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What will I learn?

Course Requirements

Students must be enrolled full time during one year (three quarters with a minimum of 12 units per quarter) and complete 36 units (nine courses) of course work. The course work consists of seven core MaSS program graduate courses (400 series), and two elective courses either at the graduate (200 series) or upper division (100 series) level. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Students must complete the 36 units (nine courses) as follows:

Fall Quarter

SOC SC 400A (four units): This course introduces students to research paradigms, interpretive approaches, and key concepts in social science inquiry.

SOC SC 401 (four units): This course introduces students to key concepts and approaches to qualitative research and provides hands-on experience with qualitative research methods.

SOC SC 402 (four units): This course introduces students to the fundamentals of data analysis and statistics, focusing on the application of statistical methods in social problems research.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (3 quarters)

Tuition fees
US$32,374.00 per year
Start date

Expected September 2023


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

All applicants are expected to have post-secondary institutions

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

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


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