Design Your M.A. Degree

Regis University’s Master of Arts degree (M.A.) provides an individually designed, multidisciplinary and academically rigorous program for students to plan a course of study unique to their own graduate learning needs.

Note: Some course work may need to be completed through directed study.

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Master of Arts Degree

M.A. Degree Overview

The Master of Arts degree is a student-centered program that enhances students' educational choices for intellectual, professional and personal growth. The M.A. degree is learner-designed and focuses on the achievement of the specific learning objectives and outcomes of each student. Students, with faculty approval, designate an academic specialization that reflects the individualized course of study included in their degree plan.

In addition to the Master of Arts core faculty, the degree program draws professors from many departments throughout Regis University and from experts working within the community. By taking advantage of the strong collaborative relationship you'll experience with Regis faculty, you have the freedom to designate and develop a unique academic plan that reflects your individualized course of study through these possible areas of focus:

  • Arts
  • Corporate Training and Development
  • Applied Communication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Conflict Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Family Communication
  • Global Sustainability
  • Higher Education/Adult Education
  • History
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Leadership
  • Literature
  • Mediation
  • Organizational Communication
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Social/Global Issues

At the College for Professional Studies (CPS), the spiritual, ethical and social development of the Master of Arts graduate student is of utmost importance. Opportunities for self-reflection, critical and creative thinking, community outreach and service learning are foundational dimensions of this master’s degree. Because of our learner-designed curriculum and array of academic disciplines to choose from, graduates of the Master of Arts from Regis University's CPS will find their professional and career choices expanded and enhanced.

Total M.A. Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • Core studies requirements: 9 credit hours
  • Specialization courses: 21 credit hours
  • Capstone course requirements: 6 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Master of Arts degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 36.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Master of Arts

Capstone

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MAPC 688- MA Capstone Planning and
MAPC 696- Capstone
OR
MAPC 697A- Thesis A and
MAPC 697B- Thesis B
OR
MAPC 694- MA Comprehensives and
One additional course in your Specialization

MAPC 601 - Graduate Research

Explores strategies, methods and skills for locating and evaluating graduate research literature. Familiarizes students with specialized academic journals and literature within specializations. Explores graduate research methods, including qualitative and quantitative research paradigms.

MAPC 602 - Ethics and Multiculturism

Focuses on multicultural ethics. Introduces ethical theories for analyzing ethical situations and for making ethical decisions within and across cultures. Explores role of ethics in various academic disciplines and professional fields. NOTE: MA Program students only.

MAPC 603 - Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies

Includes attendance and participation in graduate seminars, preparation and presentation of graduate portfolio, degree planning, assessment of learning outcomes and documenting progress toward learning goals. NOTE: MA Program students only.

Specialization

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Take twenty-one (21) semester hours of specialization
course work selected in consultation with an
academic advisor.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

MAFA 605 Expressive Arts Praxis (3.00)

Examines theory and practice of the expressive arts in educational and studio settings, and analyzes these in relation to each students fine arts specialization. Focuses on the etiology and development of art expression from individual and cultural perspectives.

MAFA 606 Art History (3.00)

Integrates reports in discussions about the power and place of art through history. Includes research processes, art critique and analysis, integration of art, culture and history, common art themes and the ways they are expressed. Art History research required.

Cross listing(s): MAP 695F.

MAFA 607 Philosophy of Art (3.00)

Examines the nature and value of art and artistic activity. Aesthetics and major theories of art, artistic expression and artistic creation as a human universal are explored, through the media of visual arts, literature and music.

MAFA 608 Advanced Studio I (3.00)

The course is a continuation of a guided investigation and studio experience to an advanced level (I, II, or III) and focusing on exploring and demonstrating advanced artistic skills and techniques.

MAFA 609 Advanced Studio II (3.00)

The course is a continuation of a guided investigation and studio experience to an advanced level and focusing on the continued and further investigation, use, and defense of artistic choices in subject, form and content.

