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 or professional growth. All of them are full members and valued contributors to our vibrant intellectual community.
Pursue advanced study of literatures in English in a program that provides flexibility for working adults with bachelor’s degrees. 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.
Earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English in only five years in this accelerated program. This option may be of particular interest to current English/secondary education dual majors; with one additional year of study, graduates of the program can market themselves as highly qualified English and language arts teachers.
Gender and Sexuality Studies 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 independently or combined with an MA in English.
Public Policy, MPP
The Master of Public Policy prepares you to engage effectively in policy research, analysis, management, and program evaluation. You’ll gain a solid foundation in policymaking as well as in the analytic tools you’ll use to evaluate policy proposals and implement programs.
Public Policy, BA/MPP
This combined master’s program is designed for recent graduates, and TCNJ seniors needing specialized training in policy analysis and policymaking to advance their careers.
Public Policy Certificate
The 15-credit, five-course Certificate in Public Policy prepares you to engage in policy research, analysis, management, and program evaluation, providing 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 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.