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Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences



One of four Canadian universities ranked in the top 100 world-wide and host site for a United Nations University.


Ranked as Canada's top research-intensive university. We are home to more than 70 research centres and institutes.


300 acres of property with 30 acres of campus for over 4000 graduate students and 300 postdoctoral fellows.


The fourth largest city in Ontario, Hamilton is a waterfront community situated on the Niagara escarpment.


Find a complete list of PhD programs, Masters programs, and Graduate diplomas offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Application Process

Individual programs may have specific application requirements. Before you begin the application process make sure you review the application process, deadlines, and requirements in detail.

International Students

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) can help you to meet other students, refer you to trained counsellors and provide other resources to assist you with your academic and/or student life needs. 

Student Life

The McMaster campus and the City of Hamilton are great places to live and work. Learn more about campus life and life in the fabulous city of Hamilton, Ontario.

The School of Graduate Studies

Awards & Funding

At McMaster University, we believe that excellence in graduate studies is reinforced by providing funding to our graduate students so they can devote their time and energy to the successful completion of their studies.

To learn more about funding opportunities visit the School of Graduate Studies. 

Graduate Student Resources

Visit the School of Graduate Studies to find a comprehensive list of resources and support services including housing, financial support, dental and health care, graduate student associations and more.