Social Technologies, MA (Online) Advising

We have a team of advisors and staff that are here to help you through your time in your program. Please email with questions related to policies and procedures to help you navigate graduate school successfully. Many of the answers to your questions may be on this website and in the Handbook, please review both carefully. 

If you are a continuing graduate student in one of our programs, you can setup an appointment with an advisor by clicking the “Make An Appointment” button below: 

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If you are a new student, please click on the Next Steps Checklist button below to get started:

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For information on steps to register, please visit the University’s Registrar’s Office Website:

Course Load Information 

Students in the online MA in Social Technologies program will be required to take six to nine credit hours in each semester based on their admit term and will be able to finish the program in 18 months.

Course Sequences

To view the required course sequence for you, please select the semester and year that you were admitted. Use the tabs at the top of the page to select the semester for which you are trying to register. 

Start Date: Fall 2021
Start Date: Spring 2022
Start Date: Summer 2022
Start Date: Fall 2022


This is a 100% online program that requires 33 credit hours of coursework, including STC 570: Social Data Projects.

Required Core (27 credit hours)

STC 501 Theories of Data and Society (3)

STC 510 Data Wrangling (3)

STC 512 Data, Places, People and Things (3)

STC 527 Ethics and Policies of Social Data (3)

 STC 536 Networked Publics (3)

STC 537 Technologies of Community (3)

STC 539 Social Search and Filtering (3)

STC 550 Computational Social Methods I (3)

STC 551 Computational Social Methods II (3) 

Other Requirements ( 3 credit hours)

STC 528 Communicating Data Science (3) 

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)

STC 570 Social Data Projects (3)


As a graduate student it is your responsibility to review and follow the required course sequence the academic unit lays out for the students. If a student does not follow these requirements it may delay time to degree completion.

To be eligible for the culminating experience, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Up to date Plan of Study (iPOS) on file.

  • Graduate GPA, Cumulative GPA, iPOS GPA must all be at 3.00.

  • All STC core and other required courses MUST be completed prior to an enrollment override to the culminating experience. 

  • Students will be taking STC 570 in their final semester. 

Students will want to file their plan of study before the 50% mark of program completion. Students are encouraged to file sooner, if they have a program sequence that they are following. A guide to assist students in filing and submitting their plan of study is available here. For your faculty committee, please ensure that you list Alexander Halavais as your chair. The staff advisor section can be left as is. 

If you have any questions on the plan of study, please reach out to our advising team at

Program Links 

Important Policies:

Graduate College Policy Handbook

New College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

MA in Social Technologies Handbook

Admitted Fall 2021 or later

Advising Checksheets

MA in Social Technologies Checklist

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