::Master of Arts


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A Master of Arts degree (Latin: Magister Artium{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; abbreviated M.A., MA) or Latin: artium magister{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, abbreviated A.M., or AM) is a type of master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. The degree is usually contrasted with the Master of Science degree. Those admitted to the degree typically study English, history, communication, or other of the humanities, philosophy, social sciences, fine arts or (at some universities) nursing, museum studies or theology. The degree can be conferred in respect of completing courses and passing examinations, in respect of research, or a combination of the two.

The Master of Arts degree traces its origin to the teaching license, or Licentia docendi, for the University of Paris.<ref></ref>

Master of Arts sections
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