MAFA 610 Studio and Critique (3.00)

Focuses on delineation of an art problem or question to be explored visually during class in a selected medium. Explores the role of critique as a tool to enhance understanding and deepening of visual expression.

MAFA 611 Advanced Studio III (3.00)

The course is a continuation of a guided investigation and studio experience to an advanced level and focusing on the continued and further development of a personal style and unique expressive "voice".

MAFA 612 The Business of Art (3.00)

Explores elements of marketing and selling visual art within the art industry. Examines ways to network with other professionals, access galleries, artistic coops and museums. Includes instruction on presentation and discussion of the student's work as a professional artist.

Cross listing(s): MAP 695E.

MAHS 610 Historiography (3.00)

This course analyzes the methodologies used for analyzing and investigating historical events, questions, and issues and provides guidance for preparing graduate papers based on research.

MAHS 611 Historical Geography (3.00)

Analyzes the influences geography has had in shaping historical events of the United States and Europe.

MALC 605 The Writer's Voice (3.00)

Considers the presence and influences of the individual writer's voice in varied forms of writing from fiction, nonfiction, personal and political documents. Organizes around a series of issues concerning life and values related to our understanding of the self. Provides an intensive study of the individual approaches to literature chosen for their impact on the human imagination. Emphasizes selected figures and schools of thought.

MALC 608 Poetry Writing (3.00)

Provides an opportunity for self expression through poetry. Introduces the ingredients that go into making a great poem. Students apply their poetic presence via reflection. Applies self knowledge to develop the poet inside.

MALC 609 Creative Storytelling (3.00)

Introduces students to essential elements of creative storytelling. Examines examples of multiple media short stories. Develops an understanding of what make a good story and how to write a story using a mixed-media format

MALC 611 Writing the Novel (3.00)

Focuses on the incubation processes for starting to write a novel and carrying through with it. Reads local and national seminal novels and works on writing a novel, workshop own fiction, as well as start and shape a novel.

MALC 612 Playwriting and Screenwriting (3.00)

Explores and analyzes elements of playwriting and screenwriting using classic playwrights and screenwriters. Students conduct self-analysis to stimulate writing skills, construct storyboards, write a one-act play, and a screenplay for a short film.

MALC 613 Family Communication (3.00)

Examines communication and relationship patterns. Readings and discussion are combined with experiential activities focusing on the family system and its roles, power, stress and coping, conflict, marriage and family styles, and improving communication.

MALC 615 Writing the Novel II (3.00)

To continue work on novels begun in Writing the Novel or, if students have not taken that course but have novels of their own they have been working on, to continue that process.

MALC 616 Writing the Short Story (3.00)

Focuses on understanding and writing short stories. Students will study seminal stories (and works on short-story writing) and, with the facilitator and classmates, complete exercises in the genre and workshop their own stories.

MALC 618 Personal Essay -- Art of the "I" (3.00)

Examines the self as a source of literary exploration. with readings, exercises and discussion, students will learn how to transform personal events and memories into universal experiences. Along the way, students will discover why this dynamic form has inspired everyone from E.B White to David Sedaris.

MALC 619 The Literary Memoir (3.00)

Explores how the material of remembered life can engage, enlighten and entertain. Includes an overview of approaches as well as critical reading, writing exercises and manuscript workshop.

MALC 620 Neuroscience of Com & Conflict (3.00)

Explores the link between cognitive processes, communication and conflict behavior. Develops communication strategies for managing positional thinking, control needs, resistance to cooperation, heightened emotions, inflexibility, unrealistic goals, and how to promote cooperation.

Cross listing(s): MAPY 608.

MALC 621 Organizational Consulting and Coaching (3.00)

This course is designed to teach coaching and consulting methods. Skills include helping people find their strengths and expound on them, acting as a guide to bring out the best in people and teams. The course will discuss theories, application and ethical considerations.

MALC 622 Emotions in Communication & Conflict (3.00)

Draws on brain research to understand how emotions contribute to the development and escalation of conflict, as well as how professionals manage the communication of strong emotions during conflict.

Cross listing(s): MAPY 611.

MALC 623 Persuasive Communication (3.00)

Explore the practice of persuasion and rhetoric in interpersonal relationships, professional settings, sales and marketing, and the mass media. Emphasizes both theoretical explanations and practical application.

MALC 624 Seminar in Nonverbal Communication (3.00)

Examines communicative functions of nonverbal message behavior. Considers a variety of behavioral domains and interaction contexts from both theoretical and practical perspectives; includes discussion of visual rhetoric as used by the mass media.

MALC 625 Seminar in Leadership Communication (3.00)

Through case studies and a review of current research, this course looks at the impact of communication, culture, gender, status, power, ethics, change, and technology on leadership and formulates strategies for effective and innovative leadership.

MALC 626 Bridging Gender Communication Gap (3.00)

Explores the unique differences between male and female communication styles, and offers specific ways to integrate the best of both for mutual understanding and more effective and harmonious relationships.

MALC 627 Seminar in Intercultural Communication (3.00)

This seminar examines the significance and applications of communication between cultures. Topics covered include cultural assumptions, conflict between cultures, race and gender issues, ethics, organizational training, and models for improving communication.

MALC 628 Organizational Training and Development (3.00)

Examines the creation and development of training programs. Explores program assessment, curriculum planning and evaluation, design and administration of evaluation tools, and strategies for classroom delivery.

MALC 629 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication (3.00)

An interdisciplinary and cultural approach to the study of interpersonal communication. Examines communication across cultures, communication competencies, gender differences, power and language, and the impact of language on relationships.

MALC 630 Technical Comm: Theory & Practice (3.00)

Provides an in-depth study of technical communication, with an emphasis on technical writing and editing. Critiques and applies technical communication theory, technical research methodology, and effective technical writing techniques. Emphasizes document and content for communication within government, scientific, industrial, and other agencies.

MALC 631 Communication and Technology (3.00)

Introduces theories of technological communication. Communication will be explored in terms of online communities, social networking sites and knowledge management. Issues such as privacy, identity and collaboration will be discussed.

MALC 633 Qualitative Rsrch Methods Soc Sciences (3.00)

An introductory course in qualitative research methods in communication. Covers ethnography, case study analysis, narrative analysis, and auto ethnography. Research tools include observation, interviewing, and analysis of material culture. Students will conduct a qualitative study.

MALC 634 Legal Dimensions of Tech Communication (3.00)

Focuses on the legal obligations in the technical communication profession. Analyzes, clarifies and defines obligations to the employer, the audience, and oneself. Includes such legal topics as: the basics of the United States and state legal systems, privacy, copyright and trademark laws, and defamation.

MALC 635 Political Campaign Communication (3.00)

Examines the rhetoric and strategy in presidential campaigns, beginning with presidential primaries and continuing through campaign rallies, convention, debates, and inauguration.

MALC 637 Communication Management (3.00)

Analyzes technical communication systems within organizations. Emphasizes information flow, internal and external audiences, and organization cultures. Includes analysis and application through case studies, theoretical implications and research methodologies.

Cross listing(s): MAAL 637.

MALC 638 Seminar in Organizational Communication (3.00)

Introduces issues that organizations face when communicating internally and externally. Theories and practices of organizational culture will be discussed with emerging concepts such as workplace bullying and emotional labor.

MALC 639 Generational Communication (3.00)

Focuses on style, priorities, and need differences between the four generations currently involved in the workforce. Generates strategies for improving communication, motivating, and managing conflict between the generations.

MALC 641 Mediation Theory and Practice (3.00)

Examines the practice of mediation and skills employed to reach consensus among parties with divergent interests. Uses interactive simulations to explore methods to resolve disputes, with focus on ethics and impact of mediation on society.

MALC 642 Principles of Negotiation (3.00)

Focuses on the theory and processes of negotiation in a variety of settings. Examines interested-based negotiation, and offer counter-offer models. Introduces multi-party negotiation. Includes exercises and role plays.

MALC 643 Facilitation Theory and Practice (3.00)

Introduces the basic skills and knowledge to facilitate culturally diverse group interactions. Explores basic group facilitation skills, group dynamics, and the impact of prejudice and stereotyping on groups.

MALC 644 Advanced Mediation (3.00)

Provides students with an opportunity to enhance their mediation skills and increase their knowledge about advanced mediation techniques. Through role plays and simulations, introduces more complex issues in mediation and builds mediation skills.

Pre-requisite: MALC*641

MALC 645 Restorative Justice (3.00)

Compares and contrasts retributive and restorative paradigms. Surveys the roles of offender, victim, church, state, and community. Evaluates programs and crime prevention/intervention strategies. Examines family conferencing, sentencing circles, and victim-offender mediation.

MALC 647 Family Mediation (3.00)

Explores family mediation from the perspective of the psychology of marriage and family, systems theory, parenting, family dynamics, divorce and its effects on children and blended families - all set in our culturally diverse environment.

MALC 649 Managing Workplace Conflict (3.00)

Provides theoretical understanding about the sources and escalation of conflict in organizations. It provides strategies for leaders for addressing the problems and for mediators in how the problems might be resolved.

MALC 650 Managing Group Behavior (3.00)

Explores the sources and methods of managing conflict exhibited in group settings. Students will discuss factors such as group behavior, leadership, psychological climate, communication, conflict tactics, and problem solving strategies that promote conflict resolution.

MALC 651 Psychology of Conflict (3.00)

Explores physiological, psychological and sociological explanations about the emergence and escalation of conflict, sources of resistance, the need for retribution, expressions of power, face saving, judgmental bias, socio-emotional competence, and unresolved anger.

Cross listing(s): MAPY 623.

MALC 652 Leadership Development (3.00)

Provides students with leadership skills in adult training and development. Emphasizes interpersonal communication and focuses on the learning environment. Includes communication styles, motivation of individuals, work force diversity, and evolutions of group cultures. Introduces leadership theories and applications. Focuses on leadership development for communication consultants, adult educators, and trainers.

Cross listing(s): MAAL 652.

MALC 653 Creative Writing (3.00)

The Creative Writing course is designed to introduce graduate students to fiction and nonfiction writing. This course helps students develop their skills, to discover their distinctive voices, and to give their creative work their undivided attention.

MALC 654 Developing the Character in the Novel (3.00)

Studies the various techniques used in creating and developing characters in a novel. Examines published novels, which have characters readers can identify as authentic. Students create a portfolio of work.

MALC 655 Creative Nonfiction (3.00)

Focuses on reading masters of Creative Nonfiction and on producing student work in the personal essay, magazine-style essay, and memoir. It will also explore recent controversies concerning differences between fiction and nonfiction.

MALC 656 Topics in Creative Nonfiction (3.00)

An in-depth survey/practicum of the forms, approaches and styles of fact-based literature, including narrative journalism, column writing, personal essay, memoir, flash nonfiction, lyric essay and collage.

MALC 657 Reviewing the Arts (3.00)

Through readings in classical and contemporary art, film, book, and theater reviews, and practice with the facilitator, students will become proficient in the art of reviewing and critiquing the arts.

MALC 658 The Travel Writer (3.00)

Uses a balance of lecture, exercise, work shopping from fellow students, and feedback from the instructor, this course will give students a good grounding in the basics of travel writing (as first-person memoir primarily for articles). The group will travel outside the classroom, possibly on an overnight trip, and will include a visit by a travel editor.

MALC 659 Innovation & Entrepreneurship (3.00)

Examines the demographics and viability of creative and innovative endeavors. Identifies channels of communication available to reach targeted audiences. Students research and develop a comprehensive plan utilizing this information.

