For any administrative questions concerning the graduate application process, financial award opportunities, and/or other pre-enrollment matters, please contact the Graduate Studies Office.

Social Sciences Graduate Affairs Office

Michael McBride
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Social Science Tower 323

Jennifer Gerson
Graduate Affairs Director
(949) 824-4074
Social Science Tower 323

Gianna Virgilio
Graduate Analyst
(949) 824-4224
Social Science Tower 323

Matt Arias
Graduate Assistant
(949) 824-5924
Social Science Tower 323


Graduate Program Directors

For specific academic questions, please contact the following appropriate members of the Social Sciences faculty:


Valerie Olson (Enrolled Students)
Associate Professor of Anthropology
(949) 824-9737
SBSG 3334

Damien Sojoyner (Admissions)
Associate Professor of Anthropology
(949) 824-0646
SBSG 3546

Cognitive Sciences

Joachim Vandekerckhove
Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences
(949) 824-5958
SBSG 2324

Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) - M.A. only

David Schaefer
Associate Professor of Sociology
(949) 824-6245
SSPB 4253


Fabio Milani (Enrolled Students)
Associate Professor of Economics
(949) 824-4519
SSPA 3145

John Duffy (Graduate Admissions)
Professor of Economics
(949) 824-8341
SSPB 3285

Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences

Louis Narens
Professor of Cognitive Sciences
(949) 824-5360
SSPA 2177

Logic and Philosophy of Science

JB Manchak (Graduate Admissions)
Associate Professor of Logic & Philosophy of Science
(949) 824-7374
SST 757

Jeremy Heis (Enrolled Students)
Associate Professor of Logic & Philosophy of Science
(949) 824-5442
SST 763

Medicine, Science and Technology Studies (MSTS) - M.A. only

Damien Sojoyner
Associate Professor of Anthropology
(949) 824-0646
SBSG 3546

Political Science

Mary McThomas (Graduate Admissions)
Associate Professor of Political Science
SSPB 5285

Kevin Olson (Enrolled Students)
Professor of Political Science
(949) 824-8335

Philosophy, Political Science and Economics - M.A. only

Cailin O'Connor
Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science
(949) 824-3954
SST 793


Stanley Bailey
Professor of Sociology
(949) 824-6800
SSPA 4117

David Smith
Professor of Sociology
(949) 824-7292
SSPB 5291

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