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Master of Arts in Science in A Changing World
The Master of Arts in Science in a Changing World is formally a track within the Critical and Creative Thinking graduate program. This 33 credit program prepares students to focus on science in the context of social change or individual intellectual development. This program is a joint effort of two other university programs: science, technology, and values, and critical and creative thinking. Course material, classroom activities, teaching/learning interactions, and projects focused on real-world problems provide students opportunities to:
Students with diverse backgrounds and career paths — from laboratories to field research, journalism to policy formulation, teaching to activism — are welcome to join the track. In addition to examining science and its social context, students develop valuable professional skills in research, writing, and evaluation for civic engagement and in collaborative processes and problem-based teaching around current controversies involving science and technology.
Science in a Changing World students graduate well-prepared to move across the persistent divide between sciences and humanities. They are able to participate in questioning and shaping the direction of scientific and social changes, as well as to teach and engage others to participate in this important endeavor. Master's degree students, graduate students from other programs, and advanced undergraduates are welcome to enroll in individual courses.
RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, MARYLAND, AND MINNESOTA: The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.
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