Master of Arts Program in Washington, D.C. USA

Top Master of Art Programs in Washington, D.C. USA 2017

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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 .

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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. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. 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. [-]

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. [+]

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.  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. [-]

Master of Arts in Information Operations

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

Information Operations (IO) represents a key instrument of current and anticipated national security policy. IO provides a means of supporting, through information and education, allies and political elements abroad who share US interests in many parts of the world. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. Program Objectives Information Operations (IO) represents a key instrument of current and anticipated national security policy. IO provides a means of supporting, through information and education, allies and political elements abroad who share US interests in many parts of the world. IO also provides a means of deterring and prevailing against state and nonstate adversaries and other competitors seeking to undermine US security interests, ideals, and quality of life. This instrument offers a wide range of digital and human influence capabilities. It ensures that the US is more able to safeguard its information infrastructure to make and implement policy, to be able to deter, and if necessary to use its information capabilities to prevail against attempts by others to weaken, manipulate or cripple US information programs, and to counter the deception and influence capabilities of competitors. IO also can be used help prevent conflict and to influence the outcomes of political and military conflict. The DMGS program is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, concepts and theories to understand the critical role that IO plays in supporting and enhancing US national security policy. That role is now recognized as nationally important in the DoD’s Joint Publication 3-13, which has been used to educate and deploy increasing number of IO specialists. (Other agencies have not yet publically identified their IO doctrine and/or related major practices.) The DMGS program will focus on the strategic aims, skill sets, and historical and innovative techniques coming... [-]

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year January 2018 USA Washington DC

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service partner to deliver the Master of Arts in International Business and Policy. The program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school with proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society. [+]

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy An Alliance with a Global Edge Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service partner to deliver the Master of Arts in International Business and Policy. The program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school with proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society. A Curriculum Designed for Working Professionals The M.A. in International Business and Policy curriculum provides an understanding of the frameworks and mechanisms that drive business and international relations and explores those concepts in contemporary global issues. Each student also completes a social action project that offers the opportunity to research a real-world issue, and under the guidance of a faculty mentor and/or partner organization, create an action plan to address it. The program is delivered in six one-week in-person modules and two four-week online courses over a 12-month period. Four of the in-person modules take place on Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. campus, and two modules are held outside of the United States in Santiago, Chile and Frankfurt, Germany. Each in-person module consists of three courses: one McDonough School of Business course, one Walsh School of Foreign Service course, and one theme course incorporating several industry practitioners, site visits, and relevant coursework pertaining to current events. The modular format of the program makes it particularly attractive for working professionals employed in government, nonprofits, multinational corporations, and other... [-]

MA Applied Economics

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

Applied economics is the use of economic theories, models and data to solve real-world issues. Students in the Master of Arts in Applied Economics program develop skills in macro- and microeconomics and learn to analyze and forecast economic trends in areas including (but not limited to) budgetary and fiscal policy, international trade, labor and urban economics. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. Applied economics is the use of economic theories, models and data to solve real-world issues. Students in the Master of Arts in Applied Economics program develop skills in macro- and microeconomics and learn to analyze and forecast economic trends in areas including (but not limited to) budgetary and fiscal policy, international trade, labor and urban economics. Graduates are prepared for positions as economic analysts in government, private consulting firms, financial institutions, international organizations and applied policy research institutions. Learning Goals The Applied Economics program has three main goals. You will learn how to: Identify an economic conundrum that you want to explain; Apply the theoretical tools of micro- or macroeconomics and the quantitative tools of data analysis and econometrics to find a solution to your economic conundrum; and Communicate your analysis in a clear and coherent manner that will teach your audience something that it didn’t know before you made your presentation. Curriculum The master’s program in Applied Economics requires completing 10 courses for 30 credits total, including six core courses and four electives with three credits each. Full-time students will take three courses a semester plus one summer course and will be able to finish the program in three semesters. The core courses are listed below: Mathematical methods for economics (ECON 6300) Applied microeconomic theory (ECON 6301) Applied macroeconomic theory (ECON 6305) Probability and statistics for economics (ECON 6374) Econometrics (ECON 6375) Time Series Analysis (ECON 6376) Admission Requirements We accept applications... [-]

MA Mathematics

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The department offers two Mathematics master's degrees: Master's of Arts in Mathematics and Master's of Science in Applied Mathematics. Full-time students typically complete the program in two years; part-time students typically take three years. [+]

