MA in Applied Arts and Sciences

In this changing, complex world, get an education that prepares you for what the future holds. As jobs and industries swiftly change, you want the flexibility to adjust and grow without missing a beat.

  • Fully online, asynchronous format
  • 7-week sessions in spring and fall
  • Optional 5-week winter and summer sessions available
  • 11 total courses (33 credit hours)
  • Deep dive into humanities, sciences, and arts
  • Develop a bigger picture of the world
  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Global Studies and E-learning graduate certificates also available (12-15 credit hours)
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Learn to connect the dots between big ideas, historical movements, and global events with knowledge, tools, and experience that transform your thinking.

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Ranking ribbon_blogThe MA in Applied Arts and Sciences ranks #2 on the list of Best Online Master’s in Liberal Arts programs.


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