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Morehead, KY 40351
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In Fall 2011, Morehead State University inaugurated the Master of Arts in the Social Sciences degree program as a new interdisciplinary graduate program. Located in the Department of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, the Masters in Social Sciences program provides an innovative approach to graduate education in the social sciences. Students can either complete the program completely online or combine online classes and classes on the MSU campus. The MA in Social Program offers 6 hours of classes on campus to meet requirements for international students. There are also thesis and non-thesis options and evening classes for students with full-time jobs. 

Completing the Masters in Social Sciences program helps students develop advanced skills in social science research and prepares students for career advancement in the teaching field, law school and Ph.D. programs, community college teaching, and work with non-profits and NGO’s. Graduate assistantships are available for highly qualified students.


Core: 18 hours
• ISS 604—Interdisciplinary Social Science
• ISS 650—Social Thought and Theory
• ISS 617—Globalization
• ISS 652—Race
• ISS 651—Gender
• ISS 633—Regional Studies
Non-Thesis Option: 15 hours of electives, pass written and oral exit exam 

Thesis Option: 3-6 hours of methods, 6 hours of electives, 6 hours of thesis research

Course offerings for Spring 2013:
• ISS 617—Globalization
• ISS 651—Gender
• ISS 652--Race
• GEO 605—Conservation of Natural Resources


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Dr. Ric Caric, Professor of International & Interdisciplinary Studies
Honors House
150 University Blvd.
UPO 605
Morehead, KY 40351
Office Phone-606-783-2144;  Cell Phone 606-356-9096





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"Morehead State was steadfast in helping to prepare me for my future. With the small class sizes and personable approach that Morehead offers, I  always felt like more than just a number. I believe that the skills I learned in and out of the classroom will be invaluable to the achievement of my goals."

Kathleen Bush
St. Clair, MI

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