MALC 660 The Graphic Novel (3.00)

Focuses on how to plot and format a graphic novel script and how to translate various elements of story telling into ideas that can be conveyed visually.

MALC 661 Poetry Workshop (3.00)

Develops students' poetry writing skills and helps them learn to use a greater creative, critical and aesthetic understanding of their discipline in a workshop setting.

MALC 662 Phenomenology of Self (3.00)

Explores the phenomenological self, that is, the self as we experience it. Involves the examination of varieties of phenomenology developed by thinkers such as Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas.

MALC 663 Brain and Social Development (3.00)

Drawing on research from psychology, explores the relationship between neural structures and process and the forming and maintenance of human relationships.

Cross listing(s): MAPY 663.

MALC 664 Editing Nonfiction (3.00)

Applied editing skills for any type of writing in both professional and personal settings. Includes areas in editing and writing careers, such as book and article publishing, scholarly publications, and journalistic and magazine settings.

MALC 665 Forgiveness & Reconciliation (3.00)

Examines the nature and process of forgiveness, why it is hard to forgive, the role of an apology, self-forgiveness, and facilitating forgiveness in others in both personal and work settings.

Cross listing(s): MAPY 628.

MALC 668 Communication Through Social Media (3.00)

Explores different forms of social media and its influence on interpersonal and professional relationships. Examines the impact of social media on personal and group identity as well as relationship formation, maintenance and intimacy.

MALC 669 Comm & Conflict in Relationships (3.00)

Identifies the factors that produce good and bad relationships and explores strategies that can manage tensions and conflict in relationships. Considers work, family, and marriage relationships.

Cross listing(s): MAPY 669.

MAP 690E-W MA Individualized Study (3.00)

Provides an opportunity for faculty-directed individualized study in a field or topic as designated in the Degree Plan. The goals, content, and outcomes and assessments are to be proposed by the student and approved by the faculty prior to enrollment. NOTE: MA Program students only.

MAPC 601 Graduate Research (3.00)

Explores strategies, methods and skills for locating and evaluating graduate research literature. Familiarizes students with specialized academic journals and literature within specializations. Explores graduate research methods, including qualitative and quantitative research paradigms.

MAPC 602 Ethics and Multiculturism (3.00)

Focuses on multicultural ethics. Introduces ethical theories for analyzing ethical situations and for making ethical decisions within and across cultures. Explores role of ethics in various academic disciplines and professional fields. NOTE: MA Program students only.

MAPC 603 Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies (3.00)

Includes attendance and participation in graduate seminars, preparation and presentation of graduate portfolio, degree planning, assessment of learning outcomes and documenting progress toward learning goals. NOTE: MA Program students only.

MAPC 688 MA Capstone Planning (3.00)

Explores a variety of research methodologies, capstone proposal design, and facilitation of strategies for assessment, analysis and synthesis. A proposal for a capstone project to thesis is to be submitted for faculty approval. NOTE: MA Program students only.

MAPC 694 MA Comprehensives (3.00)

Students design discipline specific deep questions and write graduate level responses, integrating course work and research as necessary to provide a comprehensive response to each question. Questions include specific connections to the Regis mission.

MAPC 696 MA Capstone (3.00)

Demonstrates mastery of the student's declared and approved specialization. Projects may include applied research projects, services learning projects, internship projects or other capstone projects as approved by the faculty.

Pre-requisite: MAPC*688

MAPC 697A MA Thesis A (3.00)

Thesis project part 1: focuses on the introduction, literature review, and explanation of the methods used in the student's thesis.

MAPC 697B MA Thesis B (3.00)

Thesis project part 2: focuses on results, analysis, discussion and conclusions of the student's thesis.

MAPY 605 Human Growth and Development (3.00)

Provides an advanced study of normal human development from infancy throughout the life span, emphasizing integration of theory and research appropriate to each life phase. Considers the impact of cultural variation on life phases.

