Graduate Program in Social Sciences

The Graduate Program in Social Science offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary curriculum of advanced study and research, from the Master's to the Doctorate degree, at the intersection of the social sciences. Supported by the IRISSO and CSI laboratories and the Centre Maurice Halbwachs and operating in close synergy with EHESS, including its CESSP and CEMS laboratories, the graduate program includes three Master’s degrees in which research plays a central role. Students may also choose elective courses designed to improve their transdisciplinary skills and broaden their curriculum.

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Students in Master's programs
PhD students



Political science


Economic sociology

Science and Technology Studies

Urban planning


A five-year track from Master’s to PhD

Upon entering the Master’s degree program, each student will define their scientific project with the graduate program's faculty and researchers. Students will have an academic advisor and will be heavily involved in research throughout the program.

Choose your Master’s degree and define your academic path

The graduate program offers the following Master’s degrees:

Pursue a PhD

Doctoral research is conducted in a PSL laboratory. Training is conducted in a doctoral school..

Graduate program doctoral schools

Graduate program laboratories

Partner laboratories

Enhance and customize your academic path: elective courses

Complementary university-wide courses

Graduate program students at both the Master’s and PhD level have access to university-wide trainings in core competencies, both introductory and advanced, designed to supplement their academic study.
Those complementary university-wide courses, available in all of PSL’s component schools, are eligible for ECTS credit.

Data Science Program

Career opportunities

Trained in and through research, PSL alumni find numerous employment opportunities in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors as well as in the academic world.

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