Master of Science Programs in General Studies

Compare 17 MScs in General Studies

After completing the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, some students elect to pursue a Master of Science, or MSc. These programs provide students with in-depth topic exploration, and usually can be completed in fewer than two years.

What is an MSc in General Studies? This type of postgraduate degree program is usually highly customizable and allows students to focus on a specific concentration tailored to meet both their academic and career needs. Although course offerings vary from institution to institution, science-related topics such as botany, engineering, chemistry, statistics, mathematics, computer science and manufacturing are common concentrations. Courses are often structured in a manner that requires students to employ both expert research skills and practical application of learned material. Most programs require that students generate a thesis, formulate a dissertation or develop a research project at the end of a course of study.

The process of earning an MSc in General Studies can cultivate skills that prove to be valuable professionally and personally. Aside from an improved ability to multitask and refined communication skills, these programs also develop students’ aptitude for research.

Factors such as institution location and program duration influence the cost of pursuing an MSc degree. Prospective students need to contact an institution directly to determine specific enrollment costs.

Attaining an MSc in General Studies can expand a graduate’s career opportunities. This type of degree program prepares students to fill positions in industries in both the public and private sectors. Depending on a student’s concentration, he or she may be qualified to occupy mid to high-level positions such as general operations manager, public relations consultant, research and development director and IT manager, all of which utilize the research and science knowledge of an MSc to solve a broad range of problems.

Institutions worldwide offer MSc in General Studies programs. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Science (Decision Science)

Universiti Utara Malaysia
Campus Full time January 2019 Malaysia Alor Setar Kuala Lumpur

The Master of Science (Decision Science) program is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians, and others involved in decision-making processes. Decision Science professionals are relevant in many fields such as manufacturing, marketing, banking, finance, logistics, healthcare, transportation, telecommunication, forestry, military, energy among others. [+]

Master of Science (Decision Science)

The Master of Science (Decision Science) program is designed to promote professional development of researchers, academicians, and others involved in decision-making processes. Decision Science professionals are relevant in many fields such as manufacturing, marketing, banking, finance, logistics, healthcare, transportation, telecommunication, forestry, military, energy among others.

Master of Science (Information Technology) curriculum

The program is a 40-credit-hour program, consisting of 20-credit-hours of coursework and 20-credit-hours of a dissertation. Students are required to take 6 core courses before they are allowed to write their dissertation. In which they are expected to demonstrate their ability in applying the knowledge gained as well as to enhance their writing and other soft skills.... [-]


MAS in Science, Technology and Policy

ETH Zurich Institute of Science, Technology and Policy
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Zürich

This MAS is designed for students who hold an MSc degree in the natural or engineering sciences (including also medicine, mathematics, and architecture) and aim at a career where strong skills in policy analysis and policy management are important. [+]

MAS in Science, Technology, and Policy ETH Zurich now offers a new MAS program in Science, Technology, and Policy. This MAS is designed for students who hold an MSc degree in the natural or engineering sciences (including also medicine, mathematics, and architecture) and aim at a career where strong skills in policy analysis and policy management are important. Such skills are in high demand particularly in government agencies, large technology and life sciences firms, consulting firms, international organizations, and NGOs. The first half of the program (4 months) is designed for full-time study. The second half can be completed through full- or part-time study in combination with an internship or professional employment. Applications for the autumn 2017 program are accepted on a rolling basis, and the recruitment process closes at the end of July 2017.... [-]


Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI)

Texas Tech University at Collin
Campus Full time 36 hours September 2018 USA McKinney

The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree program integrates scholarship, research, and practice in collaboration with individuals, communities, educational institutions, and agencies. [+]

Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI)

The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree program is currently not accepting new applications.

The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree program integrates scholarship, research, and practice in collaboration with individuals, communities, educational institutions, and agencies. Offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, the program is designed to meet the professional needs of middle school math and science teachers or high school science teachers by expanding their science and math content and pedagogy knowledge.

Program Overview

Students complete 36 credit hours of graduate coursework in integrated math and science education based upon the area of emphasis chosen - middle or high (secondary) school. Specifically designed for employed teachers, this program focuses on increasing pedagogy and content knowledge with cross-disciplinary teaching and learning applications. Students will be placed in a cohort that allows opportunities for interaction with their peers and instructors.... [-]


MSc in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The research master in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology is a programme that focuses on the roles of science, technology and the arts in modern culture. In two years, you will develop the analytical and methodological skills to pursue a career in research at a university or a knowledge institute such as a museum or advisory board. [+]

