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Best Universities in United States of America for Social Sciences Degree by US News Ranking

Check best universities & colleges for Social Sciences, degree in United States of America ranked by US News

Different agencies use different metrics to evaluate universities around the world, however the most common factors are : a) Academic achievements b) Employability c) Educational process d) Research facilities e) International outlook as to number of international students and faculty f) Citation by each faculty g) Student Faculty ratio etc.

Subject ranking is updated every year for top universities in United States of America by US News. Many ranking indicators such as Global Research Reputation, Regional Research Reputation, Subject Publications, Subject Books, International Collaboration & Total Citations Data is used to compute subject ranking.

Social Sciences

Social science is a discipline that deals with society and relationships among individuals in the society. This discipline in broader sense provides tools to understand, examine and explain how human minds and society as a whole work. In today’s globalized world, a graduate with degree in social science is bound to be in demand as the benefits that an organization would get from an employee with uniquely transferable skills and holistic perspective to organizational day to day operation is invaluable. Social scientists are often found in departments of science and health and social sciences in universities and many social science researchers work for government and private industries void of academics.

Various Major under Social Sciences

The popular social sciences are anthropology – study of influence of evolution of humanity on society, archaeology – study of finding material evidences to evolution of humanity, economics – study of production to distribution to consumption of good and services, Geography – study of land size against population, history – study that helps you correlate your past and present to your future, law – study of set of rules that distinguish between right and wrong, linguistics – study of languages from its origin to meaning, political science – study of historical and current political events, psychology – study of human behavior and neurobiological processes, and sociology – study of religion, class, and social mobility at individual and structural levels.

Career opportunities for Social Sciences

Social science career prospects are fields that require expertise in psychology, market research, anthropology and sociology. Job profile that you may consider once after you have a degree in social sciences could be 1) Business Intelligence Analyst 2) Portfolio Manager 3) Fundraiser  4) Anthropologist 5) Sociologist 6) Psychologist 7) Market research analyst 8) Survey Researcher 9) Historian 10) Geographer 11) Political Scientist 12) Economist 13) Archivist 14) Urban and Regional Planner 15) Compliance Analys

Below is a list of top universities in United States of America for studying Social Sciences sorted by US News

Harvard University

Harvard University

United States of America

1
US News
3
Times Higher Education
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States of America

2
US News
28
Times Higher Education
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States of America

3
US News
4
Times Higher Education
University of Michigan Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

United States of America

6
US News
9
Times Higher Education
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States of America

7
US News
25
Times Higher Education
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States of America

8
US News
15
Times Higher Education
9
US News
33
Times Higher Education
Yale University

Yale University

United States of America

13
US News
8
Times Higher Education
University of California Berkeley

University of California Berkeley

United States of America

14
US News
12
Times Higher Education
University of California Los Angeles

University of California Los Angeles

United States of America

15
US News
12
Times Higher Education
Duke University

Duke University

United States of America

18
US News
16
Times Higher Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States of America

19
US News
1
Times Higher Education
Arizona State University Tempe

Arizona State University Tempe

United States of America

20
US News
73
Times Higher Education
University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States of America

21
US News
14
Times Higher Education
24
US News
-
Times Higher Education
New York University

New York University

United States of America

30
US News
17
Times Higher Education
University of California San Diego

University of California San Diego

United States of America

32
US News
41
Times Higher Education
35
US News
70
Times Higher Education
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

United States of America

36
US News
60
Times Higher Education
University of Wisconsin Madison

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States of America

36
US News
20
Times Higher Education
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