Master of Applied Social Science (MASS)

The unique feature of this applied, interdisciplinary program is its flexibility. Building upon a required core of three courses (9 semester hours), the student, in consultation with an advisor, may design the remainder of the program to address his/her own unique interests. The degree is designed for those who wish to pursue further graduate work in the social sciences and for those who wish to work immediately following completion of the M.A.S.S. Degree.

MASS General Information

The Master of Applied Social Science is designed to develop the next generation of dynamic leaders in fields such as history, criminal justice, global security & international affairs, and public administration.  

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The MASS Program seeks diligent, serious, and hardworking students with a broad range of experiences, strong commitment to academic excellence and commitment to public service.

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For the full-time student, the course of study will likely span two semesters plus one summer, totaling 33 hours. The following is an outline of the degree programs:

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Our Concentrations

The following Departments in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities participate in the interdisciplinary degree, Master of Applied Social Science (M.A.S.S.).

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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice track provides a greater understanding of the nature of crime, and criminal justice theory for students to create defining careers in the field of criminal justice or continue on to doctoral studies. 
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Global Security and International Affairs

The Global Security and International Affairs track takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding relations among and beyond states and societies on the global stage. 
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The MASS program's concentration in History prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in diverse fields such as law, government, journalism, consulting, and other private and public business. 
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Public Administration 

The Public Administration track attracts students who seek to become public service leaders, strong administrators, and inspirational collaborators in the communities where they work and live.  
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M.A.S.S Forms


The Application for Graduate School is now online!

Students who intend to graduate must submit to their advisor the following information: (generally due the first week of the semester you intend to graduate)

•    Intent to Graduate form
•    Graduation Application form
•    Unofficial Transcripts
•    A copy of your GRE Scores


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