Are you inquisitive, curious and open-minded? Are you interested in how science, arts, and technology contribute to modern culture? And would you like to pursue an academic career in this challenging field? Then you should consider getting a research master’s in Cultures of Art, Science, and Technology (CAST). This one-of-a-kind programme examines the different ways in which the seemingly separate and contrasting fields converge: the sciences are the object of cultural critique in the arts, the arts continuously incorporate new technologies and both the sciences and the arts ‘imagine’ our culture’s future. The programme combines the study of relevant theories from history, sociology, philosophy and qualitative social sciences with training in the application of different scientific methods such as archival research, discourse analysis, and ethnographic observation. This ensures that you will gain all the experience you need to find work as an interdisciplinary researcher at a university or knowledge institute.... [-]


Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI)

Texas Tech University in the Hill Country
Campus Full time 36 hours September 2018 USA Fredericksburg Marble Falls + 1 more

The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree program integrates scholarship, research, and practice in collaboration with individuals, communities, educational institutions, and agencies. [+]

Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI)

The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree program is currently not accepting new applications.

The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree program integrates scholarship, research, and practice in collaboration with individuals, communities, educational institutions, and agencies. Offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, the program is designed to meet the professional needs of middle school math and science teachers or high school science teachers by expanding their science and math content and pedagogy knowledge.

Program Overview

Students complete 36 credit hours of graduate coursework in integrated math and science education based upon the area of emphasis chosen - middle or high (secondary) school. Specifically designed for employed teachers, this program focuses on increasing pedagogy and content knowledge with cross-disciplinary teaching and learning applications. Students will be placed in a cohort that allows opportunities for interaction with their peers and instructors.... [-]


Master of Science in Science, Technology and Public Policy

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Rochester + 1 more

RIT’s public policy program offers an innovative master of science degree in science, technology, and public policy, with an emphasis on engineering, science, and technology policy. [+]

RIT’s public policy program offers an innovative master of science degree in science, technology, and public policy, with an emphasis on engineering, science, and technology policy. The program builds on RIT’s strengths as a technological university, enabling students to interact with faculty members and researchers who are working on scientific developments and technological innovations that drive new public policy considerations.

The program is interdisciplinary and draws significantly from disciplines and courses of study in RIT’s colleges of Liberal Arts, Business, Science, Engineering, and Applied Science and Technology. The program is geared toward graduates who will make significant contributions in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.... [-]


Master of Science in Professional Studies

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Rochester + 1 more

The professional studies program is specifically designed to assist professionals and students to create a customized plan of study comprised of two or three areas tailored to their educational or career objectives. Our academic advisors play a key role in designing your program and keeping you on track toward its completion. [+]

Master of Science in Professional Studies

The professional studies program is specifically designed to assist professionals and students to create a customized plan of study comprised of two or three areas tailored to their educational or career objectives. Our academic advisors play a key role in designing your program and keeping you on track toward its completion.

The degree allows the opportunity to draw on online courses offered in several RIT graduate programs in order to gain the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to respond successfully to new and emerging career opportunities.

Online concentration includes Applied Statistics, Environmental, Health, and Safety Management, Facilities Management, General Management, Health Systems Administration, Human Resource Development, Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering, Project Management, Service Leadership and Innovation, and Training, Design and Assessment. The degree is completed with a practical, hands-on project directly related to the student’s individualized plan of study.... [-]


Master of Science in Color Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Rochester + 1 more

The RIT MS color science program is the only graduate program in the country devoted to this discipline. Color science is broadly interdisciplinary, encompassing physics, statistics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, and psychology. [+]

MSc in Color Science

Color science is broadly interdisciplinary, encompassing physics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, and psychology. The curriculum, leading to a master of science degree in color science, educates students using a broad interdisciplinary approach. This is the only graduate program in the country devoted to this discipline and it is designed for students whose undergraduate majors are in physics, chemistry, imaging science, computer science, electrical engineering, experimental psychology, physiology, or any discipline pertaining to the quantitative description of color.

Graduates are in high demand and have accepted industrial positions in electronic imaging, color instrumentation, colorant formulation, and basic and applied research. Companies that have hired RIT graduates include Apple Inc., Benjamin Moore, Canon Corp., Dolby Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Co., Hallmark, Hewlett Packard Corp., Microsoft Corp., Pantone, Qualcomm Inc., Ricoh Innovations Inc., Samsung, and Xerox Corp.... [-]


MSc Social Science Research (Management and Business Studies)

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways. [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills and will also be able to apply them to practical research contexts:

Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation; Appreciation of alternative approaches to research; Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application; Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study; Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics; Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques; Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity; Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process. ... [-]

MSc/PgDip Ancestral Studies

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

The first of its kind in the world, Ancestral Studies is an innovative new interdisciplinary programme. Uniting teaching across humanities and sciences, Ancestral Studies explores the social and biological contours of identity, allowing you to study across multiple disciplines, create your own curriculum and pursue self-directed unique research. [+]

MSc/PgDip Ancestral Studies

The first of its kind in the world, Ancestral Studies is an innovative new interdisciplinary programme. Uniting teaching across humanities and sciences, Ancestral Studies explores the social and biological contours of identity, allowing you to study across multiple disciplines, create your own curriculum and pursue self-directed unique research.

