Fields of Study
Aging Studies: Allows students to explore health and aging leadership, workforce, social justice and health care access disparities, physical and cognitive aging, health care finance and service trends,
and health care policymaking.
Foreign Languages and International Studies: Focuses students' attention on the international scene, primarily from historical, political, socio-cultural,
and economic perspectives through the study of two foreign languages.
Senior Living Leadership: Helps students learn the skills needed to address management, financial, operational, and resource issues that occur in facilities that care for aging populations.
African and African American Diaspora Studies: For students interested in developing critical awareness, cultivating cultural humility and preparing for an increasingly diverse work environment.
Anthropology: For students wanting to gain a global scope while building skills in cross-cultural communication and understanding in areas such as health, the environment, and religion in
the 21st century.
Health Humanities: Allows students to explore health and the human condition in a broad cultural, social, economic, and moral context
through compassion, empathy, and individualized care to patients, and by improving quality, cost, and access to health care.
International Studies: Pushes students to expand their scope beyond their foreign language studies to learn more about foreign communications, culture, art,
health, and politics.
Peace Studies: Encourages the study of conflict resolution, nonviolence, war and its ethical justification, and community building on international, national, communal, and interpersonal
Refugee and Forces Migration Studies: Helps students understand refugees and forcibly displaced migrants and areas such as resettlement, immigration law, diaspora studies, and more.
Women's and Gender Studies: Provides students the opportunity to study topics of women's experiences, masculinity, gender, LGBTQ+ experiences, and/or other forms of diversity.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education and Social Change: For students interested in becoming “change agents” in improving the education of children living in poverty circumstances.
This program prepares graduates to work as leaders in a wide range of education-related vocations including not-for-profit agencies, family advocacy, learning and teaching research, social policy, leadership in public/private school venues or environments,
and higher education.
Master of Education (MEd) in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice: Engaging through a lens of social justice, students will gain the foundational knowledge of higher education theory
and social justice principles which address the professional standards, skills and personal development education necessary to work and lead in higher education settings.
Master of Health Science (MHS) - Health Promotion and Social Change track: Students will be introduced to social issues impacting population health, access,
and delivery. Through the coursework, students will explore and analyze how human actions, cognitions, communication, and environment affect health, chronic disease, social relationships, and quality of life around the world and across the lifespan.