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M.S.S. Courses & Projected Schedule

All coursework for the Master of Social Sciences is entirely online. No campus visits are required. You have six years, from the time you begin your program, to complete it.

Graduates of the program are welcomed and encouraged to participate in commencement ceremonies, which are held in December and May of each year.

The projected course schedule below helps students to plan which courses you to take each term. It is subject to change.

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[NOTE--The MSS courses listed below and accessed through these links are limited ONLY to those individuals who have been admitted to the MSS program. Others may not register for these courses through any method, such as a class permission (i.e. "green") slip.]

Student OHIO ID and password are required for registering for classes. Information about your student OHIO ID and password is available on the OIT Web site.

  • Sign in to My OHIO Student Center and click on the "Enroll" link in the Academics section of the Student Center. Select the appropriate term and click "Continue." Enter the Class Number and click "Enter." Complete the registration steps to finish enrolling.

Dropping a Course

Check the course offerings to confirm course add and drop dates for that particular semester. If you need to drop a course or courses, use the MY OHIO Student Center.

If you drop ALL your courses on or after the first day of class, university policy considers this a withdrawal. If you are only registered for one class and you wish to drop that class, it is still considered a withdrawal. [See below for information about re-admission].

To withdraw from the semester, you must notify the Graduate College. The email address is Indicate in that e-mail that you are dropping all of your course(s) for that semester, and therefore need to withdraw. [Even if you are registered for only one course, you still need to follow this procedure. If you are registered for more than one course, and drop only one of the courses, you do NOT need to follow this procedure.]

If you withdraw from a semester and are in good standing, you can enroll in classes the following semester without doing anything extra.

If you withdraw from a semester and then skip a semester or more before resuming your graduate program, you will have to re-enroll (without a fee) using the Re-Enrollment Form.

Skipping a Semester

If you skip a taking courses in Fall or Spring Semester before resuming your graduate program, you will have to re-enroll (without a fee) using the Re-Enrollment Form. This process is not necessary if the semester you skip is the summer semester.

Plan Your Course of Study

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 MSS Courses

  • Historical Geography of the United States (GEOG 5340), Dr. Tim Anderson
  • The Civil War and its Aftermath (HIST 5081), Dr. Brian Schoen
  • The Cold War, 1941-1989 (HIST 5742), Dr. Korcaighe Hale
  • Civil Liberties (POLS 5040), Dr. Kathleen Sullivan

Summer 2019

Summer 2019 MSS Courses

  • European History Colloquium (HIST 6903), Michele Clouse (*Must have taken at least 3 MSS courses to enroll.)
  • National Security (POLS 5570), Nukhet Sandal
  • U.S. Women's History to 1877 (HIST5200), Jeanne Gleich-Anthony
  • Peoples, Plagues, and Pestilence (ANTH 5580), Nancy Tatarek

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 MSS Courses

  • American Constitutional History, 1880s-Present (HIST 5095), John O'Keefe
  • History of China from the Early Modern Era to the Present (HIST 5464), Joshua Hill
  • Directed Study in History (HIST 6930), Brian Schoen
  • Seminar in American Politics II: Executive & Legislative Institutions (POLS 6120), Linda Trautman
  • Seminar: Crime and Deviance (SOC 6030), Bruce Hoffman

Spring 2020

  • Modern Latin American History (HIST 5231), Patrick Barr-Melej
  • United States History Colloquium (HIST 6901), David Castle (Students need to have successfully completed at least three M.S.S courses before enrolling in a colloquium.)
  • State Politics (POLS: TBA), Sarah Poggione
  • Gender and Reality Television (WGS 5900), Kim Little

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