Master of Science Programs in Social Sciences

Compare 340 MSc Programs in Social Sciences

A Master of Science degree is one of the most popular options for post-graduate study in the world. Thousands of students are taking these courses of study in order to enhance their resumes, build their skills, and gain a deeper understanding of their chosen field. There are many different fields that a master’s degree can be gained in, but one popular choice is social sciences.

What is an MSc in Social Sciences? These degrees involve a wide field that concerns the study of human behavior and institutions. It can include subject areas such as psychology, family studies, human services, education, geography, social research, management, and public health. It can involve specific regions, such as the Atlantic or Europe, or it can discuss more general ideas that apply across the globe. Courses can cover a variety of subjects and come in several different formats.

One of the many advantages of taking a Master of Science in Social Sciences is that it provides valuable information and knowledge students will need as they continue into their future careers, allowing them to expand their competency and skill set. In addition, a master’s degree helps to burnish a graduate’s credentials and give them an edge when searching for a job.

The cost of a master’s degree in social sciences can vary widely depending on a variety of different factors. These can include considerations such as the country where the school is located, any transfer credits that the student may have earned, and the structure of an individual program. Students should carefully research the schools they are interested in.

Many different jobs are available to those with a Master in Social Sciences. These can include psychologist, social worker, emergency preparedness consultant, human resources manager, analyst, or economist. The possibilities are almost limitless.

If you are interested in getting a Master of Science in Social Sciences, start today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

Read More

M.S. in Sociology with an Emphasis in Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 3 more

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Education prepares students for teaching undergraduate courses at the 2-year or 4-year institution in both ground and online modalities. [+]

MSc Degrees in Social Sciences. Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Education prepares students for teaching undergraduate courses at the 2-year or 4-year institution in both ground and online modalities. Balancing sociology content with pedagogy and classroom techniques, this unique program offers a pathway to obtaining advanced training in the field of sociology while satisfying the requirements for ongoing professional development. Graduates of this program will be able to fulfill the graduate course requirements necessary for opportunities in teaching at the post-secondary level. Min. Education Bachelor Degree [-]

MSc Psychology

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York City Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 26 more

This unique course encourages sophisticated critical appraisal of current key debates in applied psychology. By completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate critical evaluation of Psychology’s contribution to human performance and well-being in different applied contexts and also develop advanced research skills in applied psychology. [+]

MSc Psychology This unique course encourages sophisticated critical appraisal of current key debates in applied psychology. By completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate critical evaluation of Psychology’s contribution to human performance and well-being in different applied contexts and also develop advanced research skills in applied psychology. This course applies to a broad range of sectors and is designed for anyone wishing to understand more about the underpinning psychological research and mechanisms for employees, organisations and business practices. Learning Outcomes Sophisticated critical awareness of key theories and methods in applied psychology, Deep critical understanding of how Psychology can be applied in real-world contexts. Advanced knowledge of research methods and statistics in applied psychology. Ability to appraise the efficacy of different interventions to promote psychological well-being and performance. Comparison, evaluation and application of theoretical perspectives in applied psychology. Generation of hypotheses and research questions. Translation of theory into professional practice and applied research. Application of psychological research methods to a novel research topic. Planning and execution of an original piece of research. Ability to identify and address ethical and professional issues in applied psychology. Sensitivity to contextual and interpersonal factors. Demonstrating an independent and flexible approach to learning. Fees £12,635 UNICAF offers a number of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please contact a UNICAF student adviser. PathWay Required Credits/Units: 180 Core Modules PL4D118 - Contemporary Debates and Methods in Psychology PL4D119 - Dissertation in Psychology PL4S139 - Introduction to Workplace Psychology PL4S140 - Organisational Culture and... [-]

Master of Science in Experimental Psychology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Rochester + 1 more

The master of science program in applied experimental and engineering psychology emphasizes the role of human behavior in the use of technology. [+]

