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What is the difference between an M.A. and M.S. degree?

May 28, 2009

Most students pursuing the M.A. expect to go into practice; students pursuing an M.S. typically intend to pursue doctoral studies. Many M.S. students also want to work in program evaluation or other research. The M.A. program does not require a thesis, whereas the M.S. program culminates with a research thesis. There are slight differences in the course requirements for the M.S. 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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