The department offers two Mathematics master's degrees: Master's of Arts in Mathematics and Master's of Science in Applied Mathematics. Full-time students typically complete the program in two years; part-time students typically take three years. The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences has an upper limit of four years to complete the degree requirements. If endorsed by the department, extensions may be granted upon petition to the Dean. Program Requirements 30 Credit hours of approved graduate work. No qualifying exams Credit Hours of Graduate Work The Master's of Arts in Mathematics requires 30 credit hours of approved course work in mathematics. Math 6995, Reading and Research (independent study), can be taken only by petition to, and with the approval of, the graduate committee. Subject to the approval of the graduate committee (requested via petition) and the agreement of the instructor, mathematics graduate students may take the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit: Math 3710, 3720, 3730, 3740, 3613, 3632, 4239, 4240, 3848 and 4981. Graduate students in such courses must be assigned appropriate additional work to bring the courses up to the graduate level. These courses may comprise up to 6 of the required credit hours. Up to one-quarter of the work toward a Master's degree may be via courses offered by other institutions in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Students wishing to take such courses must petition and obtain the approval of the graduate committee. [-]

MA Museum Studies

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Museum Studies Program at GW combines traditional academic training in academic subjects together with museum practices and practical museum experience–a combination that is necessary to begin a successful museum career. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. The Museum Studies Program at GW combines traditional academic training in academic subjects together with museum practices and practical museum experience–a combination that is necessary to begin a successful museum career. Location Its location in Washington, DC, the museum capital of the world, allows students to gain practical working experience through the program's affiliation with more than 60 museums and cultural organizations. Quality The program's reputation for excellence is based on exceptional faculty, a demanding academic curriculum and a strong internship program. More than 800 alumni work in museums, historic sites and houses, federal agencies and related nonprofit organizations all over the world. Professional The faculty is drawn from a pool of practicing museum professionals working in the Washington, D.C. area. Each member of the faculty brings many years of experience in all aspects of museum operations. They teach what they practice, often on location in the very museum where they work. Possibility The Museum Studies Program offers a friendly environment where students are supported, encouraged and given individualized attention. Join the program and prepare for a rewarding museum career! Admission Requirements Students who apply for master’s degree candidacy in the Museum Studies Program must meet all general requirements for admission to Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and must hold a bachelor's degree with a major, or its equivalent, in an academic subject relating to museum collections. Some common majors are anthropology, American studies, history and biology, but other majors are also... [-]

MA in Legal Institutions and Theories

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Department of Political Science's master’s degree program in Legal Institutions and Theories is specifically tailored toward students interested in law, political science, or legal academia. [+]

The Department of Political Science's master’s degree program in Legal Institutions and Theories is specifically tailored toward students interested in law, political science, or legal academia. Built upon the strength of GW’s course offerings across the university, the Legal Institutions and Theories program allows students to examine the philosophical foundation of the law, the processes of judicial decision-making, the influence of public opinion on judicial decisions, the impact of the law on society, the institutional structures of the U.S. court system, and the diversity of legal institutions across the world. The majority of the coursework would be offered through the Department of Political Science. MA Requirements for Admission GRE scores are not required, but are highly preferred. Hours Required 30 credit hours (10 courses) Required Interpretation Courses (must take both of these courses) PSC 6113 The Constitution: History and Ideas PSC 6114 Theories of Judicial Review Required Institution Courses (must take ONE of these courses; you may take the remaining three as Elective Courses; 3 credit hours) PSC 8213 Judicial Politics PSC 8215 Law, Politics, and Society PSC 8388 Constitution and Democracy PSC 6987 Legal Internship [-]

MA History

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. Students pursuing an M.A. at the History Department work closely with GW's internationally recognized faculty in a broad range of specialties, including modern America, early modern Europe, and imperial and colonial studies. The M.A. program not only prepares students for PhD work, but also for a broad range of careers, from teaching high school students to government work to historical research in the private sector. Washington, D.C. has some of the best resources for historical research in the world, including the National Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Library of Congress. Our M.A. graduates have gone on to have successful and prolific careers. Which courses should I enroll in during my first years in the program? If it is your first semester at GW, you should enroll in HIST 6005. You must take two research seminars. If you are a full-time student you should plan to take one in your first year and one in your second year. A research seminar is history graduate course for which you write a research paper. If it is not clear from the course title, ask the instructor whether it is a research seminar. Students choosing to write an M.A. thesis may count this as their second research seminar. Students concentrating in Imperial and Colonial Studies should take the required HIST 6128 and 6050 the first semester they are offered, since they are taught only in alternate years. Discuss the courses you plan to take each... [-]

