List of Master's degrees in North America


List of Master's degrees in North America

This list refers to specific masters degrees in North America. Please see Master's degree for a more general overview.

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a graduate law degree, pursued after earning a first law degree in the U.S. or abroad, such as a LL.B. or J.D.. The LL.M. program typically lasts one year if taken full time. For foreign law graduates, the LL.M. is similar to a 'study abroad program' and offers a general overview of the American Legal System. Domestic U.S. law graduates pursue the LL.M. for different reasons, largely academic. With the exception of LL.M. Programs in highly specialized areas where advanced knowledge in a field is useful (e.g., Taxation, International Taxation, Intellectual Property; etc.), the Master of Laws is designed for those intending to teach law, whereas the J.D. is a professional doctorate.

Master of Applied Anthropology (MAA)

The Master of Applied Anthropology (MAA) is a two-year program focused on training non-academic anthropologists. The University of Maryland, College Park developed this program to encourage entrepreneurial approaches to careers outside academia, where most new anthropologists are likely to seek and find employment. For this reason, it is considered a professional degree rather than a liberal arts degree.

Master of Accountancy (MAcc or MAcy) or Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

Master of Accountancy (MAcc, MAc, or MAcy), alternatively Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcy or MPA), or Master Science in Accountancy (MSAcy) is typically a one-year, non-thesis graduate program designed to prepare graduates for public accounting and to provide them with the 150 credit hours required by most states before taking the CPA exam. "See also: Master of Science in Taxation"

Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE)

The Master of Arts in Christian Education is a seminary degree primarily designed for those in the field of church ministry. Various specializations include children's ministry and youth ministry, among others. Thus, many children's pastors and youth pastors obtain the degree, while senior pastors usually pursue the Master of Divinity degree. The degree is usually obtained in 2-3 years.

Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed. or MA Ed.)

A Master of Arts in Education is perhaps the most flexible degree in the field, and often allows an educator to specialize in one of several concentrations. In addition to taking core classes in educational philosophy, child psychology, educational ethics, and education research methods, teachers pursuing this advanced education degree generally specialize in one of several fields.

Educational professionals who are looking to remain in the classroom often opt to pursue an online Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in either elementary or secondary education. At many universities, a concentration in special education is also available. Individuals who are looking to leave the classroom often pursue concentrations in educational leadership, technology, or counseling. This list is by no means complete, as each university offers its own options for specialization.

Overall, the M.A. in Education includes more of the theoretical study of education than most of the other advanced degree options. The Master of Arts in Education also offers an extremely high level of flexibility, and can help to advance careers both inside and outside of the classroom.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Coursework and practice leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is intended to prepare individuals for a teaching career in a specific subject of middle and/or secondary-level curricula (i.e., middle or high school). The MAT differs from the MEd degree in that the course requirements are dominated by classes "in the subject area to be taught" (e.g., foreign language, math, science, etc.) rather than educational theory; and that the MAT candidate does not already hold a teaching credential whereas the MEd candidate will. The MAT often is the initial teacher education program for those who hold a bachelor's degree in the subject that they intend to teach. Work toward most MAT degrees will, however, necessarily include classes on educational theory in order to meet program and state requirements. Work toward the MAT degree may also include practica (i.e., student teaching). This abbreviation is also sometimes used to refer to a Master's in Theology (see ThM).

The Master of Arts in Teaching, or MAT, differs from the M.Ed. and the other Masters degrees in education primarily in that the majority of coursework focuses on the subject to be taught (i.e. history, English, math, biology, etc.) rather than on educational theory. While some online MAT programs offer a more general overview of the foundations of effective teaching, most MAT programs combine the study of widely established ‘best practices’ in the classroom with a focus on teaching within a specific discipline. Either way, the MA in Teaching is truly a teaching degree. Individuals who pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching generally choose to remain in the classroom. An MAT can also provide an educator with the appropriate credentials to become a department chairperson. The online Master of Arts in Teaching can offer educational professionals an increase in earning power along with instruction in the most up-to-date and effective instructional techniques.

