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Computational Social Science is the interdisciplinary science of complex social systems and their investigation through computational modeling and related techniques.

The aim of the Department of Computational Social Science is to provide our students with the relevant tools and skill set to investigate this new and exciting field through our unique degree programs.

Masters Program

Apply now for a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies MAIS with a concentration in Computational Social Science. Click here to read more


Model Gallery


An Agent-Based Model of the Housing Market

A simple agent-based model of a housing market built in NetLogo for a term project in CSS 610. In the model only the interest rates are set exogenously and the experiments are run according to the actual historical interest rates from the US. The results of these experiments are consistent with the bubble burst from middle 2007. Click here to read more


Meet a Student


Jose Manuel Magallanes is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computational Social Science. His research interests lie in computational public policy, politics and decision making.

What is your background?

I have BSc in Mathematics, a Licentiate in Computer Science, MSc in Technology Management, MA in Political Science and PhD in Psychology.

Why did you choose CSS at GMU?

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