The MASS is a thirty-six hour program designed
to provide students with a firm foundation in methodology and a comprehensive
introduction to the theory and literature of their particular Social Science
- 3 hour Social Science research course,
- 15-18 hours in a major Social Science field
(currently Anthropology, History, or Sociology),
- 6 hours in a secondary Social Science field,
- 9 hours of electives, and
- 3 hours Thesis or a non-credit
All students must take at least 33 hours of course work.
Students may complete the degree by writing a for-credit Thesis or taking an
additional 3 hour course and a non-credit
Comprehensive Examination. All courses must be 600 or above unless
approved by the student's Committee Chair, the Program Director, and the Dean of
Graduate Studies and Research.