Years back on e-budo there was a rash of dilpoma mills cranking out PHDs in MA that were being exposed. One of the owners (Hunt) came and was posting that his degrees were legit but they were for theology and Philosphy, MA was just a subpart of the cirriculm. However he clearly advertised on his site giveing out doctorates in MA. There is no accredited degree in MA at any level. Someone, can't remember who, did the leg work to prove that no one in the US recognizes a degree in MA from anyone.