Definitions for master of arts

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Mas′ter of Arts′(n.)

  1. a master's degree given in the humanities.

    Category: Education

  2. a recipient of this degree.

    Category: Education

    Ref: Abbr.: M.A., 4 A.M. 6 2

Origin of Master of Arts:

1490–1500

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Master of Arts, MA, Artium Magister, AM(noun)

    a master's degree in arts and sciences

Wiktionary

  1. Master of Arts(Noun)

    A postgraduate degree usually in a non-science subject.

  2. Master of Arts(Noun)

    A person holding such a degree.

Freebase

  1. Master of Arts

    A Master of Arts from the Latin Magister Artium, is a type of Master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. The M.A. is usually contrasted with the M.S. or M.Sc. degrees. Those admitted to the degree typically study English, history, geography, communication, or other of the humanities, philosophy, social sciences, fine arts or nursing, museum studies or theology. The degree can be conferred in respect of passing examinations, in respect of research, or a combination of the two. The Master of Arts degree traces its origin to the teaching license, or Licentia docendi, for the University of Paris.

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