Masters Program in Humanities Studies in North America

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Humanities Studies

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Humanities and Social Sciences is a varied field of study that may prepare students for a wide variety of careers in a huge array of industries. Those who wish to work in social services, education or any career involving the arts may benefit from focusing on this area.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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Master of Library and Information Science

University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA College Park + 2 more

The MLIS program educates students in the knowledge, skills, habits of thought and inquiry, and ethics of the library and information professions and prepares leaders for the state, national, and global information society. [+]

The MLIS program educates students in the knowledge, skills, habits of thought and inquiry, and ethics of the library and information professions and prepares leaders for the state, national, and global information society.

The fully American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program is a professional degree that provides students with a comprehensive foundation in both research and practice. Our focus on excellence and the core values of diversity and inclusiveness, innovation and creativity, ethical action, civility and collegiality, and openness and accountability make an MLIS from the iSchool unique.

The MLIS degree at Maryland's iSchool offers unparalleled opportunities to work with government agencies, non-profits, international organizations, and a range of world-renowned libraries, museums, and archives. The iSchool is a leader in the field of library and information science education, offering prominent programs of study in Archives and Digital Curation and School Libraries; while also advancing LIS education by developing unique programs in Youth Experience, Diversity and Inclusion.... [-]


Master of International Policy and Practice

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Washington + 2 more

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. [+]

NOTE: If you are interested in studying this program online, scroll down to the next section of this program description for more information. Preparing professionals for 21st-century challenges

The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, and the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. The program covers relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues.... [-]


Master of Theology (Th.M)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 semesters January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen. [+]

Overview of Program

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen.

The program may serve to prepare a student for further graduate study at the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined focus in an area of theological study for personal interest. Two streams of study are available:

One option requires the writing of a scholarly thesis; this is the option generally recommended for those preparing for doctoral work. The other option, the General Research Option, requires additional coursework and a significant project. The program requires specialization in the area of study in which the thesis is written but allows for diversity in the selection of courses. It is offered in any field in which a student’s interests and the School’s resources coincide. Length of Program ... [-]

Master of Divinity

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Part time September 2018 USA Scranton USA Online

The 94-credit, online Master of Divinity program at Baptist Bible Seminary is a professional ministry degree that prepares men and women for Christian leadership through a biblically rich and theologically firm education. [+]

Clarks Summit University’s online Master’s Degrees are designed with the adult learner in mind. CSU’s course layout and eight-week sessions allow students to earn their Master’s Degree while pursuing what God has for them now. Each class will allow you to engage with your coursework and peers when you decide to allow you the flexibility to control your schedule.

Graduate students will benefit from the core values of CSU’s mission statement as they prepare to either advance within their current employment or transition into a new ministry or career opportunity. Each program’s core provides the framework of higher education for all of our students. This will prepare them for a:... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Writing

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The two-and-a-half-year program begins each fall, with courses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. On Tuesdays, workshops in each genre (fiction, poetry, and nonfiction) focus on student manuscripts in a peer set of supportive critique. On Thursdays, literature seminars focus on traditions, styles, craft elements and developments, and literary models. [+]

Program Details

The two-and-a-half-year program begins each fall, with courses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. On Tuesdays, workshops in each genre (fiction, poetry, and nonfiction) focus on student manuscripts in a peer set of supportive critique. On Thursdays, literature seminars focus on traditions, styles, craft elements and developments, and literary models.

Program of Study

All courses are taken within the MFA program, with classes of three units each, for a total of 33 units during a two-and-a-half-year course of study.

