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MA Programs in Social Science Studies in North America 2021

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.Social Sciences program… Read more

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Social Sciences programs give students a foundational understanding of complex sociological and psychological principles that prepares them for careers in non-profit organizations, treatment facilities, home healthcare and government agencies. Common course topics include sociology, psychology, ethics, grant writing, research and social policy.

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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort le ... +

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the major are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to install the intellectual and practical tools to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major will demonstrate a range of professional skills (e.g., peer review, public presentations, critical thinking) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that makes significant contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Pittsburgh, USA

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education play ... +

The Master of Arts degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is for the emerging educational scholar interested in the fundamental role that education plays in society. Under the guidance of senior faculty, SCAE students use the tools of the social sciences and humanities to study fundamental issues in education, such as equity, justice, school reform, and educational change. SCAE is a unique combination of two educational fields of study -- Comparative Education and Social Foundations of Education – that brings together a faculty with diverse interests in educational change and improvement. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 semesters
English
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master ... +

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses, and humanitarian crises. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
English
Sep 2021
16 Apr 2021
Campus
 

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Grand Valley State University Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Allendale Charter Township, USA

The Professional Master of Arts in Social Innovation (PMASI) is designed to prepare individuals to foster and lead innovation throughout their organizations, businesses, and c ... +

The Professional Master of Arts in Social Innovation (PMASI) is designed to prepare individuals to foster and lead innovation throughout their organizations, businesses, and communities in ways that impact daily operations and strategic goals. The program trains students to critically examine and address complex social problems such as childhood hunger, illiteracy, domestic violence, air pollution, food deserts, contaminated drinking water, poverty, and homelessness. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
Claremont Graduate University School of Educational Studies
Claremont, USA

Community-engaged education bridges the divide between academia (PK–16) and activism by exploring how schools and communities can partner with one another for mutual benefit. ... +

Community-engaged education bridges the divide between academia (PK–16) and activism by exploring how schools and communities can partner with one another for mutual benefit. The Master of Arts program in Community-Engaged Education & Social Change trains educators who understand the critical intersections across learning, teaching, and the local community. Designed for students interested in nonprofit, educational, and public-service careers, this experiential degree program allows you to participate in community-campus partnerships to exercise alternative and critical pedagogies. The program’s unique curriculum offers opportunities for important self-reflection and newfound awareness of local knowledge, assets, and alternative education projects. The program also examines the current scholarship on the process of community-building and social change through texts, guest speakers, and community internships. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
Concordia University and John Molson School of Business
Montreal, Canada

The MA in Child Studies investigates child cognition, emotion, social functioning, language, literacy, numeracy, moral development, special needs learners, and play. Education ... +

The MA in Child Studies investigates child cognition, emotion, social functioning, language, literacy, numeracy, moral development, special needs learners, and play. Education researchers also consider the critical role that families, peers, teachers, schools, inclusive practices, communities and culture play in development. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Institute for Humane Education
Surry, USA

The M.A. in Humane Education is recommended for non-classroom educators and social justice, animal protection, and environmental advocates who wish to work outside of school s ... +

The M.A. in Humane Education is recommended for non-classroom educators and social justice, animal protection, and environmental advocates who wish to work outside of school settings. M.A. coursework enables students to raise awareness and educate effectively about the interconnected issues that affect people, animals, and the environment, focusing on bringing about long-term, systemic change. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 

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