Hello, future Marauder!
I’m Meghan, Recruitment Manager for the Faculty of Social Sciences. I’m your go-to source for all the info, advice and support that you need as you embark on your next big adventure. I can promise you an incredible journey lies ahead.
So what are you waiting for? Join us here in McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences, where your future begins and limitless possibilities await.
Your First Year
You will start your journey in one of three, entry pathways:
Social Sciences I allows you to explore all 12 of our programs and is a broad-based approach to studying the social sciences.
Economics I is a direct pathway, and delves into economic theories, systems and policies.
Health and Society I is a direct entry pathway, and explores the intersection of health, society and well-being.
At the end of your first year, no matter what pathway you are in, you will apply to your top programs of choice.
Graduate with a minor from Social Sciences or across faculties.
Co-op, Internships and Experiential Education
Get hands on experience to add to your resume.
HOW TO APPLY
Use our admission requirements tool to check and compare admission requirements for our undergraduate programs.
Your journey to McMaster in 10 easy steps. From applying, to accepting your offer and joining us on campus!
Dates & Deadlines
Find information on the critical dates and deadlines for applying to our programs.
English Proficiency Requirements
The language of instruction at McMaster University is English.
There are specific English Language Proficiency tests accepted by McMaster, along with minimum score requirements.
Transcripts & Documents
Submitting your transcripts and documents is an important part of your application.
I was able to work directly with professors and their labs to learn the ins and outs of research, while getting my own hands-on experience. This took my learning outside of the classroom and encouraged me to consider the different types of careers I could pursue following my degree.
My health studies courses have certainly expanded my worldview on a personal and academic level. Not only have I gained a deeper understanding over how closely our health is connected to our location in society, both biographically and geographically, I have been supplied with numerous reference points that highlight the significance of these relationships locally and globally, specifically in connection to our health and well-being. I feel well prepared to pursue any area of interest that pertains to health and/or healthcare related issues.
The specialist option has been the most beneficial aspect of my program ... the additional training in econometric theory has helped me progress along the career path I want to pursue. It has also given me an advantage in the job market.
The degree I completed in Health Studies provided with an excellent foundation to enter the nursing program. The program thoroughly educated me in a number of health and aging topics and encouraged me to think about these topics critically.
SOCSCI 2EL0 was really important for me to learn how to translate my knowledge, skills, and experience as a student/new grad into the language being spoken by prospective employers.
What I like about Social Science is the balance of industry-specific technical know-how with career-critical soft skills: written and verbal communications, research and dissemination, time and conflict management, etc.
What I liked most was the diversity of experiences offered by the many different areas of sociology taught by the department. I was able to tailor my learning to the areas of sociology which were of the most interest to me, while still being confident that the core courses of the program would provide me with the theoretical and practical foundations of the discipline.
March 15, 2023 6:30 pm
MAS Symposium Lecture
May 08, 2023
AWSOME: 4th Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economics
June 19, 2023
INCOMING STUDENT ENROLMENT WEBINAR
July 12, 2023 12:30 pm
Weekly Seminar Series: Stefan Sperlich
August 02, 2023
We're Hiring: Exam Invigilators
October 03, 2023 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
#HASTalks: Agency of Older Adults in the Food Justice Movement
October 17, 2023 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Connectivity, Colonialism, and Content Moderation: The International Politics of Internet Shutdowns in Africa
October 21, 2023 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Empowerment, Displacement, and Connection Conference
October 23, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lillian and Marvin Goldblatt Lecture in Jewish Studies - October 23
October 27, 2023 6:00 pm
Canadian Econometrics Study Group (CESG) 38th Annual Meeting
November 07, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Master of Public Policy in Digital Society Information Session | Tuesday November 7, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00PM EST
December 07, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm