Master of Science Programs in General Studies

Compare 20 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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MS in Science Education

Montana State University
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 6 years September 2018 USA Bozeman + 3 more

The MSSE program offers innovative online and campus-based graduate courses for practicing science educators. Customized study plans offer courses in all science disciplines and are designed to take into account the student’s background, interests, and career goals. Courses may be taken for professional development or to earn a graduate degree. [+]

The MSSE program offers innovative online and campus-based graduate courses for practicing science educators. Customized study plans offer courses in all science disciplines and are designed to take into account the student’s background, interests, and career goals. Courses may be taken for professional development or to earn a graduate degree.

The 30-credit graduate degree program can be completed with over 80% of the course credits taken online by asynchronous, computer-mediated communication. The program of study may begin with online courses in any semester, or summer campus field/lab science courses at the MSU-Bozeman, Montana campus.

The study continues with online courses that students take from their homes or workplaces, and ends with a final campus visit for the presentation of the results of a personalized science education capstone project.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc Science and Technology Policy

University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Brighton + 1 more

Gain a solid foundation in the language, logic, and tools of policy formulation and analysis. You'll investigate specific science and technology issues arising from public policy, industrial innovation, and strategy, and learn to recommend policy solutions. [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time Start date: September 2018 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Gain a solid foundation in the language, logic, and tools of policy formulation and analysis. You'll investigate specific science and technology issues arising from public policy, industrial innovation, and strategy, and learn to recommend policy solutions. The relationship between evidence and policy is multifaceted. This MSc offers frameworks to understand its complex dynamics and to contribute effectively to policy development.

These skills, together with the high-level connections and global networks enjoyed by SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, will equip you for careers in a range of public-, private- and charitable-sector organizations working to tackle society’s most important economic, social and environmental challenges.... [-]


MSc in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Medford

The M.S. program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education will prepare researchers and educators who will contribute to improve STEM education. [+]

The Master of Science (M.S.) in STEM Education program prepares educators to work in the development and implementation of research, curriculum materials, and educational activities in formal and informal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education settings, such as schools, research centers, museums, industry, cultural institutions, and community agencies. It also prepares future candidates for Ph.D. programs.

The M.S. program enrolls a maximum of 15 students per year and admits candidates with backgrounds in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, technology, engineering, education, psychology, child development, cognitive science, and other related areas that demonstrate a commitment to understanding the issues and challenges involved in the research and practice of mathematics education, science education, or engineering education. Students with strong backgrounds in physics may also consider the Physics Education track, which we offer in collaboration with the Department of Physics & Astronomy.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 ... [-]

MSc in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's degree programme in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication is a flexible, two-year program, with two specializations you can choose from: Education and Communication [+]

Introduction

How does the world of science connect with the worlds of education and society? How do teachers bridge science and education? How is science and its processes communicated in the media? What is the role of informal institutions in shaping the public's understanding of science?

If you are interested in these questions then this programme is for you! We aim to bridge the gap between those who know science, those who teach science, and those who communicate science. The programme builds upon an international network of existing institutional links, teaching and research experience, and a well-established Master's degree program offered in Dutch for the past 14 years. The international programme will provide you with a solid foundation in the science, theory, and practice of innovative teaching and effective communication in science and mathematics.... [-]


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. ... [-]


MSc/PgDip Ancestral Studies

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 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 ... [-]

MSc Social Science Research (Management and Business Studies)

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 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. ... [-]