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Social Science

California State University Chico

M.A.
60 months
Duration
15444 USD/year
15444 USD/year
9108 USD/year
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About

The MA in Social Science at California State University Chico is a flexible interdisciplinary program which allows students to tailor a program to their specific academic or career goals, drawing on curricula from departments in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as well as history, and other university programs. 

Overview

The Option in Multidisciplinary Studies at California State University Chico is a 45-unit major with representative courses from the disciplines within the social sciences and history. Its primary intent is to give students a solid liberal arts grounding in the social sciences. This option also prepares pre-credential students for social science subject matter competency for K-12 education.

The Option in Specialization Studies allows students the flexibility to create a personalized program within the behavioral and social sciences. It is a 45-unit major, which consists of 21 units from a selected primary area of concentration and 15 units from a selected secondary area of concentration. There are 21 areas of concentration (AoC) from which to choose. The AoCs include all of the disciplines found within the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, plus history. Areas of concentration also include area studies, and topical concentrations like career & life planning, environmental studies and family relations.

The Social Science program core consists of three required courses: SOSC 210 Survival Skills for a Digital Age, SOSC 300 Great Books and Ideas in the Social Sciences, and SOSC 495 Capstone Seminar. . The capstone is also the social science required writing proficiency course. Both options are available online to off-campus students. The Option in Specialization Studies, however, is limited to a primary area of concentration in sociology and a secondary concentration in Career and Life Planning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Field Methods in Ethnography
  • Archaeological Site Surveying
  • Formal Methods for Anthropology
  • Seminar in Communication Research Methods
  • Interpretive Approaches to Human Communication Research
  • Introduction to Inquiry in Education
  • Research and Evaluation in Health
  • Archival Research Seminar
  • Seminar in Research Methods
  • Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Social Research Practicum

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
59

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to graduate and postbaccalaureate study, a student must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or must have completed an equivalent acceptable to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue a master's degree must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units of course work attempted and at least 3.0 in the last 30 units attempted. Applicants for unclassified status, such as qualifying for a teaching credential, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in their last 60 semester units of course work attempted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    15444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    9108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9108 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.

Funding

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