Master’s Programs

The School of Arts and Sciences offers both professional and academic master’s programs.

Professional master’s programs at SAS serve a diverse community of full-time students, working professionals who study part-time, explorers considering applications to doctoral programs, and lifelong learners who want to improve workplace credentials or enrich their lives.

Academic master’s programs award a Master of Arts degree after completion of requisite coursework and exams. If you decide to enroll in a master’s program in an academic discipline rather than a professional field, keep in mind that you will most likely need a Ph.D. (or another terminal degree) if you decide to pursue a career as an academic.

Master’s Programs by Subject:

Anthropology (M.A.)

Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (M.A.)

Arabic and Islamic Studies (M.A.)

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Master of Chemical Sciences

Criminology (M.S.)

East Asian Languages and Civilizations (M.A.)

English (M.A.)

Master of Environmental Studies

Master of Science in Applied Geosciences

Germanic Languages and Literatures (M.A.)

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

International Master of Public Administration (I.M.P.A.)

History (M.A.)

Liberal Arts

Linguistics (M.A.)


Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (M.A.)

Organizational Dynamics

Philosophy (M.A.)

Master of Applied Positive Psychology

South Asia Studies (M.A.)

Interdisciplinary Master’s Programs:

Master of Biotechnology

This program draws its faculty and courses from SAS and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

M.B.A/M.A. Joint Degree

Offered by The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, this program combines an M.A. in International Studies from SAS and a Wharton M.B.A.