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A Master of Arts may be used to follow up a Bachelor of Arts. The MA program is often designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of an arts-related field. Because it takes place online, students may not have to attend on-campus classes. An MA can take one to two years to complete.

What is an online MA? This is a program of study that focuses on the arts. This can include political science, literature, performing arts, history, anthropology, film and visual arts. The exact areas of study covered by this degree may vary from one university to the next. For example, some schools may award an MA for programs of study that focus on science and mathematics. An online MA may use a combination of research projects, group discussions, lectures and hands-on learning to ensure students gain the expertise needed to succeed.

An online MA can have many benefits. Some employers want their employees to have the extra expertise offered by this higher level degree, so this education can make you a more competitive candidate. It could also lead to promotions and higher salaries.

The tuition for an online MA can vary greatly from one school to the next. Even though it is online, geography may still play a role in the overall cost. If you want to get a clear idea of the cost, you may need to contact the school you want to attend.

What type of career can an online MA lead to? Your options may be limited by your previous experience and other education. However, an MA can provide many opportunities. Depending on your specific field of study, you may be able to become a museum curator, fashion designer, art therapist, writer, editor, historian, archivist, educator, performer or art critic. You can also use an MA as a stepping-off point for further education.

Is this the right degree for you? Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Lucerne - The Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy

The Master of Arts in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne offers students from a wide range of disciplines the necessary knowledge and skills towards a comprehen ... [+]

Content and Goal

The Master of Arts in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne offers students from a wide range of disciplines the necessary knowledge and skills towards a comprehensive understanding of health, functioning, and disability. At the heart of the program is the lived experience of persons, and how individuals interact with their environment in the context of health. Students learn how to describe, understand and influence a person’s health from a social science perspective. Students also have the opportunity to choose a major and get more in-depth knowledge in a specific area, depending on their professional interests and career direction. The MA Health Sciences aims to bring a new dimension into research, health service provision, and healthcare management by pioneering the development and application of a comprehensive approach in the field of health. It is the ideal curriculum to foster innovation in our society where aging and the growing prevalence of chronic diseases are a main challenge within the health care system.... [-]

Switzerland Lucerne
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Graduate Institute

The Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Health and Healing is a 36-credit degree program which examines health, wellness, and illness from a holistic perspective. This a ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Health and Healing is a 36-credit degree program which examines health, wellness, and illness from a holistic perspective. This approach involves comparing, connecting and integrating conventional, alternative and complementary approaches to promoting health and wellness as well as towards prevention and healing.

This program offers a unique and extraordinary opportunity to study the best of Eastern and Western medicine and psychology in a hands-on, interactive learning environment, providing not only up to date scientific knowledge but also experience and practice of many diagnostic and healing techniques focused on treating the whole person. This enables students who already are health professionals to learn and apply integrative models and methodologies that address health and wellness promotion and/or healing. In addition, the program also aims to expand the knowledge of non-medical “lay-learners” who choose to enroll in the program to develop a better understanding of integrative, alternative and complementary models and treatments and learn how to select and manage them according to their specific cases and needs.... [-]

USA Bethany
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. ... [+]

Graduates of this master's course will be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. They will also be able to bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline. Graduates will also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers.

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. Taught from a social rather than a medical perspective, it focuses on the strategic and international elements of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields reflecting leading-edge, current developments. The programme provides the opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse curriculum including:... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

Students on the programme acquire fundamental professional knowledge and the skills to work independently in accordance with scientific methods, to master the varied dema ... [+]

No restricted admission. Start of studies The programme begins each winter semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 May via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

Students on the programme acquire fundamental professional knowledge and the skills to work independently in accordance with scientific methods, to master the varied demands of employment in the fields of applied practice, research or teaching, and to manage the frequently changing tasks that arise in the working world. Professional expertise is built in the field of health promotion and organizational development so as to be able to develop, implement and evaluate processes of change and reform in organizations from the viewpoint of health promotion. Towards this end, students acquire competencies in the following areas:... [-]

Germany Magdeburg
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of San Francisco - School of Education

The Master's in Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relatio ... [+]

Preparing culturally competent relationship and family therapists and professional counselors to address the varied mental health needs of children, adults, and families.

