master of arts
Usage: often capitalized M&A Date: 15th century 1. the recipient of a master's degree that usually signifies that the recipient has passed an integrated course of study in one or more of the humanities and sometimes has completed a thesis involving research or a creative project and that typically requires two years of work beyond a bachelor's degree 2. the degree making one a master of arts — abbreviation MA, AM

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  • Master of Arts — • An academic degree higher than that of Bachelor Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Master of Arts     Master of Arts     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Master of arts — Master Mas ter (m[.a]s t[ e]r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me gas. Cf. {Maestro}, {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master of Arts — Der Master ([ˈmaːstɐ] oder [ˈmaːstə], aus engl. master, das auf lat. magister „Lehrer“, „Vorsteher“, „Meister“ zurückgeht) ist in vielen europäischen Staaten der zweite akademische Grad, den Studenten an Hochschulen als Abschluss einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Master of Arts — For other uses, see Master of Arts (disambiguation). A Master of Arts (M.A., MA, A.M., or AM) from the Latin Magister Artium, is a type of Master s degree awarded by universities in many countries. The M.A. is usually contrasted with the M.S. or… …   Wikipedia

  • master of arts — Degree De*gree , n. [F. degr[ e], OF. degret, fr. LL. degradare. See {Degrade}.] 1. A step, stair, or staircase. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By ladders, or else by degree. Rom. of R. [1913 Webster] 2. One of a series of progressive steps upward or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master of Arts — (akademischer) Meister; M.A.; Magister; Magister Artium * * * Mas|ter of Arts [ ma:stɐ ɔf a:ɐ̯t̮s ], der; s , [engl., eigtl. = Meister der (freien) Künste] (Hochschulw.): akademischer Grad, bes. in den Geisteswissenschaften (Abk.: M. A.) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Master of Arts — Maîtrise en arts La maîtrise en arts ou maîtrise ès arts est une catégorie de maîtrise existant dans de nombreux pays, en particulier les pays de tradition universitaire anglosaxonne (Mastership in Art ou Master s degree in Arts en anglais). Il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Master of Arts — 1. a master s degree given usually in a specific branch of the humanities or social sciences. 2. a person who has been awarded this degree. Abbr.: M.A., A.M. [1490 1500] * * * …   Universalium

  • Master of Arts — …   Википедия

  • Master of Arts — noun a) A postgraduate degree usually in a non science subject. b) A person holding such a degree. Syn: Artium Magister, AM, MA …   Wiktionary

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