Dear Friends,
Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We are one of the fastest growing schools at Machakos University. Our school has seventeen (17) highly qualified faculty members. The School takes pride in them for their dedication and diligence in teaching, research and outreach activities. It is gratifying that the faculty has and continues to undertake path-breaking research and publication in different fields in line with the global need for pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our School comprises the Departments of Linguistics and Languages, Social Sciences, and Fashion Design and Marketing.

We offer several undergraduate majors in each of the departments. In addition, we offer Master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics, English and Linguistics, Literature, Religious Studies, and Kiswahili. The School also offers a PhD programme in Applied Linguistics. 

True to the mission of humanities and social sciences, our academic staff and students deal with global issues fundamental to human existence. We seek to understand the very nature of our humanity; to improve the quality of life; to preserve our world and culture. We also seek truth through fashion and artistic innovation. In this regard, our curriculum is diverse, incorporating market-driven programmes leading to an array of opportunities in research and public policy, public service, creative work, communication, community development and other areas of interest to the needs of the 21st Century. Our School has created an environment where students’ appreciation of the diversity of the human experience is a key hallmark. As you join and interact with our School, you will find our faculty and students exceptionally talented and creative and this constitutes the single most reason why ours is the School of choice.

The Dean’s Office will be glad to assist you in any way we can, and would be delighted to have you among us.