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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.

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August 28, 2019

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” said W.B. Yeats, beloved Irish poet. Igniting and sustaining a passion for a subject matter generally happens early on in someone’s life, but the deepening of that flame, making it burn brighter and longer, occurs in higher education. Graduate school studies can advance your understanding and broaden your knowledge of a subject matter of your choosing. Whatever makes you light up will be cared for and cultivated among peers who feel similarly about the same subject matter, and you will also have the opportunity to work with masters, advisors, and leaders in your chosen field of study. Not all degrees are the same: there are major differences between an MA and an MSc. You’ll want to know them before you apply. Here are so ...

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August 11, 2019

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator,” ruminated Mahatma Gandhi, ...