The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), Mason’s largest academic unit, provides an intellectual foundation for all of the university’s students. The college houses a wide range of disciplines that confront essential questions about our lives and our world and bring the human perspective to all other fields of study.

Support an Essential Field

We believe that the humanities and social sciences are a necessity, not a luxury. They are the best means to educate our students to think critically, communicate clearly, and gain the intellectual flexibility needed to address today’s national and global problems. An education grounded in the humanities and social sciences both prepares students for any future career, while also equipping them for a rich, satisfying, and productive life.

Priority Funding Needs

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    CHSS Scholarships

    The CHSS Scholarship fund acknowledges the academic excellence and hard of work students through multiple merit-based awards. Today your gift goes twice as far, as a group of generous alumni supporters has agreed to match every dollar up to $15,000. Double the power of your gift—together we can make a difference in the lives of our students.

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    Institute for Immigration Research

    The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) was established to refocus the public conversation about immigration, with a particular emphasis on examining the economic contributions of immigrants while actively seeking collaborations across disciplines. The IIR is committed to training the next generation of immigration researchers by supporting graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Become a partner and join our commitment to sound immigration policy grounded in evidence-based research.

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    Center for Psychological Services

    The Center for Psychological Services provides evidence-based treatment services in assessment, consultation, and intervention to the Northern Virginia Community. The Center is also the primary training facility for Mason’s next generation of ethical, caring, knowledgeable and innovative treatment providers. Private support enables us to provide services while improving patient access—ensuring that the Center remains a reliable, transformative resource for area residents of all demographics.


Kevin Augustyn

Director of Development
703-993-8706 |