Master of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management

Master of Arts in History

The Master of Arts in History provides an opportunity for further study of the world’s great personalities, events, nations, trends, periods, conflicts, and markings of progress. Many students who graduate with this kind of degree go on to become teachers, professors, historians, researchers, museum curators, and sometimes lawyers.

Master of Arts in international economics and finance (MAief)

The Master of Arts in international economics and finance is a one year degree in the field of economics.

Master of Arts in International Hotel Management [MAIHM]

The Master of Arts in International Hotel Management is a two year professional graduate degree awarded by Royal Roads University [1] that prepares individuals to succeed in senior and executive hospitality positions within the accommodations sector including hotels, resorts, and cruise ships. RRU delivers this 39 credit program through a combination of 15 credits during three-short term residences (two in Victoria, BC Canada and one in an international location), and 24 credits through on-line distance learning.

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS), Master of Liberal Arts (ALM), Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Master of Liberal Arts (MLA, ALM) and Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) are interdisciplinary master's degrees. Characteristics that distinguish these degrees from others include curricular flexibility, interdisciplinary synthesis via Master's thesis or capstone project, and optional part-time enrollment.

Master of Arts Management (MAM)

The Master of Arts Management (MAM) is a professional graduate degree that prepares managers for the management of cultural and artistic organizations. The MAM degree focuses studies on much of the subject matter that an MBA (Master of Business Administration) focuses on, which is to say the MAM degree focuses on strategic planning, marketing, organizational development, finance, budgeting, negotiations, statistical methods and applications, economic theory, and research. The characteristic that distinguishes this degree from an MBA is that all course work is studied in the context of the not-for-profit or 501(c)3 model (U.S. tax-exempt status). Universities that offer an MAM degree include Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia College Chicago, George Mason University, Antioch University McGregor, Claremont Graduate University, Dallas Baptist University, and National University, University of Phoenix, University of Redlands.

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership or MAOL degree features an award-winning approach which appreciates the leader's challenge in these turbulent times. It is a state-of-the-art curriculum in leadership theory and practice, providing education not only about leadership, but also for leadership. The master's degree in organizational leadership prepares students to take full advantage of leadership positions within their chosen organizations, enabling them to make a powerful and positive difference in their world of work.

Our focus in organizational leadership is on the development of the people and conceptual skills which are essential to success at all levels of administration.

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) degree is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts. Coursework in three concentrations - applied writing, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing - allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in various fields of professional writing.

Master of Arts in Public Service (MAPS)

The Master of Arts in Public Service (MAPS) degree is a professional graduate degree program which offers specializations in areas of administration of justice, dispute resolution, health care administration, leadership studies, and non-profit studies. [http://www.marquette.edu/cps/m3_graduate_programs/public_service/index.shtml]

Master of Architecture (MArch I. and MArch II.)

The 4+2 or 5-year Master of Architecture (M.Arch. I) is a first professional degree, after which one is eligible for internship credit [and subsequent exam] required for licensure. The 2-year Master of Architecture (M.Arch. II) is a graduate-level program which assumes previous coursework in architecture (B.Arch. or M. Arch I).

Master of Archival Studies (MAS)

The Master of Archival Studies degree is awarded following completion of a program at the School of Library, Archival and Informational Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Master of Engineering (MASc, ME, MEng, MIng)

The Master of Engineering "(Magister in Ingeniaria)" degree is awarded to students who have done graduate work at the master's level in the field of engineering. In the United States, engineering candidates are typically awarded MS degrees, although a growing number of schools also offer an MEng (e.g. the University of California, Berkeley). The distinction between the two programs varies between schools, but the MS is largely considered an academic degree, whereas the MEng is a professional degree. In the UK and Canada, candidates are generally awarded MSc, MASc or MEng degrees.

In Canada, the Master of Applied Science (MASc) is awarded to master's degree students with a research focus (having completed work leading to a thesis), while an MEng is awarded to master's degree students with a coursework focus and the completion of a research paper. The distinction between MASc and MEng is not definite since some universities grant only an MEng and some universities grant only an MASc, be it either research or coursework-focused.

