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Master of Arts

with specializations

Pursue ethical and social development through one of six specializations.

The Master of Arts degree program at Regis is designed for curious learners who want to discover how ideas shape the world. Rooted in our Jesuit Catholic values and mission, our program gives you the skills needed to make your mark on society and help build a more just and humane world. We encourage you to challenge the status quo as you explore the humanities, social sciences, philosophy, ethics, logic and more.

Our M.A. program is designed for busy working adults, with classes offered in an accelerated, 8-week online format and multiple start dates throughout the year to maximize flexibility. With small class sizes and one-on-one faculty mentorship, you’ll receive the focused academic support you need in a program that respects your limited time.

As part of your studies, you’ll have the chance to turn your passion into action through an internship or service-learning project, for which you can earn academic credit by taking the Experiential Capstone course. Choose from our six multidisciplinary specializations, including Applied Psychology, Communications, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Literature and Religious Studies. No matter what you choose to specialize in, the Regis Master of Arts prepares you with the critical thinking and leadership skills needed for both personal and professional growth.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online
7- or 8-week terms

Time Commitment
12 - 24 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

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Join Regis Alumni Working As:

With an MA degree, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles across industries. Examples of career opportunities within the various specializations include, but are not limited to:

| Writers or Authors
| Teachers or Educators
| Public Relations and Media Personel
| Government and Nonprofit Workers
| Consultants and Advocates

By the Numbers

12:1
Average student-to-faculty ratio at Regis
6
M.A. specializations including applied psych, communications, creative writing and more
95%
Regis master’s graduates who report* working in their degree field

*Regis First Destination Survey

Specializations

As a student in our Master of Arts program, you'll choose from one of six distinct specializations to engage in a program of study that best matches your personal and career ambitions. Choose the area that interests you to learn more.

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APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Develop your ability to study, understand and solve problems that arise in the context of human behavior, such as public health issues, organizational issues in the workplace, and problems in educational settings.

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COMMUNICATION

Nothing is accomplished without clear, effective communication. Hone your existing skills as you explore how communication affects all aspects of human life, including relationships, conflict and leadership.

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CREATIVE WRITING

Examine the style, form and function of great literary works from various periods and places, as you apply these principles to your own craft and develop new strategies for your ongoing writing practice.

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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Explore humanity’s rightful place within its bio-physical environment as you examine environmental issues and sustainability solutions from a dynamic interdisciplinary perspective.

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LITERATURE

Discover how novels, nonfiction, plays and poetry are not only creations of individual writers or products of their specific historical time and place, but also agents of cultural change.

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Religious institutions and religious faith have been driving forces behind human activity for thousands of years. Explore the impact religion continues to have on politics, culture, justice, media and more.

To apply to the Master of Arts program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Admissions essay
  • Resume
  • Faculty interview may be required

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Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $599 per credit hour
Total program credits: 33
A 10% tuition discount is offered for licensed educators.

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Master of Arts from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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A Culture of Excellence

The Master of Arts with specializations is offered by Regis College.