MSSS Mentorship Program

The MSSS presents you with the MSSS Mentorship Program! The Mentorship Program offers a chance for students in their first and second year to have an upper year act as an overall support system in the faculty. Mentors offer academic advice, take students to events and support their mentee's needs.

If you have academic questions but you aren’t sure who ask, consider joining the Mentorship Program.
If you are entering your first year , and you find yourself asking questions, or a little unsure about programs, courses, exams, workloads, standardized tests, or university life, WE FINALLY HAVE YOUR ANSWERS!

By joining a Social Sciences Mentorship Program, you’ll be matched by program upper year students.

Social Sciences Program Societies

The MSSS provides a significant amount of their annual budget to support each of the clubs listed here. These groups act as a representative body for their respective social sciences department, and they hold many academic and social events throughout the year. As well, they act as mentors for first year students in deciding what program to major in. Please refer to the individual clubs contact info for more information on their upcoming events or feel free to contact them via email to find out how you can get involved! You can also email for more general information about how to get involved.

To find out more about specific program societies click here:

Experiential Education

Experience makes a difference.

“In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing. Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.” - Lewis and Williams (1994)

Social Sciences Experiential Education office offers a unique combination of education, career planning and practical

Contact the Experiential Education office as early as your first year to find out how, over the course of your academic career, we can help you combine your education with hands-on experience, linked to careers and the community, to ensure you get the most out of your university learning experience.

  • Internships

    Internships allow you to explore careers, to develop employability skills and to make important contacts for both now and after graduation ( click here )

  • Career Placements

    Career placements are unpaid job shadow experiences that provide exposure to various occupations/professions in preparation for future careers ( click here )

  • Academic Placements

    Academic placements are unpaid community-based experiences that are part of an academic course, linking theories learned in class to the diverse aspects of the community around you ( click here )

  • Funding & Awards

    EE offers several different ways to receive funding to complete various experiential learning opportunities ( click here )

  • E.E. Courses

    Learn through hands-on experience and activities ( click here )

Phone: 905-525-9140 (find extensions on the website)


We know how tough your first year can be, so we've created this book to guide you along the way. We break everything down for you, from who we are (the MSSS), to where you need to go, and even how you should study!!

We want this book to be your GO TO for all your McMaster needs!!


MSSS Awards

Applications are currently closed.

Lily at McMaster

(@lilyatmac) is a loveable golden doodle who works in the Faculty of Social Sciences to help students improve their mental health and academic achievement. Through this initiative, Social Sciences at McMaster is at the forefront of using canine assisted interventions with students, faculty and staff. Studies show that therapy dogs can assist students cope with the stresses of campus life and, as a result, do better in their academic pursuits. Building on this work, institutions like Yale University and the University of San Francisco Law School have recently introduced their own therapy dog to assist students. Social Sciences at McMaster is the first university Faculty in Canada to have its own dog! Lily works tirelessly with students, faculty and staff in diverse ways!


L.R. Wilson Study Rooms

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Social Sciences have access to study rooms in the basement of L.R. Wilson Hall. The rooms are available from 8am - 10pm.

Book a room here.

Soc Sci Academic Counselling

Providing students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), Room 129

Monday - Thursday from 1pm - 3:30pm (first come, first serve)