College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Degrees
Directors and Contact Information

Anthropology (MA )

Director: Rashmi Sadana
Contact: Rashmi Sadana | 314 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-1423
Program email: rsadana@gmu.edu

Anthropology (Accelerated MA)

Director: Rashmi Sadana
Contact: Rashmi Sadana | 314 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-1423
Program email: rsadana@gmu.edu

Applied Developmental Psychology (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Director: Timothy W Curby
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Applied Developmental Psychology (Concentration in the MA)

Director: Timothy W Curby
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Art History (MA )

Director: Robert D. DeCaroli
Contact: Emily McDowell Gibson | Robinson Hall A, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: rdecarol@gmu.edu

Clinical Psychology (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD)

Director: Lauren B Cattaneo
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Cognitive Neuroscience (Graduate Certificate)

Director: James C Thompson

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Director: Jane M Flinn
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (Concentration in the MA)

Director: Jane M Flinn
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

College Teaching (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Jan Arminio
Contact: Katie Richards | 315 Enterprise Hall, MS 1B3 | 703-993-2310
Program email: hepadmin@gmu.edu

Communication (PhD )

Director: Mark C Hopson
Contact: Brittany Sanders | 307 Robinson Hall A, MS 3D6 | 703-993-1090
Program email: commgrad@gmu.edu

Communication (MA)

Director: Xiaomei Cai
Contact: Brittany Sanders | 307 Robinson Hall A, MS 3D6 | 703-993-1090
Program email: commgrad@gmu.edu

Community College Teaching (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Jan Arminio
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: hepadmin@gmu.edu, mais@gmu.edu

Computational Social Science (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Andrew Crooks
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Creative Writing (MFA)

Director: William Miller
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Criminology, Law and Society (PhD )

Director: Devon Johnson
Contact: Mary Schifferli | 338 Enterprise Hall, MS 4F4 | 703-993-9417
Program email: clsgrad@gmu.edu

Criminology, Law and Society (MA)

Director: Devon Johnson
Contact: Mary Schifferli | 338 Enterprise Hall, MS 4F4 | 703-993-9417
Program email: clsgrad@gmu.edu

Cultural Studies (PhD )

Director: Denise Albanese
Contact: Jon Aponte | 703-993-2851
Program email: cultural@gmu.edu

Cultural Studies (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Michael Malouf
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: awalsh7@gmu.edu

Digital Public Humanities (Graduate Certificate)

Contact: Emily McDowell Gibson | Robinson Hall A, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: egibson5@gmu.edu

Economic Systems Design (Graduate Certificate)

Contact: Mary Jackson | D156 Mason Hall, MS MSN 3G4 | 703-993-1135
Program email: econgrad@gmu.edu

Economics (PhD )

Director: Christopher Coyne
Contact: Mary Jackson | D156 Mason Hall, MS MSN 3G4 | 703-993-1135
Program email: econgrad@gmu.edu

Economics (MA )

Director: Carlos D Ramirez
Contact: Mary Jackson | D156 Mason Hall, MS MSN 3G4 | 703-993-1135
Program email: econgrad@gmu.edu

Economics (Accelerated MA)

Director: Carlos D Ramirez
Contact: Mary Jackson | D156 Mason Hall, MS MSN 3G4 | 703-993-1135
Program email: econgrad@gmu.edu

Energy and Sustainability (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Lisa C Breglia
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Energy and Sustainability (Accelerated MAIS Concentration)

Concentration Head: Robert Ehrlich
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

English (MA)

Director: Michael Malouf
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

English (Concentration in Linguistics) (Accelerated MA)

Director: Steven H. Weinberger
Program email: weinberg@gmu.edu

English Pedagogy (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Michael Malouf
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Program email: awalsh7@gmu.edu

Ethics and Public Affairs (Philosophy: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Contact: Kenneth B Santos | 465 Robinson Hall B, MS 3F1 | 703-993-1290
Program email: philgrad@gmu.edu

Fiction (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)

Director: William Miller
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Folklore Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Joy Fraser
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Folklore Studies (Accelerated MAIS Concentration )

Concentration Head: Debra Lattanzi Shutika
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Folklore Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Debra Lattanzi Shutika
Contact: Debra Lattanzi Shutika | 473 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1170
Program email: dshutika@gmu.edu

Foreign Languages (MA)

Director: Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: language@gmu.edu

French (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: language@gmu.edu

Global Affairs (MA )

Contact: Lisa C Breglia | 703-993-9184
Program email: globalma@gmu.edu

Global Affairs (Accelerated MA)

Director: Lisa C Breglia
Program email: globalma@gmu.edu

Higher Education (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Jan Arminio
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: hepadmin@gmu.edu, mais@gmu.edu

Higher Education Administration (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Jan Arminio
Contact: Katie Richards | 315 Enterprise Hall, MS 1B3 | 703-993-2310
Program email: hepadmin@gmu.edu

History (PhD )

Director: Cynthia A. Kierner
Contact: Emily McDowell Gibson | Robinson Hall A, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: ckierner@gmu.edu

History (MA )

Director: Zachary Schrag
Contact: Emily McDowell Gibson | Robinson Hall A, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: egibson5@gmu.edu

History (Accelerated MA)

Director: Zachary Schrag
Contact: Emily McDowell Gibson | Robinson Hall A, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: egibson5@gmu.edu

History of Decorative Arts (MA)

Director: Heidi Nasstrom Evans

Human Factors/Applied Cognition (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Director: Carryl Baldwin
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Human Factors/Applied Cognition (Concentration in the MA)

Concentration Head: Matthew S. Peterson
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Concentration Head: Seth Kaplan
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology (Concentration in the MA)

Concentration Head: Louis C Buffardi
Program email: buffardi@gmu.edu

Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)

Director: Meredith H. Lair
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Linguistics (PhD )

Director: Steven H. Weinberger
Program email: weinberg@gmu.edu

Linguistics (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Steven H. Weinberger
Program email: awalsh7@gmu.edu

Literature (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Michael Malouf
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: awalsh7@gmu.edu

Middle East and Islamic Studies (MA )

Director: Bassam S. Haddad
Program email: meis@gmu.edu

Middle East and Islamic Studies (Accelerated MA )

Director: Bassam S. Haddad
Program email: meis@gmu.edu

Middle East and Islamic Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Bassam S. Haddad
Program email: meis@gmu.edu

Neuroethics (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Nadine Kabbani
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Nonfiction Writing (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)

Director: William Miller
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Philosophy (MA )

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Contact: Kenneth B Santos | 465 Robinson Hall B, MS 3F1 | 703-993-1290
Program email: philgrad@gmu.edu

Philosophy (Accelerated MA)

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Contact: Kenneth B Santos | 465 Robinson Hall B, MS 3F1 | 703-993-1290
Program email: rcherubi@gmu.edu, philgrad@gmu.edu

Philosophy and Cultural Theory (Philosophy: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Contact: Kenneth B Santos | 465 Robinson Hall B, MS 3F1 | 703-993-1290
Program email: philgrad@gmu.edu

Philosophy and Public Affairs (Philosophy: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Contact: Kenneth B Santos | 465 Robinson Hall B, MS 3F1 | 703-993-1290
Program email: philgrad@gmu.edu

Poetry (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)

Director: William Miller
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Professional Writing and Rhetoric (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Douglas Eyman
Program email: awalsh7@gmu.edu

Professional and Technical Writing (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Douglas Eyman
Program email: awalsh7@gmu.edu

Psychology (PhD )

Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Psychology (MA)

Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Psychology (with a Concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience) (Accelerated MA)

Assistant Director: Doris Bitler Davis
Contact: Michael B Hock | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: mhock2@gmu.edu

Religion, Culture, and Values (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Randi L Rashkover
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Religion, Culture, and Values (Accelerated MAIS Concentration)

Director: Randi L Rashkover
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Science Communication (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Katherine E Rowan
Contact: Brittany Sanders | 307 Robinson Hall A, MS 3D6 | 703-993-1090
Program email: bsander7@gmu.edu

Social Entrepreneurship (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Aaron Miller
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Social Justice and Human Rights (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Paul C. Gorski
Program email: pgorski1@gmu.edu, mais@gmu.edu

Sociology (PhD )

Director: Nancy W Hanrahan
Contact: Farhana Islam | 305 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-5207
Program email: fislam2@gmu.edu

Sociology (MA )

Director: Nancy W Hanrahan
Contact: Farhana Islam | 305 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-5207
Program email: fislam2@gmu.edu

Sociology (Accelerated MA)

Director: Nancy W Hanrahan
Contact: Farhana Islam | 305 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-5207
Program email: fislam2@gmu.edu

Spanish (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: language@gmu.edu

Spanish and French (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: language@gmu.edu

Spanish/Bilingual/Multicultural Education (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: language@gmu.edu

Teaching English as a Second Language (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Steven H. Weinberger
Program email: weinberg@gmu.edu

Teaching of Writing and Literature (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Michael Malouf
Contact: Alex Walsh | 487 Robinson Hall A | 703-993-1185
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: awalsh7@gmu.edu

Transportation Human Factors (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Matthew S. Peterson

Usability (Graduate Certificate)

Concentration Head: Matthew S. Peterson

War and the Military in Society (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Christopher H. Hamner
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Women and Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Angela Jean Hattery
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu, wmst@gmu.edu

Women and Gender Studies (Accelerated MAIS Concentration )

Concentration Head: Angela Jean Hattery
Contact: Morgan Fisher | 324 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Women and Gender Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Angela Jean Hattery
Contact: Angela Jean Hattery | 240K Johnson Center | 703-993-2897
Program email: wmst@gmu.edu

Writing and Rhetoric (PhD)

Director: Douglas Eyman
Contact: Jay Patel | 487 Robinson Hall A, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1180
Program email: wrphd@gmu.edu