Program Overview

The Master of Arts Degree in Social Science Education is often pursued by educators in the social science area and those who wish to gain in depth knowledge of the subject. Webster University offers the Social Science program through a completely online format for students who may be employed in the field of education or in another professional career. The curriculum produces educators who have the potential to serve as leaders in addressing global issues. Graduates may advance their positions in their current careers or have more opportunities when applying for jobs after earning their master’s degree.

This program requires students to complete 33 total credit hours in order to earn the degree. The program gives students the option to earn an emphasis with a thesis or capstone if they choose to do so. Students who do not wish to complete the emphasis will complete core courses, discipline, and specialization courses, and open area courses. Participants who decide to complete the program with the emphasis in History and Government or the emphasis in International and Area Studies will complete emphasis area courses instead of open area courses. This program is ideal for individuals who need flexibility in their schedule due to the amount of customization that is provided to the students. Open area and emphasis courses give students the option to tailor their courses to their individual interests. Students may then choose to finish a thesis or capstone project. The purpose of these projects are to enhance student’s knowledge of social science topics that may be used in their professional careers.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Webster University is a non-profit, private university that was established in 1915. Weber University was originally founded as Loretto College, by the Sisters of Loretto, and was a Catholic women’s college. Today, the school operates as a co-educational, independent, non-denominational university. The educational programs at WU have a liberal arts foundation and aim to prepare students for the real world. Webster University is a global institution that provides aims to provide high quality learning opportunities that prepare students for individual excellence.

    Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
    • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
    • School of Education
    • School of Communications

    WU has an online program that allows full and part time undergraduate and graduate students to take individual classes, or pursue a degree online. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates can be earned online.


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