Social Technologies, MA
Accelerated Program

The MA degree in social technologies offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is a groundbreaking program that explores how new technologies affect social and organizational change as well as how to apply that understanding in a variety of professional contexts.

The MA degree in social technologies offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is a groundbreaking program that explores how new technologies affect social and organizational change as well as how to apply that understanding in a variety of professional contexts.

The master's degree is an interdisciplinary degree program anchored in social, behavioral, cultural, critical and design approaches to the increasing prominence of social technology in nearly every facet of contemporary life. Coursework delves into social theory and research methods applied to the social uses of interactive environments, networked technologies and mobile computing.

The flexible curriculum consists of two core courses, a graduate-level research methods course and a series of elective courses, culminating in a six credit hour capstone project.

Graduates are prepared for doctoral work in social technologies or careers in social media, community management, digital media, and professions that use social technologies to interact with clients, interest groups and the public. Graduates are also skilled in distance collaboration.

Degree Offered

Social Technologies, MA
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

Location
West

Plan of Study

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Application Deadlines

Fall*
Priority: February 15
Final: July 15

Spring*
Priority: October 15
Final: December 1

*talk with your advisor for updates on deadlines

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program must fulfill the requirements of both Graduate Education and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, including the following minimum requirements:

  1. a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country
  2. minimum of a "B" (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) GPA in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate course work*
  3. proof of English proficiency**

*If the applicant does not meet the minimum GPA requirements, the application may still be considered.

**Applicants whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Graduate Education online admission application, including application fee
  • official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country
  • GRE scores (if applicable)*
  • a statement of purpose that describes the educational background, scholarly interests, and academic and professional goals of the applicant
  • three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty members who know the applicant's work well (if not available, then from individuals in supervisory or professional roles)
  • an academic writing sample (if not available, then an example of professional writing)

*If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, you must submit an official GRE score.

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