MA in Social Sciences

The History Department offers a program which results in the earning of a master of arts degree with a major in social sciences. The department also offers graduate courses in his­tory which may be taken by students enrolled in the master of arts degree program with a major in social sciences.

This degree is designed to be multi-discipli­nary, giving men and women in education, business and government the opportunity to develop their own program of study. Options and flexibility are kept at the maximum level possible. This allows the professional in edu­cation, urban affairs, criminal justice, geron­tology, international trade and commerce, etc. to attain a graduate degree in his or her career.

OccupationProjected Statewide GrowthProjected National GrowthPA Median SalaryNational Median Salary
Historian 10.0% 18.0% $51,490 $53,520
Anthropologist 10.0% 21.0% $62,000 $57,400
Curators 29.0% 25.0% $54,800 $49,600
Archivist 10.0% 12.0% $41,900 $47,300

Salary and job outlook information obtained from O*NET OnLine.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Edinboro University's School of Graduate Studies & Research at (814)732-2856, toll-free at (888) 845-2890 or by email at