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Date: Mar 13, 2007
HOFSTRA TO OFFER M.A. IN APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS IN FALL 2007
Stresses social research, data collection and data analysisHofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra will offer a Master of Arts degree in Applied Social Research and Policy Analysis starting next fall for recent college graduates and professionals who want to improve their social research skills and become more proficient at data collection and analysis.
The program prepares graduates for careers in organizations in need of professionals with research and analysis skills; research organizations (evaluation, policy, polling, marketing); federal, state and local government agencies; not-for-profit organizations such as foundations, advocacy and service agencies, community service groups; agencies addressing labor, housing or health issues; organizations private sector firms with research needs in the areas of personnel, market research, labor relations, public relations, opinion poll research; social service organizations; and criminal justice agencies.
"Hofstra's M.A. program in Applied Social Research and Policy Analysis combines a broad academic experience with applied internship opportunities so that program graduates are well prepared to work effectively in a global economy and a multicultural environment," said Marc Silver, Ph.D., professor of sociology and director of the new program. "The program also provides a firm foundation for students wishing to use it as a stepping stone toward more advanced graduate-level work in the social sciences."
The multi-disciplinary program can be completed in two years on a full-time basis or three years taking classes part-time. Dr. Silver said courses will be taught by faculty from Hofstra's departments of sociology, anthropology, political science, labor studies and economics/ geography and will make full use of Hofstra's state-of-the-art computer labs and other facilities.
For more information, contact Dr. Silver at 516-463-5645 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the Web site at www.hofstra.edu/maasrpa.
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