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Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences

With the world changing rapidly, and seemingly unpredictably, there is no better time to study Social Sciences. Whatever field you choose, our faculty prides itself on combining excellence and innovation in the classroom with global excellence in research.

Through these commitments, we hope to open your minds to new ideas and information, hone your critical analytic skills and provide you with the communication and research tools needed to understand and engage in the contemporary world. A degree in the Social Sciences provides you with the knowledge and tools needed for personal and career success, and to make a difference in our world.

 Jerry Hurley


New Dean of Social Sciences Announced

McMaster’s next dean of Social Sciences is a renowned and highly respected health economist and the University’s chair of economics. The board of governors confirmed Jeremiah Hurley's appointment...

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Future Students - Discover Social Sciences


Future Students

Explore the world of possibilities available to you through the world class education offered by McMaster University's Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Meet your Experiential Education Ambassadors


Experience Makes a Difference

Enrich your undergraduate education in the Faculty of Social Sciences by participating in Experiential Education (EE). EE fosters unique approaches to learning within the classroom and actively engages students in the community. Internships, career placements, and experiential education courses are just a few of the services EE offers students to help them take their education to the next level.

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Meet Scout the Therapy Dog

Be a Part of the Pack at Mac

Dogs @ MAC is a innovative program at McMaster University.  Working with certified therapy dogs, staff and faculty help students adjust to university life, manage stress and anxiety, and come together through their love of dogs.

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