The Master's in Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relationship and family therapists and mental health counselors. At its core, the MFT’s clinical training program upholds values of equity, social justice, community and cultural wealth, and collaborative problem-solving. We are committed to embracing diversity, academic excellence, and to the compassionate service of children, adults, and families. The MFT program embodies this mission by:... [-]

USA San Francisco Sacramento San Jose Santa Rosa  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
7 - 8 semesters
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

The M.A. in Gerontology program is an award-winning academic program, recognized as a program of excellence by both the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education an ... [+]

From 2025 to 2050, the global aging population will double in number and reach 1.6 billion (An Aging World: 2015 report by the U.S. Census Bureau (2016)). There will be a need for well-trained professionals to address the needs of this growing segment of the population on a local, national, and/or global level. Northeastern’s Gerontology program offers master’s degree training addressing both current and projected occupational knowledge and skill requirements within the field of gerontology. The M.A. in Gerontology program is an award-winning academic program, recognized as a program of excellence by both the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and the American Psychological Association professional societies in 2014.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
September 2019
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Concordia University Chicago

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Concordia University Chicago prepares graduates with the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to addre ... [+]

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Concordia University Chicago prepares graduates with the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to address the wide variety of complex issues and empower diverse populations to promote optimal wellness and growth. Graduate students receive a high-quality education emphasizing Christian beliefs through integrity, competency, and leadership skills. The program also recognizes, values, and instills the development of techniques, conduct, and self-reflection imperative to effectiveness as professionals within a diverse community and world. The program requires 60 semester hours.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program prepares candidates as qualified entry-level counselors able to practice in a variety of contexts. These settings may include community agencies, residential settings, social service agencies, hospitals, religious organizations, and private practice. Candidates from the program exhibit high standards of professionalism while integrating theory, technique, and ethics into every aspect of their careers. The program requirements reflect current educational components of the Licensed Professional Counselor examination in the State of Illinois. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree also holds special and unique accreditation by the Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).... [-]

USA River Forest
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
Diploma University of Applied Sciences

Distance learning Medizinalfachberufe the degree of Master of Arts (MA) is aimed at people who work in health, treatment and care professions and have already obtained an ... [+]

Distance learning Medizinalfachberufe the degree of Master of Arts (MA) is aimed at people who work in health, treatment and care professions and have already obtained an academic Bachelor's or graduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts at the Medizinalfachberufe DIPLOMA , The course can be studied simultaneously in addition to a professional activity and is particularly suitable for access careers in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, geriatric care, health care and nursing. In addition to increased management and communication skills that students gain in five semesters in-depth knowledge and skills in both the health-related research activities as well as in project and innovation management.... [-]

Germany Germany Online
April 2019
Part-time
5 semesters
Online
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online

Lead with Compassion. Manage with Care. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota helps you lead with confidence to achieve your health and human services goals. ... [+]

Lead with Compassion. Manage with Care. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota helps you lead with confidence to achieve your health and human services goals.

High-level management and administrator jobs are waiting to be filled in the fast-growing health and human services industry. With the skills you'll gain in the online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you'll be poised to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding leadership career with the income and opportunity you deserve.

Get these essential skills in the online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program, with optional specializations in human services or healthcare administration:... [-]

USA Winona
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Online
California Institute of Integral Studies

Our award-winning program is the first in the nation to prepare master's level leaders in the expanding fields of integrative health and wellness coaching. ... [+]

MA in Integrative Health Studies

Our online hybrid MA in Integrative Health Studies prepares students to become leaders in the expanding fields of integrative health, personal wellness, and health promotion. We teach a client-centered, individualized approach to health coaching, combining a whole-person model with evidence-based strategies and practices. Through a focus on integrative tools like whole foods nutrition, stress management, fitness, complementary therapies, mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology, our graduates provide the culturally sensitive knowledge, practices, and resources needed to advance the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

About the Program... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 
Campus
SRH University Heidelberg

Dance Movement Therapy is increasingly popular in healthcare and the research base for these fields is growing. As an art therapy approach, Dance Movement Therapy has the ... [+]

School of Therapeutic Sciences

Dance Movement Therapy is increasingly popular in healthcare and the research base for these fields is growing. As an art therapy approach, Dance Movement Therapy has the potential to contribute to activation, stabilization, and recovery in the context of prevention, acute intervention, and rehabilitation. Graduates may also pursue careers in research and education.

