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Online Master of Social Sciences

Shape Communities, Lead Change

Our flexible Online Social Sciences Master's degree program is designed to cater to the needs of public administrators, teachers, and other professionals who aspire to make a meaningful impact in their communities. This program provides an opportunity for career advancement while offering a diverse range of courses in history, political science, and other relevant topics that are essential in today's world. It is particularly well-suited for secondary teachers seeking to teach college-level or dual-enrollment courses, with a rich offering in United States and Western Civilization histories that is ideal for those interested in expanding their teaching repertoire.

  • Flexible online courses
  • 32 credit hours — earn your master's in as few as 4 semesters
  • No thesis
  • No GRE
  • Designed for working professionals and teachers

    Expert Faculty

    Our Online Social Sciences Master's degree program boasts a team of highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. They bring a wealth of academic and practical expertise to the program, ensuring that students receive the highest quality individualized education. Our faculty members are not only accomplished scholars but also dedicated mentors who are committed to guiding and supporting students throughout their academic journey.


    Rich Experience

    Ohio University's interdisciplinary program focuses on social sciences content in multiple areas. Immerse yourself in the study of History, Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and other fields. Our multidisciplinary approach offers a holistic understanding of societies, from the influences of historical events to the dynamics of cultural practices and political systems. Engage in interactive coursework and critical discussions, preparing you for impactful careers in education, research, public policy, and beyond.


    A Master's in as Few as Four Semesters

    Online Master of Social Sciences program is designed with working professionals in mind. Offering flexibility and convenience, you can earn your degree in just 4 semesters, with three convenient start dates per year (fall, spring, summer). Balance work, personal commitments, and education seamlessly with our program and accelerate your path to a master's degree.

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Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are assessed based on the number of credit hours of enrollment, Ohio residency, and program.

Financial Aid: U.S. citizens and permanent residents have access to federally funded loans through Ohio University's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. For information as to what is considered a full-time or part-time student for financial aid purposes, a student should consult Ohio University's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. A student can take a 1-credit directed study MSS course each semester to help qualify as full-time or part-time for financial aid purposes. For further information, visit The Ohio University school code is 003100.

Graduate fellowships, scholarships or stipends are not available for this part-time program.