[Air-l] something totally different

Ellis Godard ellisgodard at starband.net
Wed Mar 6 14:52:13 PST 2002


IMHO, it should be an MS when the field or work is scientific, and an MA
when it isn't. I tried to get my department to offer an MS in Sociology, but
it would have required an act of the state legislature.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: air-l-admin at aoir.org [mailto:air-l-admin at aoir.org]On Behalf Of
> Thomas Burg
> Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 11:29 PM
> To: air-l at aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-l] something totally different
>
>
> Dear Members:
> I dare to ask something on the margins of this list.
> We at our university have to invent Master Programs that are
> internationally comparable. That means here in Austria we are
> moving from national to international systems and naming.
> Due to a lack of tradition we struggle with the meaning of MA and
> MSc programs. We cannot distinguish precisely what makes up the
> one or the other. Our field is that of New Media, Telematics,
> Knowledge Management - thus more on the production and management
> side. We found several programs out there that cover more or less
> similar contents and courses but are named MA or MSc without any
> comprehensible reason. Some colleagues are opting for MSc as the
> default label for our programs but I'm not so sure about that.
>
> Thanks for listening
>
>
>
> Thomas N. Burg,
>
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