The objective of the M.A. in Social Sciences is to provide students with training in the method and theory of social science, as well as the basic perspectives of the disciplines within it. While the program provides course work in the breadth of the social sciences, its emphasis is on history, political science, economics, and geography. This program is especially attractive to those pursuing a career in or seeking advancement in secondary school and community college teaching in the social sciences. Those interested in work in other types of educational and social science related fields may also benefit from this program.