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

John Sommerhauser
Graduate Affairs Director
(949) 824-4074
Social Science Tower 323

Patricia Frazier
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:


Leo Chavez
Professor of Anthropology
(949) 824-4054
SBSG 3326

Cognitive Sciences

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

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

Susan K. Brown
Associate Professor of Sociology
(949) 824-9382
SSPB 4175


Dan Bogart (Enrolled Students)
Associate Professor of Economics
(949) 824-3191
SSPA 3109

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

James Weatherall (Enrolled Students)
Associate Professor of Logic & Philosophy of Science
(949) 824-6656
SST 781

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

Angela Jenks
Lecturer in Anthropology
(949) 824-3188
SBSG 3304

Political Science

Carole Uhlaner (Graduate Admissions)
Professor of Political Science
(949) 824-7329
SSPB 3125

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

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

Simon Huttegger
Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science
(949) 824-3220
SST 785


Katherine Faust
 Professor of Sociology
(949) 824-9383
SSPA 4117

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

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