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Best Online Masters in Social Sciences 2019/2020

If you have an undergraduate degree, you may want to consider a master program as a way to deepen your knowledge of a subject. These post-graduate master’s programs usually require from one to two years of full-time study for completion.

What is an online Master in Social Sciences? At some schools, a Master in Social Sciences program refers specifically to studying human behavior with a focus on social work. At others, you can narrow in on a specific field such as anthropology, history, psychology, political science, human services, linguistics, sociology, women’s studies and more. Any social sciences program will typically hone your skills in thinking analytically, performing quantitative research and communicating effectively. In this case, classes will be offered completely online.

Earning a Master in Social Sciences can help graduates be considered for better positions and higher pay. Focusing on a specific line of study within that general degree can enhance your ability to advance on that particular career path.

The costs you will incur to earn a master’s degree are determined according to the program and institution you choose. It’s important to review all expenses closely. For example, one school’s tuition may have a lower cost per unit but require more units to graduate.

The type of job opportunities you can expect after successfully completing a Master in Social Sciences program will depend on the direction you chose for your study. Many graduates find employment teaching, doing social work, researching, working in administrative positions, analyzing or counseling. The industries that hire candidates with this degree include research facilities, hospitals, government departments, police departments and educational institutions at all levels. In addition, some people choose to use their degree to start their own private practice.

There are online master’s programs offered at institutions in many countries throughout the world. Studying online gives you the ability to choose the ideal program for you, even if you are not able to move where the campus is located. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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97 Results in Social Sciences

Queen Mary Online

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses ... [+]

Why study International Relations? What are the main characteristics of the international order? How has globalisation changed international relations? To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation? How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics? Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making? Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them with like-minded individuals, but your circumstances or commitments make is difficult for you to attend university, then our online International Relations MA is for you.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
2 years
Online
Our Lady of the Lake University Online

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work degree program entirely online, giving working adults the op ... [+]

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious schools of social work, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program entirely online, giving working adults the opportunity to work toward this career-building and service-oriented credential no matter where they reside.

The online MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University is one of only three social work master's degree programs in the United States that emphasizes service to Hispanic children and families, the fastest-growing demographic community in the nation. In addition, the Worden School was proud to receive the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence from the Council on Social Work Education, an annual honor reserved for just one of the nearly 500 social work degree programs in America.... [-]

USA San Antonio
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Online
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Boost your career with an international degree in leadership. The Master of Leadership in Development Finance online programme is designed for emerging leaders who are pa ... [+]

Target group

You are the ideal candidate for this Master Programme if:

You are a professional with work experience in the development finance industry or related to developing and emerging countries. However, applicants with a different background are also valuable for the programme and should not be excluded.

You want to climb the career ladder in your organization. You wish to follow a high class, accredited programme besides a full-time job, combining daily work with professional development. You are ready to make a real change in the economies of developing countries. You want to have the advantages of studying at home while enjoying the benefits of an international class... [-]
Germany Frankfurt
Open Enrollment
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Online
Rome Business School

Working in politics has never required as many professional competencies as in this historical period. The Online Master in Political Marketing teaches you how to play an ... [+]

Starting date: each year, in March and October.

Working in politics has never required as many professional competencies as in this historical period. Playing an active role in an electoral campaign on in the life of a party, but also writing about politics on a daily basis, are activities that, without specific training and without the mastery of the most up-to-date techniques, risk being unproductive.

The Online Master in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities.

Content Political-Electoral Marketing Web and Social media for politics Public speaking Political Press Office Organising events The electoral system and its specificity Leadership for politics Spin Doctoring Fundraising for politics Electoral campaign management Innovative communication techniques for politicsInternational excellency cases Participation fees ... [-]
Italy Rome Italy Online
October 2019
Part-time
12 months
Online
University of Kentucky Online

The University of Kentucky's online CSWE-Accredited MSW program builds the skills you need to pursue your passion, effect change, and advance social justice. Learn more t ... [+]

The University of Kentucky's CSWE- Accredited online MSW program combines flexible online learning with a rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates for advanced social work practice. This Master of Social Work program emphasizes engaging others, uses evidence-informed intervention strategies, embraces diversity and aspects of justice while equipping students to improve communities through social change.

Options for an advanced-standing program (30 credits) and a 60-credit regular standing program give experienced social workers and passionate newcomers alike the practical skills needed to be effective in the field.

Program graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate ethical, professional judgment in the delivery of quality practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Respect how diversity and difference shape the human experience and impact all levels of practice. Appreciate and seek to advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice. Recognize the roles of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their contribution to advancing social work practice. Succeed as analysts, planners, advocates, leaders, and change agents in policy development and implementation within the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Utilize and apply social work knowledge and values to effectively engage, assess, intervene and evaluate practice at all levels. ... [-]
USA Lexington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Sacred Heart University Online

You'll expand the level care and assistance you can provide to vulnerable populations and be a force of positive change in your community when you earn your Master of Soc ... [+]

The program offers you a choice of a clinical or community practice specialization, but knowledge from each is included in both tracks to integrate micro and macro practice and better prepare you for the demands of practice. Your advanced, comprehensive knowledge allows you to step into leadership roles and effect change at multiple levels of diverse populations.

Master of Social Work Curriculum

While grounded in the liberal arts, the MSW curriculum at SHU aligns itself to the tenets of social-work and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition of academic excellence. The principles of service to others, respect for human dignity, dedication to scientific inquiry and social and economic justice are reinforced in coursework throughout the program.... [-]

USA Fairfield
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
20 - 42 months
Online
Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates ... [+]

The Online Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs.

Our Executive Master – multi-disciplinary and flexible

CIFE’s Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time.... [-]

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Full-time
2 years
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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online

Gain the skills you need to excel in clinical social work with our affordable MSW program. Graduate ready to treat individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities ... [+]

The online Master of Social Work at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota prepares you for clinical practice. As a graduate, you'll gain autonomy in your partnerships with clients, working directly with individuals, couples, families, and communities to diagnose mental health conditions, treat issues, and more. Help those who are struggling to change their behaviors and develop coping mechanisms to thrive in challenging situations.

Program Highlights

Coursework Is 100% Online. You can work full time and earn your degree when and where it's best for you. Note that the fieldwork element of the program will be conducted in person. No Experience Necessary. The 60-credit Traditional Track is offered to students without a Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) degree and provides the skills and competencies necessary to work in clinical practice. Advanced Standing Track. Professionals with a BSW degree save time and money in this 30-credit track. Strong Lasallian Values. We pursue excellence in teaching and learning, and personally respond to students' intellectual, spiritual, and developmental needs, whatever they may be. An Affordable Degree. Tuition for this valuable program is kept reasonable as part of our commitment to our Lasallian mission of serving our community, and teaching students to do the same. Rigorous Practicum. Gain experience in direct practice in a safe environment where professional feedback helps develop your new skills. ... [-]
USA Winona
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Online
Uniminuto

The Master in Peace, Development and Citizenship is a proposal of inter and transdisciplinary nature that is oriented towards the systematic and critical deepening of the ... [+]

Degree awarded: Master in Peace, Development and CitizenshipTraining level: MasterMethodology: On-siteDuration of the program: 2 yearsCredits: 42Price for the venue: $ 4,208,100 COPPresentation of the program

SNIES 105342

Resolution Qualified Record No. 1372 of 01/28/2016.

Validity: 7 years.

Aware of our historical responsibility with the construction of a stable and lasting peace in Colombia, Uniminuto is offering professionals from the country the Master's Degree in Peace, Development and Citizenship , as an option to qualify their training in accordance with one of the most important challenges we have as a society. This program is presented in distance methodology, virtual modality, in order to give this possibility to so many people who, for reasons of location, do not have access to their postgraduate qualification.... [-]

Colombia Colombia Online
January 2020
Spanish
Part-time
2 years
Online
Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work Traditional program prepares students without a social work background to become competent, specialized social workers. ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) traditional program is a 60-credit hour degree program for students who possess a bachelor's degree but may not have previous training in social work. The degree offers an empowerment-focused curriculum that prepares you to improve lives and communities as a competent, specialized social worker. You will learn to gauge the influences of power and use culturally relevant assessment, intervention, and evaluation methods to promote change across systems and levels of practice.

