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Social Sciences

Northwestern University

60 months
56286 USD/year
56286 USD/year
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The Social Sciences program of Northwestern University majors examine humankind—its basic nature and evolution around the world and over time, its social structures and issues, and its politics and political institutions.


The Social Sciences program of Northwestern University employs a full range of the research methods and comparative perspectives in the social sciences, students gain essential skills in critical reasoning and analysis, creative problem solving, writing, and social awareness.

Graduates will be prepared to:

  • Explain how human identity is linked to social constructs of gender, race, class and culture
  • Apply the insights of various social science disciplines to analyze behavior and beliefs, both of individuals and groups
  • Analyze how various disciplines in the social sciences approach social problems and explain the diverse configurations of human society
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze problems and illuminate issues
  • Use argument and evidence effectively to communicate
  • Apply critical and creative thinking, information literacy, and interdisciplinary perspectives to analyze and evaluate proposed solutions for practical problems in the social sciences

Career paths

Students who study the social sciences emerge with a robust foundation of analytical, research, writing, and argumentation skills, and the ability to apply problem solving and critical thinking to current and future performance in a variety of disciplines and professional settings. They study in professional school—including law, business, medicine, education, public policy—or pursue advanced studies in liberal arts and sciences, or build on their rigorous training in research and analysis to advance in careers in technology, research, analytics, health care, education, the nonprofit sector, public administration and service, management, consulting, planning, and human resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Origins
  • Anthropology of Consciousness
  • America and the World
  • Intro to International Relations
  • America and the World
  • Political Inequality in the U.S.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Official high school transcripts and conferred date of completion (or GED report)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A current resume or CV
  • Documentation of English Proficiency for students whose first language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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