Master of Arts in Social Science

Master of Arts in Social Science


Campbellsville University's College of Arts and Sciences now offers the Master of Arts in Social Science. This degree is a generalist, thesis or non-thesis program designed to give graduate students a broad content area to further educational and career opportunites. The program, which may be used to enhance teacher certification, includes:

    * History
    * Political Science
    * Psychology
    * Sociology

Degree Requirements


The degree is a 36-hour program with two options:

    * Option 1 - Students choose two of the four social science disciplines of history, political science, psychology and sociology, and complete 18 hours in each of their chosen areas.
    * Option 2 - Students complete 18 semester hours in one of the four social science disciplines of history, political science, psychology and sociology, and nine semester hours each in two additional disciplines of their choice.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1865 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, phone: 404.679.4501), as well as the Kentucky Department of Education.

Option 1 - Two Major Areas
(Example: History/Political Science)

    * History - 18 Credit Hours
          o Historiography & Research 3 hrs
          o Electives 15 hrs
    * Political Science - 18 Credit Hours
          o Seminar in American Politics 3 hrs
          o Electives 15 hrs

TOTAL = 36 Hours
Option 2 - One Major Area and Two Minor Areas
(Example: Psychology Emphasis)

* Psychology - 15 Credit Hours
   o Advanced General Psychology I or II 3 hrs
   o Electives 12 hrs
* Sociology Minor - 9 Credit Hours
   o Advanced General Sociology 3 hrs
     o Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 hrs
   o Elective 3 hrs
* Political Science Minor - 9 Credit Hours
   o Seminar in American Politics 3 hrs
   o Electives 6 hrs


TOTAL = 36 Hours