Options in advanced study at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are designed for the educational needs of scholars within specific disciplines. Some students seek to gain a competitive edge in their career fields or to lay the groundwork for further graduate study. Others seek knowledge for personal of professional growth. All of them are full members and valued contributors to our vibrant intellectual community.
English: Five-Year MA in English
Earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English in only five years in this accelerated program. This option may be of special interest to current English/secondary education dual majors; with one additional year of study, graduates of the program can market themselves as highly qualified teachers of English and Language Arts.
English: MA in English
Pursue advanced study of literatures in English in a program that provides flexibility for working adults who already hold a bachelor’s degree. Classes are taught in the evenings and over the summer (days and evenings); the program can be completed in two years with full-time study or in a maximum of six years with part-time study.
Gender and Sexuality Studies: Graduate Certificate
Explore contemporary issues and current scholarship in the field of gender studies in this five-course advanced study program. Designed to serve both students preparing for further graduate study and working professionals, the program can be completed on its own or combined with an MA in English.
Public Policy: Graduate Programs
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Certificate in Public Policy prepare graduates to engage in policy research, analysis, management, and program evaluation. The programs provide students with a solid foundation in the concepts of policymaking as well as the key analytic tools necessary to evaluate policy proposals and program implementation.
Teacher Education: Five-Year Programs
Gain the competitive edge enjoyed by teachers with master’s degrees—and get there faster—with accelerated programs that confer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years of study. Options are available across the PK–12 spectrum and in special education, urban education, and education of the deaf or hard of hearing.
All five-year programs combine content area study at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with professional study at the School of Education. Content area majors available in a specific five-year program include English; history; psychology; sociology; Spanish; and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.