[Air-L] Graduate programs for "internet studies"?

Robert Ackland robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
Thu Sep 30 01:21:37 PDT 2010

We run the Master of Social Research (Social Science of the Internet) 
- http://adsri.anu.edu.au/study/ssi.php

The focus on social science (economics, political science and 
sociology) and quantitative research methods is what distinguishes the 
ANU's Master of Social Research (Social Science of the Internet). 
Programs elsewhere often take a media or cultural studies perspective, 
or else focus on Internet governance.

Canberra is a very nice place to live (the MSR is not currently 
available via distance, but our Graduate Certificate in Social 
Research is).


Dr Robert Ackland
Fellow and Masters Coordinator, Australian Demographic and Social 
Research Institute, The Australian National University

e-mail:   robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
homepage: http://adsri.anu.edu.au/people/robert.php
project:  http://voson.anu.edu.au

Information about the Master of Social Research:

> On Sep 29 2010, Devin Gaffney wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I just finished an exhilarating undergraduate program that gave me 
>> enough flexibility in order to study the impact/efficacy of Twitter 
>> during the Iran 
>> Election(http://www.devingaffney.com/-iranelection-quantifying-online-activism 
>> ), but in order to pull it off, I had to really bend some of the 
>> institutions rules, and just barely got the necessary advisorship in 
>> order to study it in a reasonable way. I am looking to jump right back 
>> into school for the following academic year, and am trying to figure 
>> out which schools have which programs - it seems that the information/ 
>> websites for all the programs that do exist are well ensconced within 
>> their respective institutions websites, which tend towards 
>> labyrinthine. Does anyone have a good list of institutions (US/ 
>> elsewhere) where a Masters/PhD in fields either directly or otherwise 
>> closely related to "internet studies" (or "web science," or whatever 
>> term you use, as this even seems to be up in the air, as far as I can 
>> tell)? Obviously, there are places like Citizenlab, Berkman, and OII, 
>> which all seem to at least offer classes in some capacity, but are 
>> there any others i just haven't found?
>> Thanks much,
>> Devin Gaffney http://www.devingaffney.com 
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