Cross listing(s): MCPY 605 MMFT 605 MLPC 605 MLS 660G MFT 605.

MAPY 606 Seminar in Theories of Personality (3.00)

Examines personality development from many theoretical orientations, including: psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, dispositional, and learning theory. Evaluates the impact of social variables, such as culture and gender and their contribution to personality development.

MAPY 607 Seminar in Social Psychology (3.00)

Covers major themes in the discipline of social psychology from an interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on practical professional application. Topics include social cognition; stereotyping and racism; aggression; attraction; persuasion; body image.

MAPY 608 Neuroscience of Communication & Conflict (3.00)

Explores the link between cognitive processes, communication and conflict behavior. Students develop communication strategies for managing positional thinking, control needs, resistance to cooperation, heightened emotions, inflexibility, unrealistic goals, and how to promote cooperation.

Cross listing(s): MALC 620.

MAPY 609 Comm Techs for Helping Professionals (3.00)

Provides essential graduate-level communication techniques with theoretical material and supporting research for professionals in or preparing to enter graduate-level, non-clinical helping professionals.

MAPY 611 Emotions in Communication & Conflict (3.00)

Draws on brain research to understand how emotions contribute to the development and escalation of conflict, as well as how professionals manage the communication of strong emotions during conflict.

Cross listing(s): MALC 622.

MAPY 620 The Psychology of Leadership/Innovation (3.00)

Analyzes the psychology of leadership and change in an innovation society. Conceptual tools and practical skills are utilized to examine psych/social models of leadership and to investigate how leaders can promote personal, organizational, and social change.

MAPY 621 Adolescent Psychology (3.00)

Systematic study of major theories of adolescent growth and development. Focuses on current research regarding adolescents and the implications of the research.

MAPY 622 Career Coaching (3.00)

Exploration of coaching roles and related coaching practices and competencies needed to assist clients in exploring career alternatives consistent with their passion, values, skills, and practical needs. Course addresses the changing nature of careers/jobs in a global environment.

MAPY 623 Psychology of Conflict (3.00)

Explores physiological, psychological and sociological explanations about the emergence and escalation of conflict, sources of resistance, the need for retribution, expressions of power, face saving, judgmental bias, socio-emotional competence, and unresolved anger.

Cross listing(s): MALC 651.

MAPY 624 Sport & Human Performance Psychology (3.00)

A comprehensive view of research, practice and consultation procedures. Explores how psychology and sport interact in the real world.

MAPY 625 Stress and Coping (3.00)

Focuses on the psychological process of stress, the physical connection between stress and health, and research on different coping interventions. Topics, including social support, chronic illness, and aging, are examined through a cross-cultural lens.

MAPY 626 Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3.00)

Industrial and organizational psychology concepts and practices, such as personality-based job analysis, performance measures and leadership theories, will be examined. Includes critical evaluation of contemporary issues in the workplace.

MAPY 627 Statistical Literacy for Social Sciences (3.00)

Focuses on interpreting the statistical results of published research as well as statistical program output. Discusses the importance and value of statistical literacy in the context of an increasingly patient-centered health care system.

MAPY 628 Forgiveness & Reconciliation (3.00)

Examines the nature and process of forgiveness, why it is hard to forgive, the role of an apology, self-forgiveness, and facilitating forgiveness in others in both personal and work settings.

Cross listing(s): MALC 665.

MAPY 652 Psychology of Religious Experience (3.00)

Examines and analyzes psychological perspectives on the religious experience, including human development, mystical experience, conversion, new movements and the personal spiritual experience. Explores major research trends regarding religious behavior, personality, and the spiritual experience.

MAPY 653 Jungian Dreamwork (3.00)

Follows the individuation process through messages delivered from the unconscious and particularly through dreams. Examines Jung's psychology as applied to dream work.

MAPY 654 Psychology of Women (3.00)

Examines and evaluates the psychology of women from several perspectives including developmental concepts, social and political issues, gender roles, and culture. Creates a forum for women's issues with special consideration toward counseling.

