The Master of Social Science program offers students opportunities for professional enhancement in the field through exploration of timely and relevant social science issues from a variety of academic perspectives. Students create and follow a program of study coordinated by the departments of Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, and Women’s Studies. Students have considerable freedom to build a degree tailored to their interests. The program also provides an opportunity for development and publication of a thesis. It is our expectation that graduates will gain familiarity with research, theoretical advances, applications and methodological approaches related to current topics in Social Science.
Students choose from two tracks of study. Select the link to read more about each track:
General Track- a program ideal for teachers and other professionals wishing to study the latest advancements in social science theory, methods and substantive issues.
Global Analysis Track - a program of interest to students pursuing or continuing careers in human rights, international non-governmental organizations, homeland security and intelligence and policy analysis.