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Master of Arts (abbreviated MA or M.A.) degrees are graduate-level achievements conferred by universities around the world. Taking a Master of Arts degree can offer a number of diverse benefits ranging from enhanced career prospects to improved problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Additionally, a Master of Arts can lead to post-graduate study in a PhD program. Specialized subjects within disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and sometimes Business and Law, fall within the academic realm of Master of Arts. MA candidates are often required to complete research and present a thesis paper prior to completion of their degree.

The variety of different Master of Arts programs can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular Master of Arts degrees listed below.

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