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What is the difference between an MA and MS degree?

May 28, 2009

Most students pursuing the MA expect to go into practice; students pursuing an MS typically intend to pursue doctoral studies. Many MS students also want to work in program evaluation or other research. The MA program does not require a thesis, whereas the MS program culminates with a research thesis. There are slight differences in the course requirements for the MS. If you are interested in the option, ask the Counseling Psychology office for more specific information and discuss your ideas with an advisor.

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