The master of science degree program in applied experimental and engineering psychology emphasizes the role of human behavior and performance in both simple and complex human-machine systems. The departments of psychology, industrial and systems engineering, and information technology all contribute to the teaching of courses in the program. Engineering psychology examines the capabilities and limitations to sense, perceive, store, and process information and how these human factors impact human interactions with technology. This knowledge is applied to the design, use, and maintenance of human-machine systems. Students are trained in both research methods of experimental psychology and application of the results in contemporary problems in industry. Engineering psychologists are interested in how and why performance might be changed through the use of technology. For instance, a new interface for controlling the radio in a vehicle may cause errors because a control is too sensitive for human-motor performance or because the driver is confused as to how to use the interface.The program prepares students to function as effective engineering psychologists in industrial, governmental, or consulting organizations. The program also provides a foundation for further advanced academic study in human factors or experimental psychology. Admission requirementsApplicants to this program are expected to have 20 quarter credit hours (or 15 semester hours) of course work in undergraduate psychology or a related field (e.g., engineering, computer science, information technology), including one course in experimental psychology and another in statistics. Admission decisions are based on:... [-]


MSc in Organisational Psychology

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 28 more

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working professionals in big organizations and for all those who want to understand how human interaction affects the working environment. [+]

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working professionals in big organizations and for all those who want to understand how human interaction affects the working environment. The MSc in Organisational Psychology provides students with the necessary psychological concepts and theories while aiming at developing a number of key skills such as evaluative, research, interpersonal and analytical skills. Psychology theories are taught on how to be applied at work and thus learn how to understand the human resources of the organization. Duration 18-24 months. Delivery Mode Online and through Supported Open Learning Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Workplace Psychology - PSY600 Workplace Psychology - UUPSY600 Organisational Communication - PSY701 External Communications Management - PSY702 Organisational Leadership - PSY703 Organisational Culture Management - PSY704 Project and Research Management PSY705 Dissertation - PSY706 [-]

MSc in Psychological Science

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The MSc in Psychological science (1-year full-time postgraduate programme) is an exciting new MSc programme which provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications. [+]

MSc in Psychological Science

The MSc in Psychological science (1-year full-time postgraduate programme) is an exciting new MSc programme which provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications. The postgraduate programme showcases the core strengths of the Department of Psychology with emphasis on research methods, applied and social psychology, and clinical psychology. The course represents an exit route for those interested in research careers in the voluntary or state sector, and it provides an excellent basis for entry to doctoral level degree programmes in psychology.

 

Obectives

On successful completion of this programme, it is expected that students will be able to:... [-]


Master of Science in School Psychology

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Master of Science (MS) in School/Clinical Psychology is a Terminal Master Degree Program that will concomitantly provide students the foundations of the School and Clinical Psychology (S/CP) profession. The program will prepare its graduates to engage in competent practice of the profession at the Master level. [+]

(with specialization in Neuropsychology or Neuroscience of Learning) The Master of Science (MS) in School/Clinical Psychology is a Terminal Master Degree Program that will concomitantly provide students the foundations of the School and Clinical Psychology (S/CP) profession. The program will prepare its graduates to engage in competent practice of the profession at the Master level. As part of the program, students have an option of completing a concentration in Neuropsychology (NP) or in Neuroscience of Learning (NSL). With this degree, students will be able to seek licensing in PR and in most states of USA. They may also pursue doctoral studies in School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology or in Clinical Neuropsychology. This MS program will also allow students to acquire most of the basic functional knowledge, skills and attitudes of Clinical Psychology including; Psychopathology, Crisis Intervention, Evidence-Based Interventions, Psychological Testing and Evaluation. Curriculum Foundational Courses Clinical/Professional Courses Courses for Neuropsychology Specialization Courses for Neuroscience of Learning Specialization Elective Clinical Courses Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the Council of Education of PR or by the corresponding regional accrediting agencies. At least 15 credits in psychology at the bachelor’s level including de following courses: Course Credits General Psychology 3 Developmental Psychology 3 Abnormal Psychology (Psychopathology) 3 Experimental Psych (or Scientific Research) 3 Statistics 3 Minimum GPA of 3.00 EXADEP or GRE One-day interview process including written essays and taking an objective personality test. Final interview with Program Director or designee and Coordinator of the Admissions Committee... [-]

Msc In Economics And International Politics

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Science in Economics and International Politics is a master offering a vast store of scientific instruments and expertise which are indispensable for the understanding of the economic and political phenomena of globalization. [+]

