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Welcome to the Master of Arts in Social Science

The Master of Arts in Social Science (MASS) is the first program of its kind in the University System of Georgia. Unlike traditional Master of Arts programs, which limit the number of courses students can take outside their home discipline, the Master of Arts in Social Science is designed to be interdisciplinary and to take advantage of an array of graduate seminars from the social sciences. The MASS degree is perfect for individuals who want to take advantage of the resources within several disciplines to study a problem or simply to strengthen their training in applied or public service occupations (such as historical or cultural resource management, service or policy practice, or nonprofit program management).

Students enrolled in the program will work closely with the program director to customize a program of study that combines theory, methods, and content from their area of emphasis – either in Anthropology, Archeology, Political Science, or Sociology. MASS candidates will complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework; these include 12 hours of required classes, 12 hours of electives, and six hours of either a research thesis or applied/public service courses. The MASS program is offered in two different formats, online or hybrid, based on your chosen emphasis. Enrollment in the Sociology or Political Science emphasis will be FULLY ONLINE. Enrollment in Anthropology, especially Archeology, will require a HYBRID format to complete labs and/or field school. Note: If your emphasis is Archeology, you will be expected to complete a thesis.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the graduate director via email to discuss the program prior to applying.

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Baker Rogers Headshot

Baker Rogers
Carroll 2278, Statesboro Campus