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Citadel News Service
22 Nov 2005

New Master of Arts in Social Science degree now available

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce a new Master of Arts in Social Science degree being offered in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Available with the start of the fall 2005 semester, this 36-hour graduate degree is designed to provide students with a broad social science background through an interdisciplinary study of political science, criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, psychology and related disciplines. Developed for students and professionals from all walks of life, the program allows the course of study to be tailored to fit individual and career interests.

“This master of arts degree demonstrates The Citadel's on-going commitment to the adult learners of the Lowcountry,” said Ray Jones, associate dean for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. “We know that many adults seek the freedom to self-structure a high quality on-campus degree that will fit their career and lifestyle needs.”

Approved in May 2005, the program replaces the department’s previous graduate program, the Master of Arts in Education (Social Science). The previous program was originally intended to provide specialized educational opportunities for public school teachers seeking to expand their teaching competencies. It has since evolved to be a much broader professional degree that attracts a variety of students interested in acquiring a graduate degree as an avenue for enhancing their careers (e.g., law enforcement personnel, criminal justice practitioners such as probation officers, paralegals).

"This new MA in Social Science program offers Lowcountry residents the opportunity for advanced education in increasingly important and growing areas, under the guidance of high quality and experienced instructors,” said Gardel Feurtado, head of the department of political science and criminal justice.

For more information contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at 843-953-5089 or the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at 843-953-5072.
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