Master of Applied Science

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Master of Applied Science (abbreviations include MASc, MAppSc, MApplSc, and MAS) is an academic degree. It is conferred far more widely in the Commonwealth of Nations than in the US.

"MASc" degrees are generally conferred in Commonwealth of Nations for engineering-related studies more academic than those required for the Master of Engineering (MEng). MASc degrees require coursework and a thesis, with the thesis being the major component, whereas a Master of Engineering may require only coursework and a project, with the coursework being the major component.[1] MASc degrees are also conferred for other subjects, such as psychology at the University of Waterloo [2]

"MAppSc" and "MApplSc" degrees are conferred in Australia and New Zealand for a wider variety of professional studies, to include practitioner fields outside of engineering.

"MASc" is conferred in at least fifteen North American universities: Ontario Tech University,[3]Arizona State University, University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University,[4] Delta State University, University of Delaware, University of Nebraska, Carleton University, University of Denver, University of Guelph, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Concordia University, University of Toronto,[5] Toronto Metropolitan University, McMaster University,[6] Queen's University,[7] University of Victoria,[8] University of Waterloo,[9] York University,[10] École de technologie supérieure,[11] and Université de Montréal,[12] in the more expansive manner of Australia and New Zealand.

"MESc" is conferred at The University of Western Ontario,[13] although the degree is equivalent to the MASc.

"MASc" is conferred at the University of Waterloo under the department of management sciences,[14] and also in psychology for developmental communication sciences [15] and industrial/organizational psychology [16]

"MAS" is conferred at Johns Hopkins University, Missouri Western State University, and the University of California San Diego in various sciences including chemistry, engineering technology management, forensic investigation, spatial analysis, and clinical research.[17][18]


  1. ^ "OCIECE - Programs". The Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  2. ^ "Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Psychology - Developmental and Communication Science". University of Waterloo.
  3. ^ "MASc Ontario Tech University". Ontario Tech University.
  4. ^ "Department of Mechanical Engineering - Master of Applied Science (MASc)". Dalhousie University.
  5. ^ "Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering - Research Degrees". University of Toronto.
  6. ^ "McMaster University - Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Engineering". McMaster University.
  7. ^ "MASc - Queen's University". Queen's University.
  8. ^ "MASc - University of Victoria". University of Victoria.
  9. ^ "Systems Design Engineering - MASc at Waterloo". University of Waterloo. 31 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Graduate Admission - MASc". York University. Archived from the original on 2018-03-24. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  11. ^ "Graduate Programs". ÉTS Montréal.
  12. ^ "Programmes d'études en sciences pures et appliquées - Université de Montréal". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  13. ^ "Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Master of Engineering Science (MESc)". University of Western Ontario.
  14. ^ "Master of Applied Science (MASc)". University of Waterloo.
  15. ^ "Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Psychology - Developmental and Communication Science". University of Waterloo.
  16. ^ "Psychology - MASc (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) at Waterloo". University of Waterloo.
  17. ^ "Graduate School | Missouri Western State University".
  18. ^ "Home". UCSD Master of Advanced Studies. Retrieved 2023-02-09.