Objectives and content

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Italian Switzerland is organizing a joint Master with the High School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) of the Catholic University of Milan, involving students Swiss, Italians and foreigners interested in a curriculum that allows them to get a double degree: a Bachelor and a Master Italian Swiss Master (MSc). The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) offers a vast store of scientific instruments and expertise which are indispensable for the understanding of the economic and political phenomena linked to the globalization of markets. The basis on which develops the whole program are related to the study of economics, law and institutions, international policies. It will also feature a multi-disciplinary knowledge needed to address issues such as sustainable development, market globalization, an aging population, migration and, more generally, the forms of cooperation between public and private economic operators aimed at achieving a common goal, such as the provision of a service or the creation and management of a project. The partnership between the public and the private are now increasingly frequent in various sectors (health, public utilities, infrastructure, social services and environmental resources) and at all levels (local, national and supranational). In many international organizations, public-private partnership is a privileged mode for the realization of public interest programs related to fundamental issues such as energy, transport or development cooperation projects. The study of the areas of intersection between public and private, from the local to the global level,... [-]


Dual MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [+]

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. The main objective of this program is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful. Students who successfully complete this collaborative postgraduate programme earn two Masters degrees: MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security from the University of Malta. Course delivery starts with each new academic year in late September. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research. The tuition fee for this dual programme is 13,500 Euro. Prospective students may apply online at any time as applications are received on... [-]

MS in Psychology

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

Walden University’s MS in Psychology program allows you to examine the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior and provides you with a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. [+]

MSc Degrees in Social Sciences. Walden University’s MS in Psychology program allows you to examine the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior and provides you with a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. This program offers a range of specializations to choose from, depending on your individual interests and goals. Gain a stronger understanding of multicultural perspectives of psychology as you explore research that can be applied to a wide range of settings. Specializations Applied Psychology Child and Adolescent Development Crisis Management and Response Educational Psychology General Psychology Health Psychology Leadership Development and Coaching Organizational Development Psychology of Culture Psychology, Public Administration, and Social Change Social Psychology Terrorism and Security Note on Licensure The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

Master Clinical Psychology And Psychotherapy (M.Sc.)

Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Neuruppin

The master's degree Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (M.Sc.) aims psychology students the relevant technical knowledge and the necessary practical skills and abilities to convey that they need for future successful careers. [+]

​The Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (M.Sc.) aims to teach psychology students the relevant technical knowledge and the necessary practical skills and abilities they need for future successful careers. Students should learn to deal with already while studying people with empathy and openness to bring a differentiated history to understand therapeutic plans and to describe and to apply methods of clinical diagnostics. Possible occupational areas of activity are in psychosocial and medical facilities, in coaching, diagnosis and counseling, human resources, in the crime, traffic, sports and health psychology in media and communications, and in academic teaching and research. The major field of study of the accredited master's program is partly in the personal and psychodynamic psychology and the other on behavioral approaches. More clinical practice and patient relation does not work! The study of the learning content in small groups with modern, interactive teaching and learning methods, in particular the "Problem-Based Learning" (PBL), which serves the structured information and ideas as well as the self-directed, intrinsically motivated acquisition of knowledge. Based on real cases POL promotes among students the independent and autonomous learning and ensures that learning content be better understood and retained. Studying with job guarantee and grant In addition to the vocational teaching of theory and the close contact with the practice, the so-called self-experience especially in psychotherapy training is a key element. At the MHB, students get the opportunity to therapeutic during the Master program at up to 60 hours or attend group self-awareness. Here... [-]

Master of Science in Development Finance

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

Strathmore Business School’s MSc. Development Finance will deal with the main issues associated with the finance of the public and private sectors in developing and transitional economies. The intention is to provide essential skills which equip graduates for successful careers in public finance, bank and non-bank financial institutions, international finance organizations, aid agencies, academic and research institutions and NGOs. [+]

MSc Degrees in Social Sciences. Strathmore Business School’s MSc. Development Finance will deal with the main issues associated with the finance of the public and private sectors in developing and transitional economies. The intention is to provide essential skills which equip graduates for successful careers in public finance, bank and non-bank financial institutions, international finance organizations, aid agencies, academic and research institutions and NGOs. The program includes an analysis of both the formal and informal financial sectors, policies to promote financial inclusion, clients’ financial service needs, institutional design and financial reforms. The MSc. Development Finance will also have a strong practice-oriented approach which will be reflected in the use of case studies. The program will also integrate practitioners into teaching and research, as well as an industry-oriented master’s dissertation. Further, the program will aim at a broader level to promote service to society through the provision of quality academic and professional training, as well as human and moral training. Students who go through the program will be expected to have an enhanced commitment to development agenda and public service. It will also aim to provide the most suitable means to improve the moral, social and economic conditions of the person and of society as a whole which is in line with the University’s broader vision. Program Benefits and Outcomes By the end of the program, the learner should be able to: Describe how international business is carried out and its importance in development. Design research that will contribute to development.... [-]