MA Chinese Language and Culture

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to learn the Chinese language. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as academia, consulting, government, business, non-profit, or education. [+]

The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to learn the Chinese language. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as academia, consulting, government, business, non-profit, or education. Being in the heart of the nation’s capital, our program allows students the opportunity to interact with many leading organizations, business headquarters, consulting firms, and government and media agencies based in DC. Students can enrich their learning experiences with additional activities: Visiting the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, State Department, World Bank, IMF, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, the Chinese Embassy, and many world famous places in DC. Working with government agencies or non-profit organizations to complete a capstone project or MA thesis on China-related topics Working as a volunteer or an intern to gain professional experience in CCTV-Washington Station, Asia Society, or Asia-related education programs at museums Attending talks, seminars, and conferences at the nearby universities and centers, including GW Sigur Center’s lectures and talks on China and Asia. Building a professional network to support career opportunities. Degree Requirements Students have the option to concentrate on linguistics, literature, culture, or language education and build essential knowledge and skills in the chosen area. For example, with a literature concentration, students will gain knowledge of historical development of the various genres of classical and modern Chinese literature, as well as sensitivity to the aesthetic characteristics of Chinese literature in all its variety. While with... [-]

MA in Art History

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Master of Arts degree in Art History offers students a curriculum that covers a range of historical, theoretical, geographic, and transcultural topics. For some students, the Master of Arts degree is a terminal degree in preparation for curatorial or education careers in galleries and museums; for others, it is preparation to enter a Ph.D. program elsewhere. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. The Master of Arts degree in Art History offers students a curriculum that covers a range of historical, theoretical, geographic, and transcultural topics. For some students, the Master of Arts degree is a terminal degree in preparation for curatorial or education careers in galleries and museums; for others, it is preparation to enter a Ph.D. program elsewhere. All students receive training that hones their critical analysis, research, and writing skills. They additionally have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of diverse creative practices and visual material. Students have the option to concentrate in museum training, and can take advantage of the many opportunities to experience and study works of art first-hand at the various museums and galleries in the Washington, D.C. area. Students also have the chance to meet and interact with a number of leading art professionals in seminars taught by local curators and the department’s robust visiting artist and scholars lecture series. We encourage students to pursue cross-disciplinary studies and to take advantage of programming and events in departments throughout The George Washington University. Coursework and Research is enhanced by access to the many resources available across campus including The George Washington University Museum; The Textile Museum, one of the nation’s leading collections of textile arts spanning five millennia and five continents; Luther W. Brady Art Gallery; the collections and archives of the Corcoran Galleries; and the numerous museums, libraries, and archives of the area such as the National... [-]

MA in Sociology

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Sociology program provides a solid grounding in the following three areas of specialization: [+]

The Master of Arts in Sociology program provides a solid grounding in the following three areas of specialization: Criminology Social Inequality Urban Sociology Sample Courses SOC 6248 Race and Urban Redevelopment SOC 6268 Race, Gender, and Class SOC 6265 Women, Welfare, and Policy SOC 6286 The Law of Race and Slavery General Requirements All students must satisfactorily complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate course work plus a thesis (SOC 6998 and SOC 6999). The following courses are required for the degree: Methods Three courses: SOC 6230 Research Methods SOC 6231 Data Analysis SOC 6232 Qualitative Methodology OR SOC 6240 Field Research in Organization Settings Theory Two courses: SOC 6238 Development of Sociological Theory SOC 6239 Contemporary Sociological Theory Substantive Courses Two courses in a major field and one course in a minor field must be completed. Currently available fields of specialization are criminology, social inequality, and urban sociology. Criminology: SOC 6258, 6259, 6260, 6261, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6266, 6273 Social Inequality: SOC 6245, 6246, 6265, 6271, 6272, 6273, 6286 Urban Sociology: SOC 6248, 6250 With the consent of an advisor, one graduate course in a related department or program can be used for either one of the major courses or for the minor course requirement. The Master's Thesis The thesis is expected to be a research paper of publishable quality. The thesis committee will consist of two members, at least one selected from the sociology faculty. Time to Complete Degree Normally it takes two years for full-time students... [-]