In Francophone universities, however, the Master's Degree is frequently equated to the very often, lower-level, Maîtrise and is often abbreviated the same way as in English. For example "MSc" also stands for "Maitrîse ès Sciences".

Master of Business Informatics

Master of Business Informatics (MBI) is a postgraduate degree in Business Informatics (BI). MBI programs combine information technology (IT) and management courses. The first master programs in Business Informatics were offered by the University of Rostock, as a face-to-face program, and by the Virtual Global University (VGU) together with the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) as an online program (see virtual education). Within the Bologna process, many Central European universities have been, or are in the process of, setting up master programs in Business Informatics. Due to legal frameworks and restrictions, however, most of these programs are forced to award an M.Sc. degree instead of an MBI degree.

Master's Degrees in Administration or Management (various)

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy (MAcy), Master of Science in Taxation (MST), Master of Science in Finance (MST), Master of Business and Organizational Leadership (MBOL), Master of Engineering Management (MEM), Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Not-for-Profit Leadership (MNPL), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of International Affairs (MIA), Master of Strategic Planning for Critical Infrastructures (MSPCI), Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL), and Master of Science in Management (MSM) are professional degrees focusing on management for the private and public sector, domestic and international.

Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ or MSJA)

The Master of Criminal Justice is a professional degree in the study of criminal justice. The program is designed as a terminal degree for professionals in the field of criminal justice or as preparation for doctoral programs. It may also be referred to as a Master of Science in Justice Administration (M.S.J.A.).

Master of Clinical Medical Science (MCMSc)

Master of Clinical Medical Science is a professional degree awarded to Physician Assistants.

Master of Digital Media (MDM)

Master of Digital Media is a professional degree in the study of digital media, which includes entertainment technology, can be defined as media experiences made possible by the advent of primarily computer-mediated digital technologies (e.g., electronic games and special effects in motion pictures).

Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theology (ThM or MTh), and Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is the first professional degree in ministry (in the US and Canada) and is a common academic degree among theological seminaries. It is typically three years in length. Other theology degree titles used are Master of Theology (Th.M. or M.Th.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), Master of Arts in Practical Theology (M.A.P.T.), and Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.).

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Education degrees are similar to MA, MS, and MSc where the subject studied is education. In the United States some states license teachers with a bachelor's degree but require a master's within a set number of years as continuing education. Other education-related master's degrees conferred in the United States are Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master in Teaching (M.I.T.), Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed. or M.S.E.), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), and Master of Adult Education (M.Ad. Ed.).

A Master of Education degree, or M.Ed., is a professional, graduate-level degree geared toward individuals who are seeking to move beyond the classroom into administrative-level positions or other specialized roles. It is generally not a degree leading to teaching at a college level. Many online M.Ed. programs offer a specialization in educational leadership. Over the past few years, however, the opportunity to specialize in educational technology has also become increasingly available. While many M.Ed. graduates seek to become principals and school district administrators, others become reading or technology specialists. The Master of Education degree is sometimes referred to as a practitioner’s degree, because of its immediate and practical application to the school environment.

Master of Education of the Deaf (MED)

Master of Education of the Deaf

Master of Educational Technology (MET)

[http://met.ubc.ca Master of Educational Technology] is a part-time program within the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, focusing on curriculum design and technology integration.

Master of Environmental Studies (MES)

Master of Environmental Studies

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Master of Health Administration (MHA) is a two year degree similar to an MBA but instead is focused on health care systems rather than businesses in general.

Master of Industrial Design or Master of International Development (MID)

Master of Industrial Design is a two or three year program in the field of industrial design.

The MID acronym is also used for a Master of International Development, which is a postgraduate degree in the study of developmental economics, non-governmental organizations and civil society, development planning, environmental sustainability, and human security.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a two to three year terminal degree in a creative field of study such as theatre arts, creative writing, filmmaking or studio art.

Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS)

The Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS) is a specialized professional degree designed for law enforcement, lab personnel, attorneys, investigators and other professionals.

