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Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top MScs in Social Sciences in USA 2019/2020

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39 Results in Social Sciences, USA

Unicaf University (MW)

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working profes ... [+]

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 Organizational 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.

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USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Online
Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University offers an innovative academic program designed for the working professional actively involved in or entering the field of counseling. ... [+]

Program Description

Nova Southeastern University offers an innovative academic program designed for the working professional actively involved in or entering the field of counseling. The College offers individuals the opportunity to earn a degree in counseling with specializations in mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling and education, applied behavior analysis, and advanced applied behavior analysis. The program is designed to serve the training needs of practitioners who seek advanced training, but who cannot access quality training without the interruption of demanding schedules.

Programs will develop the skills and leadership abilities of counselors who have a desire to provide, create and maintain high-quality service delivery. The online instruction offers accessibility and flexibility along with a quality educational opportunity for the mature (independent) student.... [-]

USA Fort Lauderdale
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Full-time
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Syracuse University - School of Education

The M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education is designed to foster and support a fundamental inquiry into the nature of education. Students draw on history, philosophy, ... [+]

Overview

The M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education is designed to foster and support a fundamental inquiry into the nature of education. Students draw on history, philosophy, sociology and other disciplines to analyze such issues in education as inequality, disability, popular culture, mass media, the philosophy of multiculturalism and racism.

CFE graduate degree programs are designed for the student seeking a broad education with disciplinary competence, rather than a narrowly specialized program of study. Our interdisciplinary structure enables you to examine a variety of conceptual frameworks for evaluating educational ideas and practice as well as social policies. We encourage you to develop awareness of the complexities, strengths, and weaknesses of different intellectual approaches and to develop special competence in one or more of these.... [-]

USA Syracuse
Open Enrollment
Campus
Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Designed with the mid-career professional in mind, the School of Diplomacy's Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers the training needed to develop additional skil ... [+]

Designed with the mid-career professional in mind, the School of Diplomacy's Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers the training needed to develop additional skills in diplomacy and international relations within a reduced course sequence. The program builds on students' demonstrated knowledge of international affairs and prior relevant work experience. It provides a unique level of flexibility for global-minded professionals looking to advance their careers, including military officers, international business specialists, returned Peace Corps volunteers, foreign diplomats and more.

M.S. students benefit from one-on-one career advising through our dedicated Office of Professional Services, a myriad of networking opportunities with visiting world leaders, and a close-knit alumni community.... [-]

USA South Orange
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences

There may be no greater calling than working to improve the lives of children and families. UNA's M.S. in Family Studies offers students the opportunity to advance their ... [+]

In the Department of Sociology and Family Studies, we prepare our students for dynamic careers that focus on helping individuals and families reach their highest potential.

Earn an advanced degree completely online

There may be no greater calling than working to improve the lives of children and families. UNA's M.S. in Family Studies offers students the opportunity to advance their careers without ever stepping foot on campus. Even if you are already working full time, managing family responsibilities, or living out of state, you can fit our fully online program into your schedule.

UNA's M.S. in Family Studies program boasts an extremely high job placement rate in field post-graduation. Our graduates are working as Parent Educators, Financial Stability Coaches, Family Case Managers, 4-H Youth Development Agents, Family, and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents, and Youth Advocates.... [-]

USA Florence
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Full-time
2 years
Online
New England College

New England College’s Master of Science (MS) in Human Services programs offer students a 36-credit degree program including many of the courses in the 60-credit MS in Men ... [+]

New England College’s Master of Science (MS) in Human Services programs offer students a 36-credit degree program including many of the courses in the 60-credit MS in Mental Health Counselling, without the intensive internship component. Graduates of this program are prepared for leadership positions in social services, education, behavioral health management, counseling related organizations, and healthcare. Specific career tracks that graduates may pursue include case management, day treatment specialists, psychological assistants and vocational evaluators.

The 36-credit MS in Human Services is not designed to meet licensure requirements for counseling professions. This program is designed for learners within the counseling, psychology, or related human services fields who wish to pursue careers in private or public human services or counseling settings. Core courses provide knowledge in the discipline, while electives provide an examination of contemporary issues that allow the student to focus on human services populations and/or areas of interest in supportive counseling and leadership/management. Students will be required to successfully complete a capstone project, to demonstrate attainment of competency of core professional skills, as a requirement for graduation.... [-]

USA Henniker USA Online
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Dominican University of California

Our highly trained and supportive clinical faculty, small class sizes, well-established fieldwork placement, and flexible class schedules set our MS in Counseling Psychol ... [+]

Overview

Our leading-edge program is dedicated to providing students with the most current, emerging trends in mental health delivery, theoretical approaches to clinical practice, innovative and alternative modes of counseling, consultation, and case management. Our students are in-demand by community field placements in the Bay Area.

