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Masters Programs in Social Sciences in Central America and Caribbean 2022

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.Courses in the social sciences prepare stu… Read more

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast.

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Universidad Ana G. Méndez – Recinto de Gurabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Graduates of this specialty may administer, design, plan and evaluate service programs related to the personal and social development of individuals, families and communities ... +

Graduates of this specialty may administer, design, plan and evaluate service programs related to the personal and social development of individuals, families and communities to improve the quality of life of society. In addition, they will develop leadership skills that will allow them to organize the communities and thus become agents of social change. They may participate effectively and efficiently in public policy formulation processes. They will know strategies for fundraising, preparation and administration of proposals for the operationalization of programmatic objectives and goals. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Recinto de Carolina
Carolina, Puerto Rico

The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of ... +

The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments. Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. Social workers offer a variety of services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Spanish
Aug 2022
Campus
 
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Switzerland Online, Switzerland +1 More

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic program that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of development ... +

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic program that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of development studies, sustainability, and diplomacy but it will also equip them with the required soft skills for a successful international career in any of these areas of expertise. -
MA
Full-time
English
05 Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

The Master of Arts Degree in Peace Education seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of formal and informal educators to build a peaceful world on all levels and in all d ... +

The Master of Arts Degree in Peace Education seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of formal and informal educators to build a peaceful world on all levels and in all dimensions of life. Through coursework and independent research or internship experiences, complemented with a unique and cooperative learning environment at UPEACE, students will enhance their values formation, knowledge and skills for living in and building cultures of peace. An understanding of the roles education, educators and institutions can play in resolving and transforming conflicts and violence towards holistic cultures of peace is explored. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
30 Aug 2022
Campus
 
IPSL Institute for Global Learning
Portland, USA +6 More

Through IPSL’s independently designed and curated reflections seminars, “Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA), “ students receive a foundation of the history and ke ... +

Through IPSL’s independently designed and curated reflections seminars, “Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA), “ students receive a foundation of the history and key practices of community building and civic engagement, from domestic and international volunteerism, community organizing, grassroots social movements, and activism. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
The University of the West Indies, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
Kingston, Jamaica

The MSc in Development Studies Online truly fulfils the UWI’s strategic vision geared towards producing the ideal graduate with the requisite leadership training and an interd ... +

The MSc in Development Studies Online truly fulfils the UWI’s strategic vision geared towards producing the ideal graduate with the requisite leadership training and an interdisciplinary grasp of the social sciences. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Graduate School of Rehabilitation Counseling is the first graduate program in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with the mission of training qualified professionals in the fi ... +

The Graduate School of Rehabilitation Counseling is the first graduate program in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with the mission of training qualified professionals in the field of rehabilitation counseling with the knowledge, skills, sensitivity and ethical behavior necessary to facilitate people with impediments the development of their capacities and their integration into society. The School also has the responsibility of guiding and providing consultancy in matters of public interest related to persons with disabilities and to the professionals of rehabilitation counseling. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
5 - 7 semesters
Spanish
Campus
 
GANEXA University of Arts
Panama City, Panama

Provide Panamanian society with a fourth level educational offer, oriented to the qualification of the creative abilities of the human being, as an intrinsic value to the impr ... +

Provide Panamanian society with a fourth level educational offer, oriented to the qualification of the creative abilities of the human being, as an intrinsic value to the improvement and optimization of professional and productive competencies, which includes the set of theoretical, practical, and methodological knowledge on the subject, from a multidisciplinary field integrating different areas of knowledge. -
Master
Spanish
Campus
 
Latin American Biblical University (Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana (UBL))
San José, Costa Rica

In this professional master's degree, feminist methodologies and theoretical approaches and a gender approach are applied to the study of religions, in order to denature the h ... +

In this professional master's degree, feminist methodologies and theoretical approaches and a gender approach are applied to the study of religions, in order to denature the hegemonic categories that promote violence and social exclusion, such as normative gender constructions, sex, ethnicity, class and culture. -
Master
Spanish
Online
 
Free University of Costa Rica (Universidad Libre de Costa Rica (ULICORI))
San José, Costa Rica

ANALYZE, DECIDE, DIRECT Upon completion of the curriculum, the new professional in Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations will have the following skills and abilit ... +

ANALYZE, DECIDE, DIRECT Upon completion of the curriculum, the new professional in Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations will have the following skills and abilities: Plan and execute international trade projects Determine the economic viability of international trade projects Examine the political feasibility of international trade projects Negotiate in national and international forums international trade projects Evaluate the political, social, and economic environment of commercial projects Design political-administrative strategies for the approval of international trade projects by of the organs or institutions of a government. Make proposals on how to manage foreign trade projects Propose and implement control mechanisms for foreign trade projects Arbitrate in national and international forums disputes around international trade projects. Design and execute marketing strategies applied to international trade. Take advantage of the behavior of International Economic Relations to make proposals for international trade to the public and private sectors. Make proposals for streamlining the government apparatus (ministries, autonomous institutions, customs, parliament, etc.) for the treatment and approval of foreign trade projects. Design agreements and proposals for commercial and economic integration between States. Propose rules and modifications in the field of international commercial legislation and community law. -
Master
Spanish
Campus
 
Universidad del Gurabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico

The specialty in Conflict Mediation offers the theoretical-practical training and the necessary training for the development and professional practice within administrative pr ... +

The specialty in Conflict Mediation offers the theoretical-practical training and the necessary training for the development and professional practice within administrative processes, combining conflict resolution with managerial practices. The development of mediation services has made it possible for people who have followed this training to work today as mediators, both in family, community, managerial mediation services, and as teachers and tutors of this and other training. -
Master
Spanish
Campus
 
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Switzerland Online, Switzerland +1 More

The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy, delivered in online and hybrid formats, is a graduate program that permits students to specialize in the intersection be ... +

The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy, delivered in online and hybrid formats, is a graduate program that permits students to specialize in the intersection between international law and diplomacy. It will not only broaden students' knowledge in the field of international law and its various foundational dimensions but will also equip them with knowledge and skills to work in the field of diplomacy and related international careers. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

All students enrolled under this program will take most of the courses within the International Peace Studies program, however, this specialization will include 12 credits foc ... +

All students enrolled under this program will take most of the courses within the International Peace Studies program, however, this specialization will include 12 credits focused specifically on Media, Peace, and Conflict Studies. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
30 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

Environmental Security and Governance specialization is designed for those wishing to work on global environmental governance issues. Students critically engage with issues co ... +

Environmental Security and Governance specialization is designed for those wishing to work on global environmental governance issues. Students critically engage with issues concerning global environmental change and security. They will gain insights into different theoretical frameworks, institutional tools, and practical techniques related to water, food, and climate change, among others. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
30 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

The Master of Arts Degree in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural ... +

The Master of Arts Degree in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. It encompasses a broad range of subjects and themes, including Food Systems, Water Management, Forestry, Coastal Resources, Climate Change, Urban Ecology, and Social Movements. The program focuses on the human dimensions of the environment-development nexus, highlighting the connections between local perspectives and broader processes at the national, regional and global levels and emphasizing the importance of political, economic structures and inequality in access to resources as key drivers in environmental conflict and global environmental change. The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in both environmental and development policy and programming in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
30 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online