Complete the 60-credit hour Traditional program in three years. Accredited by the CSWE and grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics. Graduates are eligible to apply for state social work licensure at the master's level - state licensure requirements vary. Receive ongoing support from a dedicated faculty advisor. Study a unique curriculum with a specialized focus on empowerment practice. Receive dedicated assistance finding field work for your internships from a field placement specialist. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
September 2019
Part-time
3 years
Online
Anna Maria College Online

At the local, national and international level, threats to our homeland's security continue to evolve and morph. A new generation of vigilant leaders requires a new missi ... [+]

At the local, national and international level, threats to our homeland’s security continue to evolve and morph. A new generation of vigilant leaders requires a new mission for education. Anna Maria College is proud to offer an online Master of Public Administration degree with a Homeland Security specialization.

Be a recognized leader in this fast-growing, integral sector of America’s defense infrastructure. Anna Maria College’s online Master of Public Administration degree with a Homeland Security specialization gives you the disaster prevention and response expertise needed to protect your country, your community, and your fellow citizens.

Homeland security experts protect and oversee the nation’s people, systems and environment; aid in disaster recovery efforts; and assist in mitigating loss of life following terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other crisis situations. Men and women who hold positions with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies, private corporations, or nonprofit organizations help reduce the vulnerabilities of the nation and minimize the damage from catastrophic hazards.... [-]

USA Paxton
January 2020
Part-time
2 years
Online
Widener University Online

Widener University's online Hybrid Dual MSW/MEd in Human Sexuality Studies is the only dual-degree program offering Clinical Social Work and a Human Sexuality focus. Our ... [+]

Widener University's online Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work (MSW)/Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies (MEd) is the only dual-degree program offering Clinical Social Work and a Human Sexuality focus, allowing you to pursue graduate education in both areas. Our program prepares social workers who are comfortable discussing sexuality in their social work practice, to also be qualified to work in areas that focus explicitly on sexuality.

The MSW program is CSWE-Accredited and can be completed 100% online at your own convenience while the MEd in Human Sexuality degree offers convenient weekend classes. Earn two degrees in 3 years by taking courses in both programs, at the same time. ... [-]

USA Chester
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Part-time
3 years
Online
University of Kaiserslautern

The aim of the two-year “Blended Learning Master of Evaluation” (MABLE) Program is to develop and strengthen the evaluation and monitoring capacities of gover ... [+]

Saarland University Qualification

The Blended Learning Master of Evaluation Program aims at developing and strengthening evaluation and monitoring capacities within the government, private sector, and civil society, with regard to enhancing the performance of state administration and of public services delivery. The following qualifications are necessary to access the Blended Learning Master of Evaluation (MABLE):

I. University Degree (Bachelor, Diploma) or equivalent II. Relevant work experience(At least one year after your primary university degree). III. 20 ECTS (about 300hrs.) points in Statistics and Social Research Methods. IV. English skills Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Level B1, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, IELTS: 6.0, CPE: C ... [-]
Germany Kaiserslautern
October 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV)

Master's programme in Open eGovernment provides you with planning, management and technical skills necessary for leading and transforming public organisations to be open, ... [+]

Master's programme in Open eGovernment provides you with planning, management and technical skills necessary for leading and transforming public organisations to be open, inclusive, innovative, flexible and effective using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The programme is given as a set of distance courses and can be studied in accordance with your preferred timetable. Thereby, the programme can be studied wherever you are located in the world, and can easily be adapted to your studying and working situation. The program also contains non-mandatory workshops, one each semester, at the campus in Kista, just outside Stockholm. During these workshops, students can meet other students, teachers and experts in the area of e-Government, and visit eGovlab, a centre for excellence in e-governance at Stockholm University.... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
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Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político

This program is aimed both recently graduates or graduates in the areas of Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; as to professionals w ... [+]

OBJECTIVES:

Students who successfully pass this program:

They will improve their own professional profile in the area of politics.They will acquire communication strategies and techniques to be able to apply them to political candidates.Work as advisors to electoral campaigns or government communicationBecome specialists in electoral marketing that promote consulting as a work at the service of the political class.ADDRESSED TO:

This program is aimed both recently graduates or graduates in the areas of Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; as to professionals with university degrees and experience in the world of politics who wish to improve their personal skills.... [-]

Spain Madrid
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Online