master of arts

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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — (MA) master s degree in the humanities or social sciences; one who has completed a Master of Arts degree at a college or university …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Master of Arts — (or Science) n. a degree given by a college or university to a person who has completed a prescribed course of graduate study in the humanities or related studies (or in science, etc.): it ranks above the degree of Bachelor and below that of… …   English World dictionary

  • Master of Arts — UK US noun [C] ► MA(Cf. ↑MA) …   Financial and business terms

  • Master of Arts — n an ↑MA …   Dictionary of contemporary 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 — noun a master s degree in arts and sciences • Syn: ↑MA, ↑Artium Magister, ↑AM • Hypernyms: ↑master s degree * * * Usage: usually capitalized M&A 1. : the recipient of a master s degre …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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