Why this programme A truly interdisciplinary degree programme taught collaboratively by world-leading academic departments An emphasis on building practical skills through professional masterclasses and skills workshops An immersive learning experience drawing upon the unique Scottish landscape and its rich history The opportunity to contribute to, and shape, a new academic field of research Programme structure ... [-]

Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Millersville University
Campus September 2018 USA Millersville

Millersville University is accepting applications for this applied, interdisciplinary degree program. The MSISA is intended as a more efficient and effective alternative to traditional master's programs in science. [+]

Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Millersville University is accepting applications for this applied, interdisciplinary degree program. The MSISA is intended as a more efficient and effective alternative to traditional master's programs in science. The program will produce intermediate-level professionals who are prepared to enter the workforce with cross-disciplinary scientific and business expertise to manage complex projects.

The MSISA will include specializations in a number of areas, including Environmental Systems Management (ESM), GeoInformatics (GI), Weather Intelligence and Risk Management (WIRM), Climate Science Applications (CSA), and others based on the evolving workforce needs. These initial specializations were chosen because they each represent areas of current or emerging workforce demand. The WIRM and CSA specializations will be offered in 2012, and the GI specialization is planned to begin in 2013. These integrative disciplines should remain relevant throughout the student's career and will build knowledge that can transfer to other practical science applications. The program will engage partners in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. for research and internship opportunities. ... [-]


Master of Science

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence and can be tailored to suit your needs. You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals. [+]

Master of Science

The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence and can be tailored to suit your needs. You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals.

The Master of Science (MSc) normally takes 12-18 months of full-time study to complete. The degree requires 180 points, which is made up of 90 points in taught papers and a 90-point thesis (research project). This balance of theses to taught papers may be changed subject to permission from the graduate coordinator in your chosen discipline.

Study an MSc at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations.... [-]


MRes in Life Sciences

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Whether you plan to pursue a career in industry or academia, our MRes Life Sciences programme sets you up for success. Our graduates go on to study PhDs, take positions as academic researchers and consult in their areas of expertise. [+]

Through cutting-edge research, experimentation and testing, GCU is searching for answers to some of the most pressing questions in the fields of biological, food and vision sciences. And in our Master of Research Life Sciences programme – you can help us find them.

As part of our thriving and diverse research community, you’ll undertake a focused, hands-on project with the full support of our internationally recognised staff. We’ll start with training in methodology, including studies in statistics and project planning. Then, with the help of our highly experienced research supervisors, you’ll choose a project relevant to a current area of study at GCU – and get real-world experience with newly-developed technologies to help you test your hypotheses. Plus, you’ll have access to lectures on subjects that underpin and support your work.... [-]


MSc in Science

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 7 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 2 more

This qualification explores some of contemporary science's most pressing issues and develops a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study. The MSc includes taught modules and a compulsory final project module which gives you the opportunity to explore a topic in further depth and undertake a substantial piece of independent research. [+]

This qualification explores some of contemporary science's most pressing issues and develops a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study.

The MSc includes taught modules and a compulsory final project module which gives you the opportunity to explore a topic in further depth and undertake a substantial piece of independent research.

Key features of the course Flexible study routes and options to suit your professional needs and interests Core science options include Earth science, space science, mental health science and medicinal chemistry Plan and carry out an in-depth research project in a related specialized area of your choice, and submit a written dissertation (your master's thesis) Develops critical, analytical and research skills, boosting your career or preparing you for further studies at doctoral level Entry requirements ... [-]

Master of Science in Administrative Studies

Missouri State University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Springfield + 1 more

The Master of Science in Administrative Studies is a cross-disciplinary program which features enhancement of administrative abilities with areas of emphasis in Applied Communication, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Environmental Management, Project Management, and Sports Management. [+]

Master of Science in Administrative Studies

The Master of Science in Administrative Studies is a cross-disciplinary program which features enhancement of administrative abilities with areas of emphasis in Applied Communication, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Environmental Management, Project Management, and Sports Management. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are established in careers and are seeking professional growth and advancement within their vocations. The 33-hour program builds upon past work experience and allows participants to expand their knowledge base, abilities, and skills which can lead to enhanced administrative roles within organizations.... [-]