Program Highlights Three concentrations to select from: Marriage and Family Therapy and/or Professional Clinical Counselor (60 units) and General (43 units) Late afternoon and evening coursework to accommodate working students Highly trained and supportive clinical faculty Small, individualized classes and seminars Interactive instruction in traditional,... [-]
USA San Rafael
September 2020
Campus
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skil ... [+]

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Conflict is an everyday reality in our organizations, communities, and around the world. We believe that conflicts, if well managed or transformed, can provide an opportunity for positive change.

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict dynamics. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. This means you will learn skills to understand and address individual and organizational situations as well as the system-level conflict in a variety of cultural contexts. In the MS-CMR, you will learn how to best manage conflicts - by refocusing energy and changing perspectives - and gain skills to successfully resolve conflicts, through mediation, negotiation, facilitation and dialogue processes.... [-]

USA San Diego
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Campus
Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication

Temple University’s Master of Science in Communication for Development and Social Change is one of only two such master’s programs in the U.S. As a full-time student in C ... [+]

Drawing from a long history and extensive research on the practice of development communication, this program is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century in areas such as food security, human rights, gender equality, peace and conflict, public health, and sustainability. Our master’s degree program focuses on teaching students how to use digital and traditional communications to promote social change with an emphasis on communication for development, participatory research methods, and strategic communication.

There is a pressing need for development communication experts—specialists in communicating within local communities and governments, and nongovernmental and civil society organizations. Many specific skills are required, but the key and common goal is practically oriented social and behavioral change. Development communication specialists can help build consensus, raise public understanding and generate change by effectively using the range of communication alternatives available, whether through facilitating dialogue or producing media campaigns.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Pepperdine University

In addition to the rigorous theoretical study, we incorporate three semesters of practicum. This provides students with the opportunity to begin accruing the experience h ... [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Real-world training for careers in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our new Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology program is designed to prepare students for careers in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Students will become highly competent practitioners in this high-growth field, gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to treat children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Graduates obtain the academic preparation required for becoming a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
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Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program that fulfills the educational requirements for the ... [+]

About the Program

The Master of Science in Psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program that fulfills the educational requirements for the state of California's Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license.

The program's mission is to provide the state of California with highly competent master-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates are often employed by County Mental Health, Social Services, and other inpatient and outpatient community mental health centers. Many graduates also build successful private practices. Fifteen percent of our graduates pursue doctoral studies in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.... [-]

USA San Luis Obispo
September 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Online
University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF

This unique course encourages sophisticated critical appraisal of current key debates in applied psychology. By completion of this course students will be able to demonst ... [+]

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 ... [-]
USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Online
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

In this flexible-credit master of science program, you will learn advanced quantitative research techniques and apply them to critical policy issues across the social, be ... [+]

A Socially Significant Master's Degree

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of jobs in statistics and data science has nearly tripled in the past five years – and the American Statistical Association says there are still not enough statistics graduates to meet this demand. As a student in this program, you will acquire highly marketable advanced analytic skills for a wide range of challenging and rewarding data-intensive careers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. In particular, students in this program will:

Build a strong foundation in statistical research techniques and apply them to address critical issues in contemporary social, behavioral, health science and policy research. Prepare for a career as an applied statistician and data scientist in the private or public sector, working in fields such as psychology, education, political science, public policy, media research, or healthcare. Prepare for further academic study in a variety of disciplines that require or focus on quantitative analysis. Key Program Features ... [-]
USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Campus
Arkansas Tech University

The Department of Emergency Management (EM) at Arkansas Tech University offers a solid background in emergency management and homeland security skills such as preparednes ... [+]

The Department of Emergency Management (EM) at Arkansas Tech University offers a solid background in emergency management and homeland security skills such as preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, prevention, protection, and strategic collaboration. There is a growing demand for professionals educated in emergency management for the private business sector, education, and various government agencies and organizations at all levels-local, state, regional, national, and international.

This program may be completed online.

This degree offers a specialized program both for existing career professionals in the discipline and for those seeking the diverse employment opportunities available in this evolving career field. The curriculum applies a multidisciplinary approach targeting the principles of emergency management along with state-of-the-art technologies. The EMHS Program Director acts as faculty advisor to each student admitted to the EMHS degree program.... [-]

USA Russellville
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Online
Wright State University

Human Factors (HF) and Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology are fields that explore basic theories of human and group performance and the practical implications for ... [+]

Program Description

Human Factors (HF) and Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology are fields that explore basic theories of human and group performance and the practical implications for improving the quality of socio-technical systems. The HF program places special emphasis on human perception and cognition. The IO program emphasizes individual, group, and organizational behavior in work settings. Together these programs provide a strong foundation for applying psychological theories to the design of more effective technologies and work organizations. Our program offers unique opportunities to collaborate with local industries and government laboratories such as the Human Effectiveness Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB. It also provides opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations on problem-centered research projects associated with interface design, training, selection, decision-making, and team coordination. These problems can be explored in a wide range of application domains, including aerospace, healthcare, public and private sector businesses, military operations, and emergency operations.... [-]

USA Dayton
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Full-time
2 years
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