Master of Arts Degree in Social Sciences in California in USA

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Social Sciences

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

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.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Santa Clara University - School Of Education & Counseling Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 USA Santa Clara

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Master of Arts program for students. Students may opt to include any of our three emphasis areas in Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, or Latino Counseling to their degree. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students not electing an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives to expand their knowledge in various areas. [+]

Units: 90 quarter units (3 quarter units = 2-semester units) Program Length: 3 years(full-time) Tracks: LPCC, MFT, LPCC/MFT, and No Track Emphasis Options: Latino counseling, correctional psychology, and health psychology Start Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Instructional Method: On campus

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Master of Arts program for students. Students may opt to include any of our three emphasis areas in Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, or Latino Counseling to their degree. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students not electing an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives to expand their knowledge in various areas.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Relations

San Francisco State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

To receive serious consideration, applicants will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with relevant coursework and a grade point average of at least 3.3 (out of 4.0) in the last 60 units of undergraduate study. [+]

Admission to Program

To receive serious consideration, applicants will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with relevant coursework and a grade point average of at least 3.3 (out of 4.0) in the last 60 units of undergraduate study. Students below the 3.3 GPA threshold may still receive consideration if the other elements of their application portfolio are strong.

Applicants who have taken appropriate undergraduate courses in international relations could be admitted without conditions. Applicants without an appropriate background in international relations may be admitted conditionally and must meet conditions before taking graduate level courses.

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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Sofia University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 USA Palo Alto + 1 more

Sofia’s Masters in Counseling Psychology curriculum meets the educational and pre-degree clinical training requirements for both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC), as established by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. [+]

With a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Sofia University, you will have the education and pre-degree training to pursue licensure as a clinician skilled in whole-person approaches to health and healing. Moreover, you will learn to care for your own growth and well-being in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere.

Program Highlights

In addition to providing the educational and pre-degree clinical training requirements for both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC), Sofia University’s MACP program offers:

Both on-campus and low-residency (online) formats. Education shaped by a collaborative cohort experience. Experiential transpersonal skill-building labs. Optional specialization in Creative Expression. Four quarters of clinical experience before graduation. Focus on individual, child, couple and family therapy. Professional preparation for both public and private practice. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology (on-campus)

Sofia University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Palo Alto

Sofia University’s Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology (MATP) degree is a two-year on-campus program created to allow you to engage in your own personal development while preparing for doctoral-level study and professional applications of transpersonal practices and principles. [+]

On-Campus Program

Sofia University’s Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology (MATP) degree is a two-year on-campus program created to allow you to engage in your own personal development while preparing for doctoral-level study and professional applications of transpersonal practices and principles. If you are a self-motivated learner who grapples with the challenges of our time and seeks to make a positive change in the world, this program is for you. Transformative learning is the foundation of the program, and our graduates serve as change agents, healers, and transpersonal scholars. This life-transforming program is taught by leading faculty in transpersonal psychology who serve as mentors and guides in both the classroom and research settings. Our faculty publishes in diverse areas of inquiry including exceptional human experiences, consciousness studies, creativity, comparative religions, and the interface of cultural studies and transpersonal psychology. Our distinctive balance of scholarly study, experiential learning, and professional development serves to support you in finding ways to take transformational concepts and practices into the world to promote social change and healing in a variety of settings.... [-]


M.A. in Intercultural Studies (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

Biola University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The M.A. in Intercultural Studies is designed to equip students both for careers in cross-cultural or multicultural environments and for ministries associated with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in cultures other than one’s own. [+]

M.A. in Intercultural Studies (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

The M.A. in Intercultural Studies is designed to equip students both for careers in cross-cultural or multicultural environments and for ministries associated with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in cultures other than one’s own. At the end of the program, graduates should be able to do the following:

Demonstrate their capacity to live and work in environments or cultures different than their own; Articulate a crosscultural or international perspective with respect to their professional training (e.g., in teaching, medicine, business, or development); Produce written studies and reports manifesting their familiarity with the analytical and research tools available (particularly in the social sciences) and demonstrating their abilities to assess and adapt their objectives and activities to the cultural realities of their working environments; Communicate a clear understanding of the dynamic nature of the gospel, the spiritual and cultural traits of a growing church, the deeply intertwined relationship between the gospel and culture in which God’s self-revelation was given in culture, how it is now communicated across cultures, and how it is being faithfully lived out in appropriate contextualized acts of allegiance to the God of creation; and Manifest godliness of character, personal standards of integrity and morality, concern for human rights and justice, and a passion for the reconciliation of humanity with their Creator. ... [-]

M.A. in Anthropology (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

Biola University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The Master of Arts in Anthropology degree is designed for those students who desire advanced training in the study of people in culture preparatory to careers in the teaching of anthropology, serving as anthropological consultants to cross-cultural agencies or research into and the application of anthropological methods of inquiry to contemporary issues associated with globalization. [+]

M.A. in Anthropology (Cook School of Intercultural Studies)

The Master of Arts in Anthropology degree is designed for those students who desire advanced training in the study of people in culture preparatory to careers in the teaching of anthropology, serving as anthropological consultants to cross-cultural agencies or research into and the application of anthropological methods of inquiry to contemporary issues associated with globalization, development, public health or other social conditions.