Master of Arts in Media and Strategic Communication

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Master of Arts in Media and Strategic Communication blends analytical and applied skills, giving students a grounding in the function and influence of the media. The most comprehensive strategic communication program in downtown Washington, D.C., the M.A. prepares students to achieve advocacy goals in today's fast-paced media environment. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. The Master of Arts in Media and Strategic Communication blends analytical and applied skills, giving students a grounding in the function and influence of the media. The most comprehensive strategic communication program in downtown Washington, D.C., the M.A. prepares students to achieve advocacy goals in today's fast-paced media environment. Designed for students and professionals interested in media and strategic political communication, the M.A. program teaches students to: Design and implement campaigns Develop messaging to target audiences, support campaigns, and encourage action Perform analytics and data analysis Apply insights from media effects, public opinion, and persuasion in their work A Master of Arts in Media and Strategic Communication is designed to provide solid training for a variety of careers across media and politics, including: public and non-profit management government media relations advocacy and cause communications public relations and communications consulting media research public opinion and policy analysis academia Curriculum The SMPA M.A. requires 36 total credits for graduation. The curriculum builds on five core courses that provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the interaction among media, communication and political processes, as well as research and media production skills. Beyond the core courses, students work closely with faculty advisors to develop expertise on specific issues in the field of media and politics. After completion of core theory classes, curriculum is tailored to individual interests. Students take electives offered by both SMPA and GW's many other renowned departments and schools, including such top-ranked programs as... [-]

MA in English

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

Our Masters Degree program invites applicants who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Anglophone literature while sharpening their skills in close reading and incisive writing. [+]

Our Masters Degree program invites applicants who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Anglophone literature while sharpening their skills in close reading and incisive writing. In addition to a globally-informed knowledge of literary and cultural history, admitted students will acquire transferable skills in critical thinking, self-expression, cultural literacy, and cultural history. Over the course of our two-year program of study, students will work closely with English department faculty, develop relationships across the department’s graduate student community, and have the opportunity to engage in a long-form research and writing project, all while being immersed in the culturally rich capital of American political life. Opportunities M.A. Students may choose one or two tracks toward their degree, depending on their interests and professional goals. Both tracks allow students to follow engaging seminars on a wide array of topics, and both allow students to take a limited number of courses outside of the department and in the Washington-area university Consortium to which GW belongs. The first track culminates in the completion of a Masters portfolio during the final year of study, an appropriate endpoint for students with career aspirations in education, journalism, media, law, and non-profit work, to name just a few of the fields where our recent graduates have found fulfilling careers. By contrast, the second track culminates in the research and writing of a Masters thesis in the final year and is designed to appeal to students who are interested in preparing themselves for future research in a rigorous PhD or... [-]

MA in Criminology

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

An MA Degree in Criminology is offered in a joint program by the Sociology Department and the Forensic Sciences Department at GWU. The program is unique in combining training in traditional criminology, criminal justice, and forensic sciences. [+]

MA Programs 2017 in Washington, D.C. USA. An MA Degree in Criminology is offered in a joint program by the Sociology Department and the Forensic Sciences Department at GWU. The program is unique in combining training in traditional criminology, criminal justice, and forensic sciences. The MA in Criminology is an academic program, weighted toward traditional criminology (with some forensic science training as well), and is not intended to train practitioners who wish to work in criminal justice or security agencies. Students interested in pursuing an MA in forensic sciences fields (e.g., traditional forensics, security management, crime in commerce, computer fraud) should consult the Forensic Sciences website. General Requirements All students must satisfactorily complete the following courses: Research Methods SOC 6230 Methods SOC 6231 Data Analysis SOC 6232 Qualitative Methodology OR SOC 6240 Field Research in Organizational Settings Theory SOC 6238 Development of Sociological Theory OR SOC 6239 Contemporary Sociological Theory Criminology SOC 6258 Deviance & Control SOC 6259 Criminology Criminal Law SOC 6257 Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists Note: this is a new course number beginning Fall 2015, same as FORS 6224 (formerly FORS 6221) Electives Five courses chosen from the following list. A minimum of two electives must be taken from Forensic Sciences. A minimum of one elective must be taken from Sociology (from the list below). Any Forensic Sciences graduate course(s) SOC 6260 Special Topics in Crime/Criminal Justice SOC 6262 Corrections SOC 6263 Race & Crime SOC 6264 Organized Crime SOC 6266 Gender & Criminal Justice SOC 6273... [-]