MAPY 655 Psychology of Creativity (3.00)

Examines creativity from a cross-cultural perspective. Explores creative expression as an essential element in the history of humankind, as well as an important developmental factor in the individual. Includes a survey of current psychological theories of creativity.

MAPY 657 Environmental Psychology (3.00)

Explores the relationships between humans and the physical environment. Focuses on theory, research, and application related to the field. Issues include environmental perception, effects of the environment on behavior, and the effects of behavior on the environment.

MAPY 658 Advanced Topics in Psychology (3.00)

Interdisciplinary seminar exploring contemporary issues in psychology through guided investigations and individual research. Explores a topic or research question, articulates a greater understanding of that work through research, discourse, and presentation.

MAPY 659 Complexity Innovation and Future (3.00)

Examines complexity theories and their application towards innovating for the future. Provides the experiential and analytical study wherein the student learns to exercise innovative thinking and action by examining the basis of complexity.

MAPY 660 Applied Health Psychology (3.00)

Focuses on how social psychological theories and concepts can be applied to develop interventions, trainings, public service announcements, and/or classes that influence individual's health-related attitudes and behaviors.

MAPY 663 Brain and Social Development (3.00)

Drawing on research from psychology, explores the relationship between neural structures and process and the forming and maintenance of human relationships.

Cross listing(s): MALC 663.

MAPY 669 Comm & Conflict in Relationships (3.00)

Identifies the factors that produce good and bad relationships and explores strategies that can manage tensions and conflict in relationships. Considers work, family, and marriage relationships.

Cross listing(s): MALC 669.

MARS 600A Religion & Culture: Key Approaches (3.00)

Provides a historical introduction and explores nine key approaches to the study of religions.

MARS 600B Religion & Culture: Key Topics (3.00)

Examines key topics in the study of religions (e.g., gender, new religious movements, mysticism and spirituality, and myth and ritual) and religions in the modern world (e.g., politics, economics, environment, science, and media).

MARS 610 Hebrew Bible/Torah (3.00)

Examines the literature of the Hebrew Bible (Torah). Students will read and discuss the Hebrew Bible (in English) using Jewish methodology of interpreting biblical writings while increasing the students awareness of the Jewish religious foundation.

MARS 611 History of Christian Thought (3.00)

Examines the history of Christian thought, surveying key Christian thinkers and significant developments from the church's inception to the present. Addresses major creeds, councils, and conversations of the Christian Church throughout history.

MARS 625 Introduction to Kabbalah (3.00)

Kabbalah (received tradition) a metaphorical tapestry of Jewish texts, practices, and ideas invites deep spiritual reflection. Students enter this tapestry, following the shape of its development and meaning.

MARS 661 Interfaith Dialogue (3.00)

Examines the influence of a faith tradition/practice on public and workplace discourse on a variety of topics. Explores the skills and techniques used by leaders of faith-based organizations to facilitate inter, intra, and secular-faith dialogue.

Cross listing(s): MNM 661.

MARS 695E-W Ignatian Scholars Colloquium (3.00)

The Ignatian Scholars Colloquium enable learners to articulate Jesuit principles, pedagogy and mission and apply external mission learning (strategies and tools) into courses and disciplines within the College for Professional Studies.

MASO 610 Issues in Sustainability (3.00)

Explores the main aspects of sustainability including environment, ethics, economics, and education. Utilizes systems thinking, scenario planning, and other innovative techniques in the application of sustainability to different disciplines, organizations and situations. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and critical analysis before admission to the Master of Arts degree program.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Current resume
  • Required admissions essays
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Spring 8W2 2014 March 3, 2014 February 17, 2014
Summer 8W1 2014 May 5, 2014 April 21, 2014
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Degree Tuition: Master of Arts

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $16,455 36 $455 $75
Online $16,455 36 $455 $75

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.