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School of Social Sciences

Northern Florida’s School of Social Sciences works on the basis of inter-disciplinary working, impact on policy and practice and innovative and methodological approaches, both qualitative and quantitative. A combination of advanced theoretical and empirical social science and practical application is our signature style of teaching at our School of Social Sciences. We encourage students to enhance their understanding of a fast-changing world and the impact it can have on public debates concerning policy and practice.


Below are the fee structure and time required to complete the programs in School of Social Sciences :

  • Degree program fees: $4,500 - $14,400 Time: less than 1 year
  • Diploma program fees: $2,700 - $4,500 Time: less than 5 months
  • Certificate program fees: $499 - $1,800 Time: less than 3 months


The faculty at NFU's School of Social Sciences has very diverse interests spanning across many fields. The faculty has shared many different research papers between themselves and has been the recipients of prestigious research awards from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Russell Sage Foundation. The faculty collaborates with individuals at institutions all over the world, and many have strong collaborative relationships with researchers in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center too.

In addition to being recognized as premier research scholars, the faculty at this particular school consistently wins between a third of all university-wide teaching awards.

Given the current economic climate and the increased competition for graduate positions, there is a varied range of occupational areas. Social sciences qualifications provide an excellent background for a wide range of careers. Opportunities can be found across all sectors and in a number of occupations. Education, central and local government, finance, health and social care, law, the media, public services, campaigning and research are frequent career choices. Your chosen social sciences field will help you earn the following average salaries:

Majors Average Annual Salaries
Economics$89,450 - $99,360
History$25,850 - $95,750
Sociology$69,210 - $72,360

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