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Current & Incoming Students

The Office of the Associate Dean of Social Sciences offers academic advising and services for Social Sciences students.

Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on choosing the Social Sciences at McMaster!

Find the tools to prepare you for university and to help you navigate your first year of school.

Incoming Students

Academic Advising

An academic advisor is a type of counselor who helps students navigate the academic side of the University system. Academic advisors can assist you with:

  • program requirements, dropping and adding courses;
  • program selection, application and changes;
  • studying abroad;
  • transfer credits;
  • Notification of Absence form (MSAF), Deferred Exam Requests, and Petitions for Special Consideration;
  • appeals procedures;
  • and referral to other campus services.

Academic Advising

Applying for Level 2

The process for applying to your Academic Plan (program or major) of choice begins in March with the Level 2 Showcase.

Level 1 students will apply to Academic Plan choice(s) for Level 2 through Mosaic in late April.

There are several steps to applying so read these pages carefully.

How to Apply to Your Level 2 Program

Student Resources

As a McMaster student you have a ton of resources available to you including.

  • scholarships and financial aid
  • health and wellness counseling
  • academic and writing skills workshops
  • student accessibility services

Student Resources

Graduate Programs

Ranked second in Canada in research intensity (Research Infosource Inc. 2016), McMaster University is home to more than 70 research centres and institutes.

The "McMaster Model" is a student-centered, problem-based approach to learning - has been adopted by universities around the world.

Visit the School of Graduate Studies website to learn more about:

School of Graduate Studies