The Degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, and Master of Science

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, and Master of Science are advanced degrees implying the acquisition of knowledge and skills beyond those required for a baccalaureate.

• Some of these degrees may be taken en route to a doctoral degree, while others are terminal.

• All master’s degrees imply the recognition of their holders as skilled practitioners of their disciplines.

• In order to be awarded a master’s degree, it is necessary to demonstrate a grasp of advanced knowledge through coursework and the ability to learn independently and to communicate effectively with one’s peers.

• The granting of the master’s degree is based upon the completion of any special program requirements in addition to the items listed below.