Master of Health Science (MHS)

The Master of Health Science is awarded to students who have completed a post-graduate course of study in health sciences or health policy fields, usually associated with the Public Health field. The MHS is often a more focused program for public health professionals, often with non-health professional backgrounds. This degree is abbreviated as MHSc in Canada. New degree programs in the US, include MSHS (Master of Science in Health Sciences) that relate to this same particular program type are also becoming more common as universities and medical schools develop more degree specialties throughout the US.

Master of Management in the Network Economy (MiNE)

Master of Management in the Network Economy is a one or two year interdisciplinary post-graduate program that uniquely blends information economics, technology management and business administration, in order to forge leaders able to understand and manage the complexity of organizations and markets in the digital economy.In certain universities, like the Catholic University in Italy, this Master encompasses typical courses of a Master of Information Systems Management (MISM or MIS/M) and the business knowledge you can gain from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Business and Organizational Leadership (MBOL).

Master of Management Sciences / Master of Applied Sciences (MMSc/MASc)

The two Master's programs offered in Management Sciences provide both course work and research opportunities in the areas of operations research, information systems, and/or management of technology. In contrast to MBA programs, which often require as many as twenty courses on a wide variety of management topics, students in this department chose the area in which they wish to study. They, therefore, tailor their education to fit their unique interests, which may include one or more of the three areas of study within the department and may also include subjects from other disciplines. In addition, every student will be exposed to introductory operations research, modeling, economics, and organizational behavior, as these concepts underlie success in almost all areas of management. Refer to the Master of Engineering degree section for more information.

Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)

The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM or MIS/M) is a 2 year degree geared towards professionals trained in both management and information systems. The culmination of both fields is often referred to as management information systems.

Master of Labor and Human Resources (MLHR)

The Master of Labor and Human Resources is designed for students planning to enter the fields of human resource management, labor relations, or a related field.

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree is a professional degree in the field of landscape architecture.

Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS)

A Master of Library Science (MLS) degree is the culmination of an interdisciplinary program encompassing information science, information management, librarianship, and/or related topics. Modern variants include Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS), Master of Librarianship, Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), and others. Some universities use standard degree titles such as Master of Arts. (University of Iowa) and Master of Science (University of Illinois) for their Library Science master's degrees.

Master of Mass Communications (MMC)

The Master of Mass Communications is a two to three year degree in the field of journalism and mass communications that prepares degree candidates for careers in media management. Students typically undertake courses in media law, marketing, integrated communications, research methods, and management.

Master of Marketing Research (MMR)

Master of Marketing Research (MMR) is a specialized degree in marketing focusing in research. Sometimes called a Master of Science in Marketing Research (MSMR).

Master of Ministry (M.Min)

The Master of Ministry is a two-three year multidisciplinary degree with a program typically designed to apply appropriate theological principles to practice-based settings and serve as a foundation for an original research project. Such a program responds to the need for structured learning and theological development among professionals serving Church, non-profit, public, and private sector organizations.

Typical concentrations (or majors) include: Missions, evangelism, pastoral counseling, chaplaincy, church growth and development, Christian administration, homiletics, spiritual formation, pastoral theology, Church administration, Biblical counseling, clergy, Biblical archeology, religious education, Christian management, church music, social work, spiritual direction.

Master of Music (MMus, MM)

Master of Music is a one year full time or two to four year applied degree in the field of music.

Master of Music Education (MME)

Master of Music Education is a two-year postgraduate degree in the field of music education. Master of Medical Education is also a postgraduate degree offered to people who already possess an MD degree.

Master of Medical Science (MMS)

Master of Medical Science is a two-year postgraduate degree in medical research, usually for those possessing a Doctorate of Medicine already.

Master of Ministry (MMin)

The Master of Ministry degree is designed primarily as a two-year advanced program for those engaged in ministry related to pastors and missionaries who desire graduate level education in order to further develop their professional skills.

Master of Nonprofit Organizations and Master of Nonprofit Management

Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNPO or MNO) and Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) programs offer specialized, graduate-level knowledge for individuals currently working in the nonprofit sector or in organizations that partner with the nonprofit sector or for those seeking a career in the nonprofit sector. The program provides advanced knowledge in nonprofit management, resource development, strategic planning, and program evaluation that serves to enhance the education and career development of students. This degree program provides opportunities for students to prepare for employment or to advance their careers as administrators in nonprofit organizations. MNPO, MNO, and MNM programs are offered through a range of academic units, including schools and departments of social work, business, management, public administration, and independent units.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The Master of Occupational Therapy is awarded to students who have completed a post-graduate course of study, and is now the entry-level degree for this profession.