Because cross-fertilization enriches creativity, students are free to take courses outside their primary genre and sample a range of cross-genre literature seminars. Because the depth of understanding is crucial to successful writing, students also take seminars and workshops that focus exclusively on one genre — long fiction, short fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. Students’ work culminates in a creative thesis — a book-length manuscript that is conceived, composed and revised with extensive faculty mentoring. Students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor who provides extensive feedback on their work in a series of scheduled meetings. The thesis may be a novel, a collection of stories, a poetry collection, a collection of creative nonfiction, or a purposeful combination of these genres.... [-]


Master of Education (MED/ALTA) Library Education Media (Online)

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Online Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 USA Montgomery + 1 more

Candidates working towards an M.Ed. in Library Media Education (A level) must complete 30 to 33 hours of coursework that includes an internship of 300 clock hours. The internship consists of 100 hours in an elementary school library; 100 hours in a secondary school library; 100 hours repeating either of the previous levels or in a public library that has children and youth department; On-site supervisors must be certified P-12 Media Specialists; School libraries must be state accredited schools.

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The College of Education's Library Education Media programs are designed to prepare professional educators to become P-12 Media Specialists. Our programs are accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). During the course of their professional studies, candidates engage in courses that enrich their content area skills, assist in refining connections between the media center and the classroom, allow them to focus on the administration of media services, and engage them in learning criteria for book selection. The required LEM courses provide candidates with opportunities in reflective thinking as they discuss topics and engage in creating materials that demonstrate they are decision-makers. Candidates working towards an M.Ed. in Library Media Education (A level) must complete 30 to 33 hours of course work that includes an internship of 300 clock hours. Internship consists of:... [-]


Master of Education in Gifted Education

Millersville University
Campus September 2018 USA Millersville

The Master of Education degree in gifted education is designed to provide the specialized knowledge needed by teachers and other educational personnel who work with gifted and able students. [+]

Master of Education in Gifted Education

The Master of Education degree in gifted education is designed to provide the specialized knowledge needed by teachers and other educational personnel who work with gifted and able students (K-12). The curriculum is appropriate for teachers whether they provide instruction in special programs for the gifted or teach in inclusive settings. The M. Ed. Degree in gifted education does not confer teacher certification. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is responsible for the gifted education program although the program itself is multi-disciplinary.

Deadline dates: no deadline

Required Entrance exams: GRE or MAT,required only if cumulative GPA is lower than 3.0Interview: not required.... [-]


Master of Education in Literacy (MEd)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Online Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Wayne

William Paterson University’s College of Education offers the M. Ed. in Literacy program, which is accredited by the International Reading Association (IRA). The program is now a fully online program. This maintains the rigor and integrity of the face-to-face program by preparing candidates to meet the reading and literacy needs of diverse learners in twenty-first-century classrooms.

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Master of Education in Literacy (MEd)

William Paterson University’s College of Education offers the M. Ed. in Literacy program, which is accredited by the International Reading Association (IRA). The program is now a fully online program. This maintains the rigor and integrity of the face-to-face program by preparing candidates to meet the reading and literacy needs of diverse learners in twenty-first-century classrooms. The online program, however, offers candidates synchronous and asynchronous options for completing coursework.This program is designed to prepare graduate students who are certified teachers to work professionally in the highly specialized field of teaching reading and writing to P-12 students. Graduates of this program may be certified as reading specialists (P-12) and are also qualified to work with college students and adults who have reading problems.... [-]


Master of Divinity (Bible Exposition)

Columbia International University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Columbia

The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. [+]

At Columbia International University, Scripture informs every subject you study and will allow you to develop your own understanding of the word, an understanding that is firmly rooted in God's truth. Our 78-hour Master of Divinity allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, our competitive tuition rates makes CIU's M.Div. one of the most affordable in the Southeast. The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares you for a ministry of proclaiming God’s Word as a senior or associate pastor.... [-]


Master of Higher Education Business Administration

University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Columbia

A unique new degree, delivered with the latest multi-modal technologies, the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Business Administration (HEBA) combines the skills of a campus administrator with the tools of strategic positioning and financial management. [+]

Master of Higher Education Business Administration

A unique new degree, delivered with the latest multi-modal technologies, the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Business Administration (HEBA) combines the skills of a campus administrator with the tools of strategic positioning and financial management.

