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Science in a Changing World, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Boston, MA, United States| Online
Science in a Changing World students from University of Massachusetts Boston 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.
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Overview

Course material, classroom activities, teaching/learning interactions, and projects from this Science in a Changing World focused on real-world problems provide students opportunities to:

  • learn about science and its social and historical context
  • gain a set of models for work in education, policy, and other areas of civic engagement
  • discuss practices and philosophies of science, education, and social change; and
  • undertake research with a view to engaging with science in a changing social and personal world.

Learning outcomes

Science in a Changing World MA students take four core courses, four elective courses, and three final research and writing courses, ending with the completion of a capstone project that synthesizes each student’s experience in the program with respect to individual interests.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Environment, Science and Society: Critical Thinking
  • Biology in Society: Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics Thinking Skills
  • Scientific & Political Change
  • Children and Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for national students: March 1st

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, 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

  • Official Transcripts and Official English Translations
  • Evidence of Completion of a University-level Degree Program
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Exam Scores
  • I-20: Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa
  • Completed "Transfer Verification Form", if needed
  • International Applicant Fee

 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14529 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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