Master of Pacific International Affairs (MPIA)

The Master of Pacific International Affairs degree is a professional master's degree that provides training in various aspects of international affairs including International Business Management, International Politics, Public Policy, International Environmental Policy and Development and Non-Profit Management. The program requires mastery in a Pacific Rim language, quantitative and economic analysis techniques and a regional focus.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration degree is a professional master's degree that provides training in public policy and project/program implementation.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies is a professional degree providing training in the profession of a physician assistant to practice medicine based on the medical school model.

Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Public Health degrees are awarded to students who have completed a post-graduate course of study in Public Health. The MPH is considered a management/leadership degree specific to the fields related to public health while the MSPH is considered an academic degree, with a focus on empirical research methodologies.

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

The Master of Pharmacy degree is awarded to students who have completed the four year undergraduate Pharmacy course. Failure to complete the course, but having completed three years, usually awards the student a Bachelors degree in Pharmaceutical Science.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

In the United States and Canada, a Master of Philosophy or "Magister Philosophiae" (MPhil) degree is sometimes awarded to "ABD" (all but dissertation) doctoral candidates who have completed all coursework, passed their written and oral examinations, and met any other special requirements before beginning work on the doctoral dissertation. Such programs generally award the M.A. to students who have completed all coursework and preliminary exams (about two years after the B.A.), and the M.Phil. after advanced exams (comprehensives) and all language requirements have been met, and a dissertation topic approved (usually a year after the M.A.).

In other countries, assuming all requirements are met, the MPhil degree is generally awarded after about one year of full time study towards a doctorate. The MPhil is considered equivalent to the former French DEA (Diplôme d'études approfondies) and Spanish DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados).

Master of Public Management (MPM)

The Master of Public Management is offered through Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz School of Public Policy and Management. This masters level degree is conferred upon those students who have completed a post-graduate course of study, and is usually associated with broadening the students' understanding of social, political, technological and economic processes, as well as paradigms of organizational and human behavior.

Master of Project Management (MPM)

The Master of Project Management is a terminal professional degree awarded to students who have completed a post-graduate course of study, and is usually associated with construction management, urban planning, or architecture and engineering design management.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The Master of Public Policy is a master level professional degree that provides training in policy analysis and program evaluation at public policy schools. Over time, the curriculum of Master of Public Policy and the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degrees have blended and converged, due to the realization that policy analysis and program evaluation could benefit from an understanding of public administration, and vice versa. However, MPP programs still place more emphasis in policy analysis, research and evaluation, while MPA programs place more emphasis on operationalization of public policies and the design of effective programs and projects to achieve public policy goals. Over the years MPP programs have become more interdisciplinary drawing from economics, sociology, anthropology, politics, and regional planning. Depending on the interest, MPP students can concentrate in many policy areas including but not limited to urban policy, global policy, social policy, health policy, non-profit management, transportation, economic development, education, information technology, and etc.

Master of Professional Studies (MPS or MProfStuds)

The Master's of Professional Studies (MPS or MProfStuds) is a terminal interdisciplinary degree and is sometimes used by programs that do not fit into any traditional categories. In some cases it is used as replacement for an MFA for programs with heavy technology focuses like NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Other programs use it for Organizational Studies or interdisciplinary Social Science programs.

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed. or MS Ed.)

While the other advanced degree programs tend to be more widely-known, the Master of Science in Education can also provide professional educators with the tools needed for success in the classroom and advancement in educational leadership. As the name suggests, this degree program provides ample opportunity for the student to take a more scientific approach to the study of education. Many of those individuals who choose to follow the scientific route concentrate on topics like instructional technology or educational research.