This degree program prepares a new generation of higher education professionals who will confront a changing and global marketplace where academic expertise extends beyond the challenge of creating the most appropriate teaching and learning environments.

The University of South Carolina's College of Education and Darla Moore School of Business is pleased to work together on this groundbreaking program. The interdisciplinary program consists of courses offered in the College of Education (Department of Educational Leadership and Policies) and the Moore School (Departments of Marketing, Accounting, Management, and Economics).... [-]


Master (MSc) Bioethics

School Of Professional Studies - Columbia University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters September 2018 USA New York + 1 more

The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges. [+]

Issues concerning the ethical, legal, and social implications of advances in biotechnology and biomedicine are increasingly arising both in the United States and abroad. From stem cell research to healthcare reform, these topics involve critical dilemmas at the intersections of law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, and history.

Scientists, healthcare providers, and policy-makers confront how to approach these complex questions, yet scientific and technological advances have far outpaced our ability to understand or make key decisions about these issues.

The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges. The program prepares students to work in various capacities within this new and ever-growing field and includes a concentration in global bioethics – the first of its kind in the United States.... [-]


Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Specialist

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education.

Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields.... [-]


M.A. in History with Certificate in Applied History

Youngstown State University (YSU)
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Youngstown

The MA in History with Certificate in Applied History is designed both to give students a grounding in American history and historical research at the graduate level and to introduce them to ideas and techniques useful in the applied history of the built environment. [+]

M.A. in History with Certificate in Applied History (see 'Option III' from link and use text only without heading from here)

The MA in History with Certificate in Applied History is designed both to give students a grounding in American history and historical research at the graduate level and to introduce them to ideas and techniques useful in the applied history of the built environment. Students earning the Certificate may find work with state or local preservation groups, museums or government agencies coursework has two components:

1 The History sequence begins with the study of historiography and strategies for historical research, and continues with three 6900 level history courses, at least two of which shall be in the American field, (for example Colonial America, 19thcentury US, urban history, oral history, material culture).... [-]


Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

Anderson University South Carolina
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2018 USA Anderson Colombia Ibagué Greenville + 3 more

The M.Min. equips graduates with the theology and practical ministry skills for church or para-church ministry leadership. [+]

Master of Ministry

The Master of Ministry will equip the student with a solid biblical-theological foundation and with practical knowledge and skills for service in the church or other ministry organizations. The unique element of the program is its emphasis on leadership training – far more than a typical seminary program would include.

Why Study Ministry?


The Master of Ministry degree is an alternative model of ministry education that aims to prepare effective leaders for 21st-century churches. Students will be equipped for a higher level of service in church leadership. This program can also be a "jump start" to seminary training.

Coursework Details

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Master of Education Degree Program

Indiana Wesleyan University College of Adult and Professional Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Marion Lexington Cincinnati Dayton + 2 more

This program is designed to further develop the skills of classroom teachers. Development of practical approaches to educational challenges is a major goal of the program. [+]

The curriculum and instruction program leading to a Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) is designed to further develop the skills of classroom teachers. Development of practical approaches to educational challenges is a major goal of the program.Completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours at the graduate level is required for graduation. A core program, consisting of ten (10) courses and thirty (30) semester hours will be offered in sequence to cohorts of professionals. Up to six (6) semester hours of graduate courses in education may be transferred from regionally accredited institutions. Courses may be used to renew an Indiana license. Professionalization of a license requires completion of the master\'s degree and semester hours in specific academic disciplines. Students should seek the counsel of their advisor if they are planning to professionalize their license.The program is designed to provide maximum convenience to the student in that courses are scheduled on Saturdays, registration may be completed by mail, payment may be made with VISA and MasterCard, books will be delivered to the students, and extra charges, such as parking fees, will not be assessed. A four-hour seminar is held at the beginning of the program to introduce students to IWU and to give students an overall understanding of the Master of Education program.... [-]