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Social Science Master Degree and Programs

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Students who choose to obtain a master's in social science are often interested in a broad range of topics. They might see themselves as anthropologists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, or more. Social science is the study of human interaction, culture, and psychology.

Social Science Curriculum

An online education program in social science can include courses like anthropology, psychology, archeology, urban planning, public policy, and more.

Because their career training is in a range of skills and specialties, college degree graduates in social science can enter a variety of fields including:
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Healthcare
Many master's degree graduates in social science pursue jobs in education at high schools, colleges, and universities, which allows them to continue studying research topics of their interest.

Salaries in the Social Sciences

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts average job growth. The average annual salary for anthropologists and archeologists in 2007 was $55,490; for postsecondary education administrators, the average salary was $85,870.

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