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Online Master of Social Sciences (M.S.S.)

Brittany Schulter

Brittany Schluter was a student in the M.S.S. program. She is pictured where she did her undergraduate internship at the Grave Creek Mound in West Virginia, a site that inspired her to pursue the Master of Social Science and a career in museums.

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Courses in History, Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Women's & Gender Studies

The Master of Social Sciences (M.S.S.) is ideal for teachers who want to study content in the social sciences and is beneficial for public administrators and other professionals, too. While many master's degree programs in social sciences include study of teaching methods, Ohio University's interdisciplinary program focuses on social sciences content in five areas:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Designed for Teachers, Public Administrators & Other Professionals

The Master of Social Sciences focuses on social sciences content, and students with undergraduate experience in social science courses do very well in the program.For teachers, this means learning more about the subjects, rather than focusing on teaching methods. The program also welcomes students from other professions, including public administrators.

A high level of professional motivation and a desire to learn more about content in the social sciences is a shared characteristic of all students in the program. This degree is not intended as preparation for students who plan to pursue a doctoral degree.

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M.S.S. courses are taught by Ohio University faculty who are renowned in their scholarly disciplines. Dr. Brian Schoen, the program director, advises the students in the program. Applicants also work with an enrollment adviser who can answer questions and guide them through completing the admissions process and understanding computer requirements.

Classmates stay connected through Ohio University's Blackboard online course system. Each course features discussion forums, email and online chats that engage participants in exciting collaborative learning. OHIO online students report that they enjoy individual attention from professors and develop deep relationships with their classmates. Often professors and classmates become career-long professional contacts.

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