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What will I learn?

The M.S. in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program offers students the freedom to design a specialized graduate curriculum, gain advanced training in research methods and complete a capstone research project. Candidates combine research in a core social science concentration with related course work in a second social and behavioral science discipline, including Anthropology, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and/or Sociology.

The specific program of study for each student is determined in consultation with the Director and faculty adviser. Students are required to complete 33 credit hours of graduate level work consisting of:

  • 15 credit hours in an area of concentration selected from Social Sciences department, including at least one graduate course in research methods or statistics.
  • 15 credit hours in courses in a second area of Social Sciences. With prior approval up to six of these credit hours may be in an area of the Humanities, Natural Sciences or a Professional School.
  • 3 credit hours of project guidance.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

For international students

To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university; Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses; Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 79, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 550, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.5, the minimum score of PTE is 55, the minimum score of Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Old Scale is 60, New Scale is 185, the minimum score of Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Old Scale is 65, New Scale is 185.

Priority deadline for the Spring semester is November 1st and for the Fall semester is February 1st.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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