Schools, Culture, and Society is an interdisciplinary program that enhances students’ ability to analyze the influence of social, historical, and philosophical factors that frame contemporary issues in the formal social enterprise of education.  

SCS fosters an engaging and thoughtful academic community, with small classes that allow and encourage meaningful dialogue and faculty-student interaction. Each student takes courses in sociology, history, and philosophy of education and chooses one discipline as their area of emphasis. SCS encourages students to nurture and explore their academic interests via a flexible curriculum that allows students to take courses across the college and university.

Programs

Overview

SCS is interdisciplinary in nature and designed to prepare students for positions in academic institutions and educational policy-making organizations. This 90 semester hour program places a strong emphasis on building research skills. Faculty members specialize in the three core disciplines (sociology, history, and philosophy of education) and are focused on their students’ growth as scholars and practitioners.

Candidates work as:

  • Faculty and researchers at colleges and universities
  • Leaders at educational policy-making organizations
  • Administrators at international education organizations

Application Deadlines

  • January 15* (Fall Semester)

* Applications will be reviewed beyond this date; however, program enrollment numbers may limit late admissions. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The program cannot guarantee that late applications will receive consideration for funding.

 

Overview

This 32-semester hour, interdisciplinary master’s program provides students with a broad overview of the field. SCS faculty and students come from a variety of backgrounds and work experiences. Faculty members specialize in the three core disciplines (sociology, history, and philosophy of education) and are focused on their students’ growth as scholars and practitioners.

Candidates work as:

  • Teachers and administrators in K-12 schools
  • Educational policy leaders

Application Deadlines

  • February 15 (Fall semester)*

* We will continue to review applications beyond this date; however, program enrollment numbers may limit late admissions. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. We cannot guarantee that late applications will receive consideration for funding.

 

Contact

Program Coordinator
Graduate Assistant