Social Responsibility (M.S.)

Social Responsibility (M.S.)

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

The Social Responsibility program offers you an interdisciplinary experience in social justice, community activism and egalitarian social change. Built on the strengths of traditional academic disciplines in sociology, human relations and women's studies, the program provides you with intellectual experiences that enable you to explain the real world and engage in efforts to change it in egalitarian ways. 

Through this program you will gain a well-round education that engages you in both academic inquiry and practice of social change informed by critical theoretical perspectives with courses in theory, research methods and other substantive areas. You will be prepared to go into the world of community action, work in non-governmental or governmental sectors, industry, non-profit, policy groups or pursue further education. 

Program Highlights

  • Program combines coursework from the human relations, women's studies and sociology departments.
  • The program can be completed by taking evening courses only.
  • 3-5 graduate assistantships offered per year.
  • Courses fulfill the human relations requirement for teacher licensure in the state of Minnesota. 

Program Distinctions

  • The annual Global Social Responsibility Conference and Global Goes Local Conference on campus showcase student organization workshops, films and guest speakers on topics connected to social responsibility.
  • Director Mumbi Mwangi was chosen as a 2014 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow.

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 May 15 July 15
Spring November 15 September 15 November 15
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Methods

On-campus Online Distance Satellite Campus Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Ajay Panicker

Popular Careers

  • Community action
  • Non-governmental/governmental sectors
  • Industry
  • Non-profit sector
  • Policy groups
  • Education

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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