Master's Degree In Education And Educational Psychology (MSC)

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 18 - 30 months September 2017 Austria Vienna Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 4 more

After the students have acquired 60 ECTS in the program, a specialization in Educational Psychology (overall degree: 90 ECTS, minimum duration 1.5 years) or in School Psychology (total amount: 150 ECTS, minimum duration 2.5 years). The common modules are: [+]

After the students have acquired 60 ECTS in the program, a specialization in Educational Psychology (overall degree: 90 ECTS, minimum duration 1.5 years) or in School Psychology (total amount: 150 ECTS, minimum duration 2.5 years). The common modules are: Psychology of teaching and learning Developmental Psychology: Theory, diagnostics and applications Learning Disabilities Intervention methods in the educational and school psychology Test Theory and Application Research Methods Psychopathology in childhood and adolescence Neuropsychology Language development For the specialization in school psychology following areas are also to be met: School Counseling Ethics Internship in Education Funding Notes If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, Either from your home country or your own finances, your application will be Considered. [-]

MS in Political Science

Suffolk University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Boston

The Suffolk Master of Science in Political Science leads the way in programs focused on professional politics and international relations. Classes take place just steps from the Massachusetts State House, national think tanks, and security agencies, so students get up close and personal with political processes and policymaking. [+]

MSc Degrees in Social Sciences. The Suffolk Master of Science in Political Science leads the way in programs focused on professional politics and international relations. Classes take place just steps from the Massachusetts State House, national think tanks, and security agencies, so students get up close and personal with political processes and policymaking. [-]

Master Of Science Psychology With Focus On Clinical Psychology And Psychological Empowerment

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 5 semesters October 2017 Germany Magdeburg Germany Online + 2 more

The Master's program "Psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and psychological empowerment" is designed for graduates who are looking for a diverse field of work. During the semester five standard period of study in-depth knowledge and expertise of clinical psychology and psychological empowerment with health, preventive and economic issues are innovative and interdisciplinary connected. [+]

​The Master's Program "Psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and psychological empowerment" trains graduates to a wide field of activity is waiting. During the semester five standard period of study in-depth knowledge and expertise of clinical psychology and psychological empowerment with health, preventive and economic issues are innovative and interdisciplinary connected. The focus of the program are always concrete practice and reflection units that recourse to the solution of recurring social problems. but it also constitutes a fine foundation for in-depth education and training in the field of clinical psychology and occupational health psychology. In implementing this Master's program, the DIPLOMA university collaborates on the organized spot the virtual and the real presence dates and a good network of offices and clinics with the MEU Study Center in Magdeburg is given in which the internship can be completed. is technically in charge at the Study Center in Magdeburg Prof. Dr. Armbruster. He is available for questions about the study or the end of the study organization at your disposal. The MEU is a subsidiary of the MAPP Institute, a nationally recognized, prestigious training center for psychotherapy. Objectives of the Master's program In the study course is aimed to approach the knowledge of the change in personal behavior and the change of social structures to each other. The DIPLOMA University devotes far as the development of personality of students special attention. This is done by promoting individual talents and resources, and through careful monitoring of the technical competence growth of... [-]

Master of Science in School Psychology

Millersville University
Campus September 2017 USA Millersville

The Program has received Full Approval status by the National Association of School Psychologists. The Program is a 64-semester hour, post baccalaureate course of study leading to Certification in [+]

Master of Science in School Psychology

The Program has received Full Approval status by the National Association of School Psychologists. The Program is a 64-semester hour, post baccalaureate course of study leading to Certification in School Psychology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students are provided with a competency-based program which moves sequentially from a strong knowledge base to acquisition of applied skills, and then, to the supervised practicum and internship experiences. Upon successful completion of a specified 43 semester hours of coursework a Master of Science in Psychology is awarded. Following successful completion of the remaining 21 semester hours that includes a practicum and 1200, full year internship, the student is recommended for certification as a school psychologist to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Students may transfer into the program after earning a master’s degree in Psychology or a related field elsewhere. The Commonwealth requires students to pass various Praxis examinations before they can be certified as a School Psychologist. The program attempts to accommodate students who desire to complete the bulk of their program on a part-time, evening basis (with the exception of several summer courses and the practicum and internship experiences).... [-]