About the Program

This program offers students the opportunity to acquire a broad interdisciplinary background in the social sciences and includes a familiarization with the perspectives, processes, and methods used in the study of social phenomena. Designed for students and professionals from all walks of life, the program allows one to tailor the emphasis of the course of study to fit a variety of individual and career interests.

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Program Learning Outcomes: Skills and Knowledge

The Master of Arts in Social Science (MASS) degree was developed in recognition of the need for many to have access to a broad, flexible graduate program as an important element in their career development. It is designed to enable students in a wide range of occupations to tailor a graduate program to meet their specific needs and interests.

Tracks or Concentrations

MASS is a flexible degree program allowing students to tailor aspects and courses along a social science path that helps meet their personal needs in a graduate degree. Students accepted for the MASS degree program may simultaneously enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership.

Modalities of Instruction

  • Face-to-Face
  • Online, Synchronous (Scheduled Meeting Times)

Aspirational Career Sector

  • 61. Education
  • 92. Public Administration, National Security, & Government Services (including cybersecurity)