The goal of POLS is to prepare students to be effective participants, leaders, and agents of change using the knowledge and skills gained through a program that is grounded in theory and interspersed with practice.
Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc.
If you are graduating with a degree in social sciences, you may find there is a limited number of careers in which your subject is an essential requirement. However, there will be many areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.Careers for social science graduates
Some of the areas employing social science graduates are:
banking and insurance
retail and sales
teaching and lecturing
The Master of Arts program in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS) draws upon an integrated knowledge base and the expertise of renowned faculty to create an experience that provides students with a foundation in the core areas of policy, organization & leadership, teaching & learning, and inquiry & assessment. The program gives students the flexibility to explore other relevant themes such as cultural diversity and language acquisition, learning theory, youth development, and school reform.
Programme Structure Courses:Linear Algebra and Differential Calculus of Several VariablesPrinciples of EconomicsEconomic Analysis IEconomic Analysis IIEconomic Analysis IIIIntroduction to Statistical Methods (Postcalculus) for Social ScientistsApplied EconometricsEconomic Policy AnalysisLaw and EconomicsAdvanced Topics in Econometrics
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements You need the following GPA score: Required score: 3 Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale). Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F). International Academic CredentialsStanford's assessment of a foreign degree is based on the characteristics of a national educational system, the type of institution attended, and the level of studies completed. The following guidelines indicate the minimum level of study of applicants from recognized academic institutions outside the U.S.