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
  • 33 credit hours
  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • Most course are only 7 weeks long
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Ranked a Best Online Master's in Liberal Arts by OnlineMaster'


Online graduate courses at UNC Greensboro are priced lower than our face-to-face classroom courses. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

2019 - 20 Tuition & Fee Rates
Credits In-State Out-of-State Outside NC
3 $899.85 $2,917.20 $1,667.34
6 $1,799.70 $5,834.40 $3,334.68
9 $2,699.55 $8,751.60


12 $3,599.40 $11.668.80


** Online Tuition and Fees listed are Distance Learning Tuition and Fees and apply to courses that are identified as Distance Learning and are not identified as Main Campus or Main Campus Web delivery. For more detailed information please review the current tuition and fees chart here.)

In-State rates apply to online students who live in and are permanent residents of North Carolina. In-state rates may also apply to government employees (such as members of the military) who live outside North Carolina but maintain legal residence in the state. Permanent residents can prove they have established and maintained residence in the state for at least 12 months.

Out-Of-State rates apply to online students who live in North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina.

Outside NC rates apply to online students who live outside North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina. Most students living in a state other than North Carolina are eligible for this rate.

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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