MA in Applied Arts and Sciences

Program Details

Get the education that prepares you for the changing, complex world with flexibility to adjust and grow. Draw on your knowledge, work expertise, and life experiences to solve the real problems you care about in the world around you.

Dynamic Change. Transformative Thinking.

This master's program provides a unique mix of knowledge, tools, and experience that transform your thinking, pushing you to look deeper and ask questions with a greater depth of understanding.

Your Experience

Bring the skills, knowledge, and values that are uniquely you.

Liberal Studies

Connect the dots between big ideas, historic movements, and global events. See the complexities and diversities of the interdependent world with concepts that expand your focus.

Applied Learning Studio

Learn the tools and procedures of the applied systems needed to ask the hard questions, find relevant evidence, and communicate with others to develop collaborative, creative solutions.

MAAS at a Glance

  • Fully online, asynchronous format
  • 11 total courses (33 credit hours)
  • 7-week sessions in spring and fall
  • Optional 5-week winter and summer sessions available
  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Ranked a Best Online Master's in Liberal Arts by


College is an investment in your future, but our goal is to give you an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. A quality education doesn’t have to come with sticker stock. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

Estimated Tuition & Fees (2020-21)

Residency Status

Per credit hour Est. program cost


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of NC.

$300 $9,899

Outside NC

This rate applies if you receive online education in a state other than NC.

$556 $18,341


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of a state other than NC.

$973 $32,090

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All the program details. All in one brochure.

Ready for a closer look at the online Master of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences? Our brochure provides complete program details, admission deadlines, start dates, and graduation requirements. 

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Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.

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