master of arts

often capitalized M&A

Definition of master of arts

  1. 1 :  the recipient of a master's degree that usually signifies that the recipient has passed an integrated course of study in one or more of the humanities and sometimes has completed a thesis involving research or a creative project and that typically requires two years of work beyond a bachelor's degree

  2. 2 :  the degree making one a master of arts —abbreviation MA, AM

15th Century

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15th century

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