In many instances, M.S. Education programs that take a scientific slant tend to include coursework in statistics and educational evaluation and measurement. Educators who pursue the more scientific path generally leave the classroom, and in many instances, the school. They have excellent job prospects in the educational research sector. Many go on to work with school districts, state governments, or private research organizations to assess student performance and suggest policies that will boost student achievement. Others supervise technology initiatives for schools or school districts, work in distance education, or pursue doctoral studies.

Other individuals who pursue an MS in Education opt for a less scientific course of study, such as educational leadership, or literacy. In some instances, these programs resemble the previously discussed Master of Education degree, but at other schools, these programs place a much greater focus on the scientific aspects of studying education. In either case, the same opportunities for advancement as a school administrator should be available, regardless of whether one has earned a degree of Master of Science in Education, a Master of Arts in Education, or a Master of Education.

Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)

The Master of Science in Dentistry is a post-graduate degree awarded for Dentists with a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) degree, who have completed a post-graduate level course of study.

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

The Master of Science in Finance is a common degree in the corporate finance and investment finance world. Finance's answer to accounting's MAcc.

Masters of Science in Medical Education

The Masters of Science in Medical Education prepares physicians for careers as academic Clinician-Educator-Scholars through didactic training in medical education and research methods, and mentored education research. [ [http://www.med.nyu.edu/medicine/dgim/education/fellowship/general.html NYU School of Medicine Master's program] ]

Master of Science in Information (MSI)

The Master of Science in Information (MSI) is a graduate degree designed for information science professionals.

Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM)

The Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) is a graduate degree designed for information management professionals.

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is a graduate degree designed for information systems professionals.

Master of Sacred Music (MSM)

The Master of Sacred Music is a graduate degree combining academic studies in theology with applied studies in music.

Master of Science in Funeral Direction (provisional name)

The Master of Science in Funeral Direction is a programme offered by the University of Bath with the support of the National Association of Funeral Directors. It might be used in the future as a standardized professional qualification.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN or MNur)

The Master of Science in Nursing is the most common title for a graduate professional degree in nursing. A few schools also use the titles Master of Nursing or Master of Arts.

Master of Science in Natural Sciences (MSNS)

The Master of Science in Natural Sciences (MSNS) program is a graduate degree designed for elementary, middle and high school science teachers, stressing content and the processes of natural sciences.

Master of Science In Organizational Leadership (MSOL)

MSOL is a multi-disciplinary masters program that focuses on values-based leadership. The courses focus on the development of relationships between organizational members, effective decision-making processes, and an understanding of how modern technology can best support leaders. The MSOL degree is an alternative, not a substitute for an MBA. The programs are different in content and purpose. The MSOL degree is multidisciplinary and focuses more on people and organization issues, less on business topics such as finance, accounting and marketing. For example, in MSOL you will take courses in psychology and philosophy as well as courses in business and management. The MSOL degree is intended for those who are already established in a career. In contrast, those who are preparing to enter the world of work or change careers often seek an MBA degree. Although the MBA degree is more widely known, degree programs like the MSOL are being developed across the country because of increasing demand for ethical organizational leadership.

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL)

The Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL) graduate degree is an Executive Program in Organizational Leadership and Management Development, teaching the skills and knowledge in working effectively with people, organizational systems, and complex information. MSSL objectives embody development of a leadership skill set, strategies for problem solving, and solutions to facilitate and manage change applicable in business and not-for-profit environments.

Master of Science in Taxation (MST)

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) is a professional graduate degree designed for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and other tax professionals. "See also: Master of Accountancy"

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a professional graduate degree preparing students to become professional social workers, typically in either direct practice or community practice. MSW programs require students to complete an extensive field practicum, under mentorship of a senior social worker. MSW programs in the United States are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The degree title MSW is not used in the US by all social work schools. The University of Chicago uses A.M. and Columbia University uses M.S. to name a few of the exceptions.

Master of Urban Planning (MUP), Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP), Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Master of City Planning (MCP), Master of Environmental Design (MEDes) (planning)

The Master of Urban Planning (MUP), Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP), Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Master of Environmental Design (MEDes (planning)) and Master of City Planning (MCP) are professional degrees in the study of urban planning.

Master of Urban Studies (MURB)

The degree is primarily focused on urban issues including planning issues.

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