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Critical & Creative Thinking, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Boston, MA, United States| Online
The Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) program at the University of Massachusetts Boston provides its students with knowledge, tools, experience, and support so they can become constructive, reflective agents of change in education, work, social movements, science, and creative arts.
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Overview

Critical thinking, creative thinking, and reflective practice are valued, of course, in all fields. In critical thinking we seek to scrutinize the assumptions, reasoning, and evidence brought to bear on an issue — by others and by oneself; such scrutiny is enhanced by placing ideas and practices in tension with alternatives. 

Key functions of creative thinking include generating alternative ideas, practices, and solutions that are unique and effective, and exploring ways to confront complex, messy, ambiguous problems, make new connections, and see how things could be otherwise. In reflective practice we take risks and experiment in putting ideas into practice, then take stock of the outcomes and revise our approaches accordingly.

Career

The Critical & Creative Thinking Program from University of Massachussetts Boston appeals to students looking for professional and personal development who are interested in learning from and with others of diverse backgrounds and interests. Many are mid-career educators: teachers and college professors, curriculum specialists, museum educators, or educational administrators. Others are policy makers or personnel trainers in government, corporate, scientific, or nonprofit settings. Some are artists, musicians, writers, journalists, and community activists. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Fundations of Philosophical Thought
  • Holistic & Transformative Teaching
  • Dialogue Processes
  • Creative Thinking, Collaboration, and Organizational Change
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Issues and Controversies in Antiracist and Multicultural Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for national students: March 1st

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14529 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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