Master of Arts Degree in Social Sciences in Canada

Compare MA Degrees in Social Sciences in Canada 2018/2019

Social Sciences

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 .

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.

Top Master of Art Programs in Social Sciences in Canada 2018/2019

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Master of Arts in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies (MAIIS)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies. [+]

Overview of Program

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies.

Purpose

The purpose of this degree is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in a context where three major monotheistic faith traditions meet North American Indigenous traditions and vice versa. The degree will prepare students to participate in an increasingly pluralistic world and equip them to meet the challenges of religious diversity.

Primary goals of the program

To enhance theological expertise that is interdisciplinary in nature and cross-cultural in expression. To foster innovative theological research, transcending comparative study, to develop integrative faith-based knowledge and skills which address critical local and global needs in such areas as ecology, conflict, colonialism and globalization. To acknowledge the historical and contemporary role of the indigenous North American spiritual and intellectual tradition(s) as a world religion. To equip people for engagement in Indigenous and inter-religious community life. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2019 Canada Victoria

The Royal Roads approach to conflict analysis and management is unique in that it reflects the full spectrum from interpersonal to international conflict. We view conflict as neither good nor bad, but as a necessary element of all relationships. Conflict exists everywhere and opportunities exist to work with it, change it, and utilize it. [+]

Overview

The Royal Roads approach to conflict analysis and management is unique in that it reflects the full spectrum from interpersonal to international conflict. We view conflict as neither good nor bad, but as a necessary element of all relationships. Conflict exists everywhere and opportunities exist to work with it, change it, and utilize it.

Our program focuses on both the theory and understanding of the effects of conflict. We provide you with the skills to work with conflict, and we help you create a self-awareness of what your role is within that system of conflict and how you can have an impact to make a difference. You will be introduced to a wide range of skills – facilitation, negotiation, mediation, and others – and learn to appreciate the strengths and limitations of them all.... [-]


Master of Arts in Justice Studies

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2019 Canada Victoria

Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, our unique program is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to help you deal with ever-evolving problems in action-oriented, solution-focused and context-specific ways. [+]

Overview

This program is subject to final approval by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.

In a changing and increasingly interdependent justice sector, expanding your knowledge is key to success in an evolving justice landscape.

Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, our unique program is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to help you deal with ever-evolving problems in action-oriented, solution-focused and context-specific ways.

The MA in Justice Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem-focused approach to justice. Recognizing the multi-problematic aspects of complex social issues, this transdisciplinary approach is essential in understanding the complexity of a problem and in developing effective solutions often missed under more traditional approaches to justice.... [-]


Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2019 Canada Victoria

This intensive two-year interdisciplinary program is for current or aspiring professionals interested in advancing their skills in the field of international humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, capacity building, and peacebuilding. In this program, you will learn how to build sustainable peace in complex settings, both at home and across the globe. Learn to advance human security by understanding the short- and long-term needs of an affected population to create strategic plans and operational programs. [+]

Overview

The MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding program is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that responds to the increasing demand for leadership in humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, conflict management and peacebuilding in international contexts. Peacebuilding is viewed as a broad concept which emphasizes social transformation integrating short-term (development) initiatives into long-term, sustainable peace processes. The program provides working professionals, or those aspiring to work in the field, with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to help restore peace and civil society in post-conflict contexts.

A one-year Graduate Diploma in Human Security & Peacebuilding is also offered.... [-]


Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication

Royal Roads University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 18 - 22 months March 2019 Canada Victoria + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program, designed for students who want to pursue a communication career in our increasingly diversified and globalized world. [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program, designed for students who want to pursue a communication career in our increasingly diversified and globalized world.