Career perspectives

The applied master’s program qualifies the graduate for clinical practice, working with children and adults in the following core fields: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic medicine & psychotherapy, Pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy, autism, Forensic settings, Neurology, pain, oncology, and more.... [-]

Germany Heidelberg
October 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
London South Bank University

This course is intended for appropriately qualified practitioners who support the process of learning and assessment in the practice and academic setting. This course is ... [+]

This course is intended for appropriately qualified practitioners who support the process of learning and assessment in the practice and academic setting. This course is part-time and designed to offer a flexible pathway. It is possible to study individual modules or the whole course. However, this decision must be made before application.

The course incorporates the elements required by:

Nurses and Midwives who wish to become Community Practice Teachers or Nurse/ Midwife Teachers (recorded with the NMC). Social Workers who wish to gain the Stage 1 and stage 2 Practice Educator awards in Practice Education. The course also meets the needs of those Allied Health Professionals and General Practitioners who wish to be recognized by their professional bodies. The Higher Education Academy for recognition as an Associate Fellow or Fellow. This provides national recognition of your commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education. Accreditations Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Part-time (Top up to PgDip) 1 year January; September Southwark Campus Part-time (Top up to MA) 1 year January; September Southwark Campus Part-time (PgCert) 1 year January; September Southwark Campus Part-time (MA) 3 years January; September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Escuela Europea de Salud

The training will take place entirely in distance mode by giving the student the material published in book format (IFBN the Ministry of Culture, personalized paperback) ... [+]

Master and Rescue

The training will take place entirely in distance mode by giving the student the material published in book format (IFBN the Ministry of Culture, personalized paperback) and in pdf format in a pendrive with a tablet or laptop (choice) and assessment will be enabled platform to reflect the effect of interactions between tutor-student / a, which are reflected evaluations, grades, thesis, time connectivity and general questions that might occur along the training activity, providing permanent access UEMC.

During the development of the course, students will be in contact with the tutor or course tutors permanently using the tools made available on the schedule.

With distance methodology we allow fulfill the objective of the training reaches all participants labor issues, distance, family conciliation or other issues preclude the availability of time and / or organization.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Part-time
4 - 12 months
Online
SRH FernHochschule Riedlingen

Health care is changing. Take the opportunity and qualify through the study of Health Care Management at the Fernhochschule Riedlingen for ... ... [+]

Study Health Care Management, Master of Arts

Health care is changing. Take the opportunity and qualify through the study of Health Care Management at the Fernhochschule Riedlingen for responsible leadership roles. Our extra-occupational distance learning health care management includes four semesters in which we give you all the skills for management positions.

The ideal mix of knowledge management and health economics

Executives in the healthcare market of tomorrow need more than one-sided knowledge. With the Master's Degree Health Care Management, we pursue an approach that the structured business content and health-specific issues according to areas of expertise and skills and resumes.... [-]

Germany Riedlingen
October 2019
Part-time
4 semesters
Online
Kean University

The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology is an advanced study program that is designed to prepare students for professional positions as Speech-Language Pathologis ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology is an advanced study program that is designed to prepare students for professional positions as Speech-Language Pathologists in hospitals, institutional, and school settings. They will be able to identify, assess and enhance the communicative skills of individuals with a variety of communication disorders in a variety of settings. These disorders include articulation, language, voice, fluency, cognition, and swallowing. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and meets the academic and practicum requirements of the New Jersey Licensing Board in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiologist as well as a Speech-Language Specialist certification issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.... [-]

USA New York Union
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus