UCLA Master’s of Social Science (MaSS) is a unique, 9-month program that offers interdisciplinary training in social sciences research to prepare diverse students for rigorous doctoral programs and professional careers in the private and public sectors. MaSS students will develop understanding of the social world and gain the skills to translate research questions into action.
A distinguishing feature of the MaSS program is our close-knit, collaborative learning environment. Training with distinguished faculty at a world-renowned university in a dynamic city, MaSS students take a coordinated series of intellectually stimulating courses that provide a shared knowledge base while allowing each student to pursue their own research projects. MaSS graduates are
- Intellectual, Innovation, impact
- Curiosity-driven Creativity, collaboration
- In depth
- Stimulating, supportive
MaSS’s innovative approach to social science research prepares students to be at the cutting edge of research and equips them to make a difference in the world. We will help you turn ideas into new realities.
The MaSS degree will open doors to PhD graduate study and to a world of professional opportunities in careers that have an impact in the private and public sectors.
As a MaSS student, you will join a small group of students taking courses specially designed to teach you how to ask the right questions and come up with innovative solutions and new perspectives. You will learn to frame, examine and solve social problems.
The MaSS program is a one-of-a-kind experience to work closely with faculty and fellow students.