Future Graduate Students

Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a wide variety of graduate programs to help spark your curiosity and achieve your goals. Work alongside leading researchers and instructions, gaining valuable skills and knowledge that will set you up for personal and career success.


Find a complete list of Masters and Doctoral programs as well as Graduate Diplomas below. View program information, deadlines, fees and more. Each program has individual admission requirements.

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Graduate Programs

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School of Graduate Studies

Learn more about detailed program information, course listings, deadlines and more from the School of Graduate Studies.

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School of Graduate Studies Calendar

Get information on important dates and deadlines for applying to graduate studies.

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Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Learn about fees and funding for graduate students.

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Work as a Teaching Assistant

Become a teaching assistant with the Faculty of Social Sciences.


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Graduate English Language Certificates

Discover our certificates and available diplomas including supporting programs for English as a second language graduate students.

McMaster English Readiness for Graduate Excellence (MERGE)

The MERGE program goes beyond essential training in English speaking, listening, reading and writing. It has been designed to support the integration of these skills as applied to real world contexts students will encounter during graduate school and beyond. 

McMaster Office for the Development of English Language Learners (MODEL)

An intensive language program preparing graduate students to study in an English-speaking environment.