Deans’ Message Social Sciences

Gossa Asnake (MA - in History) Dean, College of Social Science & Humanities


Welcome to College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Mizan Tepi University, Ethiopia, Mizan-Aman. Thank you for visiting our college. The establishment of our college goes back to 1999 E.C when three departments are admitting small number of under graduate of students. Our university is located in a pristine location surrounded by natural beauty. Forests, lakes and streams are all around us. The natural beauty of Bench-Sheko Zone is a wonderful backdrop for our university education. That is why the motto of our university is “The Light of Green Valley”.

Our collage is located in south western part of Ethiopia
surrounded by natural forests, ever green and year-round rivers flows in Bench Sheko zone. Our collage was started by two departments in undergraduate program in 1999 EC.

Now a days our collage has six undergraduate programs in (Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, General Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management and Plant Science) and we have five Post graduate programs namely, (MSc in Agronomy, Weed Science, Environmental Science, General Horticulture and Animal Genetics and Breeding) in regular as well as in extension programs

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences fosters critical thinking, creative expression and intellectual curiosity. In classrooms, GIS laboratories, HDP training and ELIC center students are prepared for a variety of careers and they are equipped to prosper in an unpredictable future. I am proud to lead this college as Dean, and I am dedicated to the belief that the programs offered in the Humanities and Social Sciences are the best preparation for the fierce urgency of the contemporary world.

Our college includes 11 (Eleven) under graduate programs: English Language and Literature, History and Heritage Management, Ethiopian Language and Literature-Amharic, Civics and Ethical Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Educational Development Planning Management, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Journalism and Communication and Governance and Development Studies. In addition to the undergraduate programs the college of Social Sciences and Humanities launched post graduate programs in Applied Linguistic in Teaching Amharic, Special Need and Inclusive Education, Local and Regional Development Planning, Land Resource Management and Educational Leadership and Management.

In total, the academic departments provides a rich curriculum to all 3,259 regular and summer students enrolled at college of Social Sciences and Humanities through baccalaureate certificate and graduate programs. The college of Social Sciences and Humanities is striving to meet the required staff profile through different staff development plan so that the college has currently large numbers of PhD and MA academic staff members both on study leave and on duty.

The college of Social Sciences and Humanities shared MTU’s visions and missions. In order to realize these shared visions and missions, the college is doing its best in the area of learning teaching activities, researches and community services efficiently and diligently. 

Gossa Asnake (MA – in History)

Dean, College of Social Science & Humanities


Telephone: +251 47 13 50 082 (Office)

+251 0913 242204 (Mobile)