings and practices, in connection with the ever changing social context. Through this program, students will develop an understanding of various traditions that shaped many cultures of today’s globalizing world. They will learn about religious and political ideas that are critical for understanding and resolving tensions and conflicts across the globe. One of the key aims of the program is to equip future scholars and professionals with conceptual as well as practical tools for articulating a constructive role of religion in contemporary societies, and working in the areas of conflict resolution, intercultural and interreligious dialogue (especially in those societies in which particular religious traditions still have a strong impact on shaping the social, cultural and political spheres). It is clear that religion is gaining significance again in the contemporary globalizing world. Apart from positive aspects of globalization, it is clear that intolerance, fundamentalism and religiously motivated conflicts have not been overcome. It is important to understand relevant religious traditions, their structure,... [-]

Master of Arts in Sociology

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The department will begin a Master of Arts in Sociology degree course expected to be run through executive and hybrid modes soon after obtaining accreditation from TCU. [+]

The department will begin a Master of Arts in Sociology degree course expected to be run through executive and hybrid modes soon after obtaining accreditation from TCU. [-]

MA in Psychology

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. [+]

MA in Psychology

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules.

The course has been accredited by the PSI and is designed for students with prior experiences in psychology and research methods (e.g., BA Joint Honours). This prior experience should be comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).

The MA Psychology provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications and is therefore partly a conversion course. The undergraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology (Education and Health Science); the postgraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology, the Department of Design and Technology (Faculty and Science and Engineering), the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations (Kemmy Business School), and the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department (Faculty of Education and Health Sciences).... [-]


MA in American Studies

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from having excellent English language skills – have a specialised knowledge in the history, politics, society, culture, language, and literature of the United States. [+]

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from having excellent English language skills – have a specialised knowledge in the history, politics, society, culture, language, and literature of the United States. With this aim in mind, the MA programme in American Studies seeks to impart its graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be fruitfully utilised in both private and public sector establishments interested in the communication and/or representation of American values and interests. The two-year long programme does not confer teaching qualifications. Students are eligible for admission to PhD programmes. Strength of program Students will acquire: a sound knowledge of and fluency in American English (oral and written, academic style) in-depth knowledge of the culture, history, and literature of the United States. Career opportunities Our graduates also find jobs in the sectors of journalism and media, education, tourism, marketing and advertising, banking and accountancy, publishing and broadcasting, and at governmental organizations. Job examples Journalist, media expert, teacher, marketing and advertising manager, specialist in diplomatic affairs. Admission requirements - Language requirement TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 550-583 or TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test): 79-93 or IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 or CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): C1 [-]

MA in Ocean Governance

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. Ocean Governance is a topic of increasing significance and concern in the 21st century. The 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention and other International law instruments are useful tools that safeguard the rule of International Maritime law. Notwithstanding their valuable contribution emerging international concerns, essentially based on the escalating crisis of unsustainability, instigate an urgent need to explore new trans-disciplinary approaches on ocean governance,. Evidently, a more comprehensive, legal framework is required to improve the manner in which States and their nationals maintain the rule of law in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction and in regulating anthropogenic activities affecting the ocean and its resources. Emerging issues and threats, such as global maritime security, the sustainable use of the oceans and their resources, as well as linkages between natural sciences, socio-economic requirements and the law, necessitate a multidisciplinary approach for promoting learning and research on ocean governance. This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. The Master’s in Ocean Governance serves to further enhance the development of learning and research in the field of marine resource management and maritime security from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this era of globalization and sectoral integration, capacity building in the... [-]

MA in International Relations

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time 15 months March 2018 Thailand Bangkok

The Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University Thailand is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of global issues and relevant international relations challenges, all within the context of a changing world culture. [+]

The Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University Thailand is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of global issues and relevant international relations challenges, all within the context of a changing world culture. In-depth learning, real-life experience, and critical analysis are all part of the dynamic, up-to-date course structure and curriculum. Students explore the latest international relations theories through case studies and specialized projects. Tutors with expertise in a range of individual fields, guest lecturers, and trips to international organizations allow you to delve into complex real-world issues whilst discovering different perspectives. Meanwhile, the international makeup of the faculty and student body culture inspires healthy debate, encourages appreciation and tolerance of diversity, and enhances diplomacy and communication. Students are also involved with helping to organize high-profile conferences focused on international relations. The MA International Relations at Webster University Thailand focuses on Foreign Policy, International Law, and Humanitarian Affairs, incorporating study in areas such as migration and refugee issues. Coursework covers Economic Development and World Politics, as well as Humanitarian Action, analyzing the complexities of globalization. Well-equipped to successfully enter business, education, and public affairs, graduates of this program are career-ready for roles in government agencies, NGOs, INGOs, MNCs and intergovernmental organizations. Program Description The master of arts (MA) in international relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights,... [-]

MA in European Public Law and Politics

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. Duration (years): 1.5 έτη Qualification Awarded: Ευρωπαϊκό Δημόσιο Δίκαιο και Πολιτική (MA, 1.5 έτη ή 3 εξάμηνα) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master Degree) Language of Instruction: Ελληνική Mode of Study: Πλήρης/ μερική φοίτηση Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. Σκοπός του Προγράμματος είναι να παράσχει τη δυνατότητα για δι-επιστημονική προσέγγιση, εμβάθυνση και εξειδίκευση στη γνωστική ενότητα που συγκροτείται από τα γνωστικά αντικείμενα/πεδία του Δημοσίου και του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαίου, της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας, της Πολιτικής Επιστήμης, των Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών και άλλα αντικείμενα που εντάσσονται στο ευρύτερο πεδίο των Πολιτικών Επιστημών. Η συστηματική, μεταπτυχιακού επιπέδου κατάρτιση στα παραπάνω γνωστικά αντικείμενα μπορεί να αποτελέσει κρίσιμο εφόδιο για άτομα που στοχεύουν να εργαστούν σε πλήθος τομέων, οργανισμών και επαγγελμάτων. Ενδεικτικά, τα εφόδια που θα αποκομίζουν οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος θα είναι χρήσιμα: 1. Σε ανώτερα ή κατώτερα στελέχη της Δημόσιας Υπηρεσίας και διαφόρων κρατικών ή ημι-κρατικών οργανισμών. 2. Σε στελέχη διεθνών οργανισμών, όπως η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης κ.λπ. 3. Σε στελέχη Μη-Κυβερνητικών Οργανισμών, διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας. 4. Σε μέλη του διπλωματικού σώματος και σε άλλους εργαζομένους σε Πρεσβείες ή άλλες Υπηρεσίες και Οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων. 5. Σε εκείνους που πρόκειται να ασκήσουν πρακτικά τη νομική επιστήμη, είτε ως δικηγόροι, είτε ως νομικοί σύμβουλοι σε εταιρείες και σε... [-]