Catering to the growing demand for strategic- and independent-thinking communication professionals able to assist organizations to respond to the rapidly changing global environment, graduates will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in complex circumstances, making use of diverse media and communication genres, and engaging different audiences across multiple cultural settings. Students will explore intercultural and international communication theory, academic writing and communication, media relations in a global context, public affairs and advocacy, social marketing, and more.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sociology

Nipissing University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Canada Toronto + 1 more

The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology – Applied Social Research degree will focus on the application of social theories and research methodologies that assist in understanding and addressing the social problems and challenges of northern and rural communities, including Indigenous communities, in Canada and around the world. The program brings together faculty expertise in Sociology, Health and Populations Studies, Gerontology, Anthropology, Science and Environmental Studies, and Criminology and Criminal Justice. [+]

Master of Arts in Sociology - Applied Social Research in our School of Graduate Studies

The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology – Applied Social Research degree will focus on the application of social theories and research methodologies that assist in understanding and addressing the social problems and challenges of northern and rural communities, including Indigenous communities, in Canada and around the world. The program brings together faculty expertise in Sociology, Health and Populations Studies, Gerontology, Anthropology, Science and Environmental Studies, and Criminology and Criminal Justice. Active involvement in the community, government agency partners, a curriculum of research-intensive courses, and practicum placements will provide you with the theoretical foundations and quantitative and qualitative research skills to undertake applied research, evaluation and policy studies in government, not-for-profit and private organizations. There are three required courses that are the foundation of the degree and include: SOCI 5106 Advanced Sociological Theory; SOCI 5216 Research Design; and either SOCI 5217 Quantitative Analysis or SOCI 5417 Qualitative Analysis. You will be well prepared for more advanced studies in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the doctoral level.... [-]


Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge offers a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and rigorous Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies. Our faculty also teach and supervise students in the CSPT program (MA and Ph.D. levels). [+]

About

The Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge offers a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and rigorous Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies. Our faculty also teach and supervise students in the CSPT program (MA and Ph.D. levels). We have expertise in the following areas:

Gender and Global Migration Reproductive Justice Critical Race & Sexualities in Law & Culture Marriage & Kinship Feminist Constitutionalism Human Rights & Political Economies Indigenous Women & Settler Colonialism Women & Spirituality

Our faculty is united through common themes in their research agendas, most notably interrogating issues of power embedded in and exercised by national states within complex transnational relationships. Whether our research is conducted locally, nationally or globally, by ourselves on individual projects that are small scale, or in partnership with national and transnational projects, we consistently disseminate our work through networks of feminist and allied scholars and build strong working relationships across disciplines.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sociology

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The MA program in the Department of Sociology is a two-year graduate program designed to provide students an intellectually stimulating and vibrant academic environment to enhance their “sociological thinking” through graduate-level coursework and thesis-based research. Each year, we seek to admit a small number of interested, enthusiastic, and qualified students. Since our cohorts are small, students in our program benefit from close mentorship opportunities with supportive and interested faculty. Students also benefit from flexibility in course offerings and personal attention in designing a program aligned with their individual research interests. [+]

About

The MA program in the Department of Sociology is a two-year graduate program designed to provide students an intellectually stimulating and vibrant academic environment to enhance their “sociological thinking” through graduate-level coursework and thesis-based research. Each year, we seek to admit a small number of interested, enthusiastic, and qualified students.

Since our cohorts are small, students in our program benefit from close mentorship opportunities with supportive and interested faculty. Students also benefit from flexibility in course offerings and personal attention in designing a program aligned with their individual research interests. Typically, students will require a bachelor’s degree in Sociology to be admitted into the program, but a bachelor’s degree from other cognate disciplines, combined with a planned program of research grounded in sociological inquiry, will also be considered. Applicants are required to contact a potential supervisor prior to applying to the program to ensure suitability of their proposed research and to confirm a willingness on the part of the faculty member to act as their supervisor.... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Science

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science. Graduate students interested in Political Science should apply to do an MA in Political Science and NOT to the Cultural, Social and Political Thought program as the Department does not participate in the CSPT Program. [+]

About

The Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science. Graduate students interested in Political Science should apply to do an MA in Political Science and NOT to the Cultural, Social and Political Thought program as the Department does not participate in the CSPT Program.

Because of the small number of faculty members and graduate students, graduate programs are individually created for each graduate student. Students typically complete four or more graduate-level courses, usually through independent studies or by sitting in on 4000-level undergraduate courses and completing additional work. Besides the coursework, students must complete a thesis, following the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the major are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to install the intellectual and practical tools to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major will demonstrate a range of professional skills (e.g., peer review, public presentations, critical thinking) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that makes significant contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge. [+]

About

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience.

