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The Ph.D. in Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered through the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, administered by the Department of Political Science, with an interdisciplinary faculty group representing a range of disciplines, including Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
The Ph.D. program in Global Studies at UMass Lowell offers three areas of concentration to meet the specific research interests of students.
For the latest course information, including degree pathways, please consult the UMass Lowell Graduate Academic Catalog.
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Graduates of this Ph.D. program will be able to:
Graduates of the Ph.D. program will also demonstrate the following knowledge competencies:
The Global Studies program offers funding packages to all full time students. This funding includes a combination of Teaching/Research Assistantships and tuition waivers.
Graduate assistants work 18 hours per week and are assigned to faculty members within a department of FAHSS to assist in research, instruction, and other professional duties. GTAs and GRAs are assigned as instructors or researchers within departments that match their competencies and research interests, as well as satisfy the needs of the departments.
Our faculty are from a wide range of disciplines and research interests.
Our innovative interdisciplinary program trains students in social scientific methods and inquiry, while offering a strong foundation in humanities-based theory and knowledge.
All accepted full time students will receive funding opportunities through TA or RA positions.