Social Science

Scope and Objectives

The Division of Social Sciences is home to leading researchers working to advance understanding of human societies around the globe. With over 250 faculty members housed in more than 15 departments and programs, the division encourages students to explore diverse perspectives and approaches to the study of social life.

The Social Science Interdepartmental Program offers the Master of Social Science (MSS) self-supporting degree. Drawing from current theories, methods, and professional practices from across the social sciences, students develop proficiency with quantitative and qualitative research methods used to address complex social problems. The intensive one-year curriculum emphasizes creative problem-solving and collaborative research practices. Graduates will be prepared for academic and professional careers.