menu
Posted by
Message
Cajun Revolution
George Washington Fan
Member since Apr 2009
44671 posts

What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?

I'm starting a masters program in essentially the same exact function. One is a categorized as a M.S and the other M.A. I'm a bit confused as which is seen as more valuable.

Not many universities offer this focus in masters programs so I was just curious.




CorkSoaker
LSU Fan
Biloxi, MS
Member since Oct 2008
4970 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Masters in art or science


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
37957 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Arts
Sciences


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
52372 posts
Online

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Science and Art? I'd go with Science.




JumpingTheShark
USA Fan
Uptown Dallas
Member since Nov 2012
8711 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Cajun Revolution
George Washington Fan
Member since Apr 2009
44671 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
As far as the perception. Is MAs considered pretty much shitty degrees.

I figured the Science was more business related.


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
52372 posts
Online

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
That's what I'm thinking. The MS seems more technical. I'd go with that, but then again I don't know what you're pursuing.

Best of luck, though.


Bmath
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Aug 2010
8369 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
I have an M.S. which means I mastered all of science. Duh.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Cajun Revolution
George Washington Fan
Member since Apr 2009
44671 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
M.S in Acquisitions and Contracting from Florida Institute of Technology.


lsuoilengr
Member since Aug 2008
1114 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
So you're doing a masters but don't know the difference between the two?


Hmm


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
52372 posts
Online

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Ooooo fancy


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Cajun Revolution
George Washington Fan
Member since Apr 2009
44671 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Well, I was making the decision. I've decided on FIT. I looked at the course offering and they're pretty much the same as the M.A. one. That was my question.


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
52372 posts
Online

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Maybe you should call the department and ask what the difference is. Or it might be on the website.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
52372 posts
Online

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
The difference might be the requirements to enter the program. If you have an Arts background, you might not be eligible for the MS.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Seven Costanza
LSU Fan
The Wild West
Member since Aug 2012
1881 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Sounds like a technical field. Go with the MS if you can.

Even if there isn't a difference an MS degree would like better in my opinion.
This post was edited on 6/16 at 9:59 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
23854 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
subject matter


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
SouthOfSouth
LSU Fan
South of I-10 till I die
Member since Jun 2008
41223 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
A Master Aquirer. You will continue to become a badass.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Phat Phil
Tennessee Fan
Krispy Kreme
Member since May 2010
4648 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
Difference is MS will be slightly less worthless than MA. In today's economy ROI isn't guaranteed like it was 10, 20 years ago.


Cajun Revolution
George Washington Fan
Member since Apr 2009
44671 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
True but in my field it helps. I'm already borderline qualified to head an entire Purchasing Dept., by the time I'm 30, I want to be more than qualified. I've got both my certs, now I just need a Masters. And then I'm in the money.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
tilco
Auburn Fan
Mobile, AL
Member since Nov 2013
2417 posts

re: What's the Difference in M.S and M.A?
MS checking in.....I can attest to its worthlessness. Just get in the work force.....unless you want a couple more football seasons.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram