The Division of the Social Sciences' faculty and students are engaged in varied and rich research pursuits, each grounded in an abiding commitment to fundamental intellectual inquiry and graduate training of the highest order.

Important Dates & Deadlines


Final deadline for applications to MA programs in Social Sciences, Computational Social Science, and Middle Eastern Studies

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Late April/Early May

Deadline for MA applicants to respond re: offer of admission

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Fall Quarter Orientation 

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A Community of Scholars

Social Sciences faculty, research, and training programs are known for exceptional strengths in statistical methods and formal modeling, social theory, and scientific reasoning, a combination that distinguishes the Division as a preeminent leader in research and education. These examples highlight recent endeavors and accomplishments: