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46 Masters Programs in Social Science Studies

The term “social sciences” is used to broadly define a large category of different degrees and career opportunities. Obtaining a Master in Social Sciences helps open the door to a wide variety of fields, including sociology, political science, psychology, theology, anthropology, humanities and more. Whether you prefer to study the intricacies of the human mind and relationships between… Read more

The term “social sciences” is used to broadly define a large category of different degrees and career opportunities. Obtaining a Master in Social Sciences helps open the door to a wide variety of fields, including sociology, political science, psychology, theology, anthropology, humanities and more. Whether you prefer to study the intricacies of the human mind and relationships between people today, or you want to dig into the history of cultures and civilizations, social sciences can provide the foundation you need.

What is a Master in Social Sciences? A master’s degree in any of the social sciences can provide you with a foundation for numerous jobs in a myriad of fields. These degrees help you understand history, human behavior and social interactions, translating into many different career paths down the road. By tracing human interaction to its social, cultural and historical origins, you will be better equipped to tackle modern-day problems and find realistic and achievable solutions.

There are many schools today that offer Masters in Social Sciences, and the cost of each program can vary depending on several factors. The cost can also vary widely depending on whether you choose to pursue an education in the U.S. or an international university, so it’s something you should research carefully before committing to a program.

With a Master in Social Sciences degree, you may choose to pursue a position working directly with people, such as social work, law or criminal justice, or merge your extensive knowledge of human interactions with other fields, such as computer sciences or human resource management. Other practical applications in this field include careers in counseling, law enforcement and forensic science, education, government, journalism and statistics.

To get started, identify the field in social sciences that most interests you and start an online search for schools that offer the program. You can easily find in-depth information about social science master’s programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Åbo Akademi University
Turku , Finland

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflec ... +

This programme stems from the need to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflecting on our social and cultural futures from a larger perspective based in the humanities, and anchored in subjects such as History, Ethics, Philosophy, The study of Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Minority studies. The programme taps into a set of topical global issues and brings to the surface relevant factors and dimensions that underlie the process of social exclusion; values, ideas, beliefs, trends, ideologies, practices in combination with the individual and social agency, capabilities and power. The skillset provided by this programme is useful both for students seeking a career in a range of organisations and for those who are aiming for a career in research. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
HEC Paris School of Management
Paris , France

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more s ... +

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability & Social Innovation is an exclusive program designed for high potential students aspiring to become influential change-makers and build more sustainable business models in today’s economies. Students will be taught by experts in their field of management, most of whom are members of the Centre of Research on Society and Organisation within HEC. -
MSc
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Esch-sur-Alzette , Luxembourg

This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challen ... +

This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Friedensau Adventist University
Möckern , Germany

The Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (MA ISS) is an interdisciplinary study program that prepares students for a career in international social management. It a ... +

The Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (MA ISS) is an interdisciplinary study program that prepares students for a career in international social management. It allows students to specialize in professional career options such as professional employment as experts in international social management, development cooperation, disaster response and humanitarian aid, planning, management, etc. -
MA
Full-time
4 - 6 semesters
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Universidad de Huelva
Huelva , Spain

The Official Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning of Experimental, Social and Mathematical Sciences has its origins in the 2006/07 academic year, when the first official M ... +

The Official Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning of Experimental, Social and Mathematical Sciences has its origins in the 2006/07 academic year, when the first official Master's degrees begin to be taught in Spanish Universities, although after 10 years of experience submitted again to verification, obtaining it for the 2016/17 academic year. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Oct 2020
Campus
 
HSE Higher School of Economics
Moscow , Russia

The aim of our programme is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social grou ... +

The aim of our programme is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures, our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social activities of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
14 Aug 2020
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York , USA

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, behavio ... +

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, behavioral, and health sciences, preparing for a career as an applied statistician or data scientist or for doctoral study. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
English
Sep 2020
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
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford , USA

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and fost ... +

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London , United Kingdom

This Masters will examine when and why humans develop social relations with other individuals or social groups, and the psychological consequences of these social relations.

This Masters will examine when and why humans develop social relations with other individuals or social groups, and the psychological consequences of these social relations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki , Finland

As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dyna ... +

As societies become increasingly diverse, change rapidly, and are confronted with inequalities, there is a growing need for professionals trained in the analysis of these dynamics. To become an expert in the analysis of contemporary societies, choose the Master's Programme in Contemporary Societies (COS). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam , Netherlands

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to tu ... +

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
06 Sep 2021
15 May 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Bologna
Bologna , Italy

The Master’s Degree in Language, Society, and Communication (LSC) is a two-year second-cycle Degree Program within the School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpretin ... +

The Master’s Degree in Language, Society, and Communication (LSC) is a two-year second-cycle Degree Program within the School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Gatineau , Canada

This multidisciplinary training is for candidates who want to give themselves the tools they need to become professionals and development leaders able to identify current chal ... +

This multidisciplinary training is for candidates who want to give themselves the tools they need to become professionals and development leaders able to identify current challenges and propose innovative solutions. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
French
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping , Sweden

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and child ... +

Challenge conventional views on children and childhood. This master’s program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 

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