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Prospective Students


All accepted full time students will receive funding through assigned Teaching or Research Assistant positions. Research opportunities are arranged through cooperation with our affiliated faculty, and Teaching Assistant positions are available in many academic departments across the University, including Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and others.

Graduates of this Ph.D. program will be able to:

  • Utilize qualitative and/or quantitative methods to conduct research on major issues related to globalization.
  • Assess the effectiveness of organizations and programs.
  • Publicize best practices and innovative findings through teaching, presentations, and publications in various formats.

Graduates of the Ph.D. program will also demonstrate the following knowledge competencies:

  • Knowledge in globally shared political, social, economic and security issues.
  • Current academic research in the fields covered by two of the program areas of study (Conflict, Cooperation, Security and Human Rights; International Political Economy, Trade and Development; or Theory in Global Studies) as well as a broad familiarity with key topics in all three areas.
  • An understanding of the key concepts, theories, and methodology in the new and emerging field of Global Studies.
  • An understanding of the diverse aspects of global civil society--such as political economy, security, human rights, religion, ethical and historical perspectives--that affect our contemporary world in significant ways.
  • A working knowledge of the organizations, institutions and global systems having important roles in the development and maintenance of global civil society, human rights and social justice and economic growth and stability.
  • Advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods.