Social Science MA


Entirely Online | 30 Credits | 7 Semesters
  • Gain knowledge in the social science subjects such as: American history, geography, political science, psychology and world history
  • No thesis required, with the option to work on additional endorsements to expand their areas of certification
  • Study with the same group of adult learners through our cohort model

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Chad Christopher

Program Coordinator


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Rita Gutman

Enrollment Contact

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Delivered Entirely Online

Courses are offered entirely online on Wednesday evenings using Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer may include additional video conferencing sessions. During the last summer of the program, there will also be a one-week study tour, focused on a specific topic, in which students will attend relevant sites such as museums and historical sites. 

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • serve as leaders in social studies teaching
  • implement new teaching strategies designed to improve secondary student learning of social studies
  • complete independent research projects to enhance teaching strategies and skills
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Along with your application, you will need to submit the following:

  • applicant statement describing professional goals, motivation for applying, and how this program will impact your capacity to influence student learning
  • professional resume
  • two letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts, sent directly to the Office of Admissions

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If you have any questions, contact us at 319-273-7206 or for assistance!

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.