Advisor: Ronald Delph
The M.A. in Social Science is an interdisciplinary effort among the Economics; Geography and Geology; History and Philosophy; Political Science; and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology departments, coordinated through the Department of History and Philosophy. Students in the program take courses in at least three of the five departments.
Because the master of arts in social science is interdisciplinary and does not require specialization, it is responsive to individual interests and curricular needs. The program can offer greater expertise to social studies teachers in the elementary and secondary schools. Students with career interests in business or government service can acquire the deeper knowledge and broader perspective that stem from graduate work in social science. In general, the program offers better understanding of the social, cultural, political, economic and geographic factors that shape human experience.
Meet the Graduate School’s admission requirements;
Have at least 30 hours of undergraduate courses in social science, and an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7; and
Have a minimum TOEFL score, if an international student (see Admissions web site at www.emich.edu/admissions for minimum scores).
In addition to these requirements, degree candidates must satisfy all of the general requirements of the Graduate School.
New students should arrange an early conference with the graduate advisor to plan their programs in detail.
All course selections must be approved by the graduate advisor before registration each semester.