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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Social Science-Interdisciplinary MS


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The MS in Social Science-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.

First Area of Social Sciences (15 credits)


  • 15 credit hours in an area of concentration selected from a Social Sciences department from:
    • Anthropology (APY)
    • Communication (COM)
    • Communicative Disorders & Science (CDS)
    • Economics (ECO)
    • Geography (GEO)
    • Linguistics (LIN)
    • Philosophy (PHI)
    • Political Science (PSC)
    • Psychology (PSY)
    • Sociology (SOC) 
  • Including at least one graduate course in research methods or statistics, below. 

Second Area of Social Sciences (15 credits)


  • 15 credit hours in a second area of concentration selected from a Social Sciences department from:
    • Anthropology (APY)
    • Communication (COM)
    • Communicative Disorders & Science (CDS)
    • Economics (ECO)
    • Geography (GEO)
    • Linguistics (LIN)
    • Philosophy (PHI)
    • Political Science (PSC)
    • Psychology (PSY)
    • Sociology (SOC) 
  • With prior approval up to 6 of these credits may be in area of Humanities, Natural Sciences or a Professional School.

Culminating Experience: Project (3 credits)


  • Register with your primary department for the appropriate culminating experience. 

Total Credit Hours: 33


3.0 Degree GPA Required

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required


  • 33 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 1 to 2 Years

Application Fee


  • $75

Program Contact


Jen Mdurvwa
810 Clemens Hall
Amherst, NY 14261
Email: jmdurvwa@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1340

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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