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 experiential capstone project or internship. 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 + on-campus courses
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 Advocats

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Applied Psychology

Take a deeper dive into the science of human behavior and how people cope and thrive in the modern world. You’ll study psychological theories and learn to apply them to your own life, taking what you learn to better the world through action. You will also gain a strong relationship with faculty experts in designing your academic experience.

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Fueling your passion with a Master of Arts degree in Communications will offer you opportunities for self-reflection, critical and creative thinking, community outreach and service learning. You will complete core studies covering graduate transformation and ethics, along with specialization courses in communications dealing with theory and workplace skills.

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Creative Writing

Character development. Short stories. Composition of fiction and nonfiction. Do the elements of all forms of writing attract you? You’ll dive into the foundations of everything from novels to business writing by studying others’ works while learning about the publishing industry. If you want to study the works of the greatest literary minds to analyze style and execute your own creative form, this master’s degree is for you.

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Environmental Studies

Address environmental issues and learn how to preserve our planet for future generations through an MA with a Specialization in Environmental Studies. You will establish a well-rounded awareness of global sustainability and a deeper understanding of the interdependence between people, planet, and animals. You will study environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary framework that draws on science, philosophy, religion, psychology, and communications, and you will be prepared to participate in future conservation efforts.

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Are you inspired by the works of American and English literature authors? You will explore the fundamentals of classic novels, non-fiction, plays and poetry, while analyzing these works for their meaning. By placing the novel in its period of time, you will gain a deeper meaning of history and how that piece of writing influenced society around it. You’ll have a unique opportunity to dive headlong into this key art form.

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Religious Studies

Religious traditions are rooted in history, and constantly affected by globalization and social change. Enrich your global perspective with an MA in Religious Studies. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continuously examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" You will have the opportunity to analyze broad questions about culture, social justice, and multiple ways of life by studying how religions are and have been expressed, perceived, and practiced.

Program Details

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

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

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Program tuition: $565 per credit hour
A 10% tuition discount is offered for licensed educators.

Total program credits: 33

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 sign up for one of our upcoming graduate financial aid information sessions

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The Master of Arts with specializations is offered by the School for Professional Advancement within Regis College.