The Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) and the Committee on International Relations (CIR) rely on preceptors in their one-year master’s degree programs. Preceptors serve for eleven-month appointments. Preceptors guide students in these master’s programs in defining their areas of academic specialization and choosing courses. They assist students in selecting faculty sponsors for their thesis and take an active role in guiding and evaluating research and writing the master’s paper. Applicants should be advanced graduate students, preferably those already admitted to PhD candidacy. The work of preceptors in the master’s programs requires an extensive commitment and consumes a considerable amount of time, with a commensurate annual compensation level. Interested students should contact the director of MAPSS or CIR.