The overall academic aims of the major are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to install the intellectual and practical tools to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major will demonstrate a range of professional skills (e.g., peer review, public presentations, critical thinking) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that makes significant contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge.... [-]


Master of Arts in Anthropology

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Anthropology Department at the University of Lethbridge has expertise in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology. We offer a fieldwork-based MA program with seminars through the Cultural, Social and Political Thought interdisciplinary graduate program and Independent Studies seminars with members of the Anthropology Department. Faculty in our department research on a range of topics, including the anthropology of policy and governance; anthropology of happiness and wellbeing; environmental anthropology; race, ethnicity and indigeneity; anthropology of childhood; psychological anthropology; medical anthropology; anthropology and archaeology of food; origins of social complexity and social inequality; anthropology of ritual and religion; anthropology of development; and urban anthropology. We research in diverse settings, including South-east Asia, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Spain, Mali, Aotearoa/New Zealand, United States and Canada. [+]

About

The Anthropology Department at the University of Lethbridge has expertise in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology. We offer a fieldwork-based MA program with seminars through the Cultural, Social and Political Thought interdisciplinary graduate program and Independent Studies seminars with members of the Anthropology Department.

Faculty in our department research on a range of topics, including the anthropology of policy and governance; anthropology of happiness and wellbeing; environmental anthropology; race, ethnicity and indigeneity; anthropology of childhood; psychological anthropology; medical anthropology; anthropology and archaeology of food; origins of social complexity and social inequality; anthropology of ritual and religion; anthropology of development; and urban anthropology. We research in diverse settings, including South-east Asia, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Spain, Mali, Aotearoa/New Zealand, United States and Canada.... [-]


MA in Counselling Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology provides a foundation in counseling psychology theory and methodology. Along with coursework, the program offers hands-on, supervised training in counseling psychology techniques. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a wide variety of community mental health positions in the public and private sectors. [+]

MA in Counselling Psychology

The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology provides a foundation in counseling psychology theory and methodology. Along with coursework, the program offers hands-on, supervised training in counseling psychology techniques. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a wide variety of community mental health positions in the public and private sectors.

This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education for a renewed 5-year term effective November 14, 2011, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the following criteria:... [-]


MA in Industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Online Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology is the study of individuals in the workplace. As one of the fastest growing psychology specialties, professionals in this field learn to apply methods of [+]

MA in Industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology

Industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology is the study of individuals in the workplace. As one of the fastest growing psychology specialties, professionals in this field learn to apply methods of psychology to issues of critical relevance to business and industry, including talent management, coaching, leadership development, program evaluation, training, organizational change, team building, and work-life balance. Many I/O psychology professionals also work as consultants with contemporary organizations or government agencies addressing organizational challenges such as change management, workplace diversity, and employee development and engagement.... [-]


MA in Military Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Online Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [+]

MA in Military Psychology

The Adler School is poised to offer this program beginning fall 2013, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The discipline of military psychology makes an impact in a variety of ways:

• Providing specialized training in military psychology for Medical Service Officers, Medics, Corpsmen (Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard), as well as BSN nurses, and bachelor level Behavioral Health Specialist in the Military.

• Enhancing the training and leadership outcomes of non-commissioned and commissioned officers, especially as it relates to personnel management.... [-]


MA in Sport and Health Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

In the sports industry, issues such as eating disorders, ethical compromises, steroid and substance abuse problems, elitism, and exceedingly high expectations can sometimes negatively impact the health and well-being of athletes. [+]

MA in Sport and Health Psychology

In the sports industry, issues such as eating disorders, ethical compromises, steroid and substance abuse problems, elitism, and exceedingly high expectations can sometimes negatively impact the health and well-being of athletes. In the Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology (MACSH) program, you’ll obtain a foundation in the theories and methods of counseling psychology related to maximizing clients’ health and sports performance. The program’s training will enable you to work in a variety of areas, including obesity prevention and treatment, exercise promotion and adherence, prevention of select diseases, athlete performance enhancement, and more.... [-]