Critical and Creative Thinking MA

Develop the knowledge, skills, tools, and experience you need to make effective changes in education, work, social movements, science, or the arts.

UMass Boston’s Critical and Creative Thinking MA was ranked as one of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report. This program focuses on learning and applying ideas and tools in critical thinking, creative thinking, and reflective practice. It’s designed for students from a wide array of professions and endeavors looking for personal and professional development to develop clarity and confidence to become constructive, reflective agents of change in education, work, social movements and activism, science, and creative arts. You’ll experiment and take risks as you apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world situations, reflect on these outcomes and revise accordingly, and build a set of tools, practices, and perspectives that work in your specific professional and personal endeavors. Apply these skills to virtually any field — from education to policy making to the arts.

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Ranked as one of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Ranked as one of the Best Graduate Education Schools by U.S. News & World Report.