The Master of Art in Anthropology has been designed as a generalized degree that requires students to be familiar with all five fields of anthropological inquiry: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, archeology, and applied anthropology. A distinctive of the Master of Arts in Anthropology degree is the manner in which a Christian perspective is integrated into every aspect of the courses offered.... [-]


Master of Arts in Politics, Economics, and Business (MAPEB)

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Claremont + 1 more

A unique transdisciplinary degree program that provides a cutting-edge perspective on local and international concerns with particular relevance to public sector and nonprofit management. [+]

The Master of Arts in Politics, Economics, and Business (MAPEB) is a unique transdisciplinary degree program that provides a cutting-edge perspective on local and international concerns with particular relevance to public sector and nonprofit management.At Claremont, we are in the enviable position of being able to draw from the best of management, politics, and economics to offer a unique and valuable degree program. The MAPEB is developed around the synergy between the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the School of Politics and Economics. This collaboration enables our students to successfully engage in multi-disciplinary study related to public sector and nonprofit management. While other universities focus on each of these disciplines in isolation, at CGU, we have found that understanding the interrelations between fields is crucial to professional success and future opportunities. In this innovative degree program, students gain a blend of analytical skill, practical experience, and technical training useful in many environments. Politics responds to and shapes the environment in which all businesses operate and provides useful information about the processes and impacts of decisions. Knowledge of the fundamentals of economics and management provides the student with a comparative advantage when competing for key employment opportunities in the private, nonprofit, public, and research environments. The analytical tools we provide in economics and statistics are increasingly fundamental to success in a variety of positions in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Business and government relations are becoming more complex at both the local and the global... [-]


MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

Women’s Spirituality is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. [+]

MA and PhD in Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice

"I change myself, I change the world." -Gloria E. Anzaldua

Founded in 1992 by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, the Women's Spirituality program offers an interdisciplinary, multicultural, decolonial feminist approach to the study of spirituality and religion. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, religion, and related fields. We are the first Ph.D. granting graduate program in the United States to integrate a study of the sacred feminine with an examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues. ... [-]


Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies from the classical period through the present and into the future. [+]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and Ph.D. Programs

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program (APC) combines both classical and modern approaches to the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions while addressing contemporary social issues.

Our program is based on the principle that spiritual transformation contributes to academic excellence. Within an integrative framework, students can choose to study Hinduism, Buddhism, or Chinese philosophy. Students study sacred texts and writings in historical context; they also explore cross-cultural hermeneutics, traditional religious practices, and Asian philosophical perspectives on fundamental issues—from well being to the environment.... [-]


East-West Psychology MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program is a learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and transform each other. [+]

East-West Psychology

The East-West Psychology Department (EWP) offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality. EWP is an academic hub in which Western psychology and wisdom traditions from around the world come into conversation to create new knowledge.

EWP students acquire forward-looking professional skills that are rooted in ancient spiritual traditions. Courses are cross-disciplinary and include academic inquiry of systems, spiritual traditions, and psychological teachings

EWP offers the following paths of study:

Ph.D. in East-West Psychology

Master of Arts in East-West Psychology

Accelerated Tracks: BA to MA or MA to PhD... [-]


Anthropology and Social Change MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our graduate program emphasizes research, activist scholarship, and social change. [+]

Anthropology and Social Change MA and Ph.D. Programs

Anthropology and Social Change is a small, innovative graduate department with a particular focus on activist scholarship, militant research, and social change. Our unique approach to ethnographic research methodology dissolves traditional barriers between research and political activism, between insiders and outsiders, and between researchers and protagonists. Ethnography is a tool for "creating the conditions we describe." We engage in the process of co-research to explore existing alternatives and possibilities for social change.

MA and PhD students learn how to apply the practice of direct action to the research process with the support of talented faculty. We set out to create the conditions we describe when our research begins to embody the values of the world we want to create.... [-]


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program 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 MA program at CIIS is one of only three accredited academic programs in the country that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy.

Students 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 curriculum includes body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy, the cultivation of body/psyche in a variety of non-Western modalities is also explored. 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. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Integral Counseling Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years January 2019 USA San Francisco

Our program considers psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding. [+]

Integral Counseling Psychology Master's Program

The Integral Counseling Psychology (ICP) program is experiential, culturally sensitive, and centered on the inner work necessary for becoming a healer.

Drawing upon the major spiritual traditions of the East and West, recent cultural and social sciences research, and the innovations made by contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic, and transpersonal psychologies, we view psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding.

Integral education is not "neck up." It is demanding on every level: body, heart, mind, spirit. We create a learning community that is both profoundly challenging and deeply supportive.... [-]


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 in Depth Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Online Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 USA Carpinteria Santa Barbara USA Online + 3 more

To study community and ecopsychology in the light of liberation and indigenous psychologies commits us to deeply explore and address the profound effects of injustice, violence, and exploitation on psychological, communal, and ecological well-being. [+]

MA in Depth Psychology Community, Liberation, & Ecopsychology

Classes begin early October

To study community and ecopsychology in the light of liberation and indigenous psychologies commits us to deeply explore and address the profound effects of injustice, violence, and exploitation on psychological, communal, and ecological well-being.

Community, Liberation & Ecopsychology About

This degree program specialization is a bold initiative to forge transdisciplinary and transformative approaches to the critical personal, community, cultural, and ecological challenges of our time. Accomplishing this necessitates a radical engagement in re-conceiving psychology as a potentially liberatory and restorative force in society, one engaged in initiatives to promote social, economic, and environmental justice, peace-building, and ecological sustainability. The specialization is committed to rebuilding fragmented cultural and ecological connections, and to co-creating democratic, dialogical, joyful, sustainable, and nonviolent living.... [-]