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Some of the academic staff deliberating on an emerging research idea

To be a focal point for effective and efficient training, research and dissemination of knowledge.

Striving to inject social, cultural and human development dimensions into academic life in the University while producing practical-oriented graduates for the development of society through competitive and demand-driven programmes.


The School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) is one of the pioneer schools which were established at the inception of Maseno University in the year 1991. The School has registered phenomenal growth and has nurtured various departments into two more schools, namely, School of Business and Economics and School of Development and Strategic Studies. Currently, the School is has eleven departments, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, History and Archeology, Music and Theatre Studies, Kiswahili and other African Languages and French and other Foreign Langauages and Soiciology and Anthropology. The departments offer various programmes at Certficate, Diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Research & Publication in the  School of Arts & Social Sciences

The western region where Maseno University is situated provides the faculty a truly rich, fertile and diverse area for research activities. Indeed, geographical positioning in the heart of western region of Kenya has encouraged us to capitalize on the rapidly growing region as our laboratory and inspiration. All departments are involved in ground breaking research complimenting discipline-based research conducted in the various departments. Our research has given focus to the globalised and consistent flows of information, thoughts and practices.

Research Scientists from the school