There are a few key differences between an M.A. degree in Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. Here are some of the most important:
1. The length of the M.A. program in Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand vary significantly. In Canada, for example, an M.A. program takes three years to complete while in the USA it takes four years and in Australia it takes two years.
2. In Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand an M.A. degree is considered to be a masters degree level qualification while in some other countries it is not considered as such and is instead treated as a doctoral degree level qualification.
3. The faculties that offer an M.A. degree in Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand also differ significantly with regards to their research focus and teaching methods. For example, some faculties in Canada focus more on teaching than research while others have a more balanced approach between the two areas.
4. The tuition fees for an M.A. degree in Canada, the USA, Australia, or New Zealand also differ significantly with a maximum fee of C$ 45000 (USD 36000) being charged by Queen’s University in Kingston upon Thames while Monash University charges A$ 179000 (USD 145000) for its MAs in Business and Psychology respectively.