Students and faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences engage in research, analysis and creative work that address essential questions about our lives and our world. The college's range is wide, from traditional humanities such as English and philosophy to interdisciplinary social sciences such as bio-archaeology and neuroscience. Particularly strong in interdisciplinary scholarship, the college addresses fundamental questions about human life and value in order to provide cutting-edge solutions to pressing social problems.
Conduct research that expands theoretical and applied knowledge on local, national, and global levels
Engage in productive research collaborations with each other and with undergraduate and graduate students
Provide service to their scholarly communities through leadership positions in scholarly organizations, editorships of academic journals, service on review panels, and public presentations
This year has seen Mason triumph in the world of research. It was named as an R-1 Doctoral University (Highest Research Activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions in Higher Education. This is the highest research status available.
The provost’s multidisciplinary research initiative, now in its second year, gives interdisciplinary teams from Mason faculty, staff, students, and/or community partners an opportunity to showcase their creativity as they respond to important challenges facing the region, nation, or world.