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Degree Pathway for the Doctor of Philosophy in Global Studies

Degree Pathway - Doctor of Philosophy in Global Studies

All students are required to take 12 credits of core coursework, 12 credits of research methods courses, 27 credits of elective courses (a maximum of 21 credits of which can be transferred from a MA/MS degree program with program director approval) and a minimum of 9 dissertation credits.
Core Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
GLST.7010Contemporary Global Studies3
GLST.7011Seminar in Interdisciplinary Education  & Research3
GLST.7012Conflict, Cooperation, Security and Human Rights3
GLST.7017International Political Economy, trade and Development 3

Research Methods and Analysis Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
GLST.7030Global Research and Data Analysis3
GLST.7031Quantitative Approaches to Research in Global Studies3

Research Methods and Data Analysis Electives (chooses 2 courses)
Course#Course NameCredits
EDUC.6423Program Evaluation3
EDUC.6600Ethnographic Inquiry3
EDUC.7040Qualitative Research Methods3
EDUC.7050Survey Research3
PUBH.6740Applied Biostatistical Methods3
PUBH.6800Intro to SAS3
PUBH.6890Advanced Regression Modeling3
PSYC.6110Program Evaluation3
ECON.7310Statistics I3
ECON.7330Econometrics I3
ECON.7340Econometrics II3
ECON.7350Cost-Benefit Analysis3
CRIM.6900Advanced Regression Analysis3
CRIM.6910Advanced Research Design3
CRIM.6920Qualitative Research Methods3
CRIM.6930Survey Methods3
CRIM.6950Program Evaluation Methods3
CRIM.7900Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables3
CRIM.7910Structural Equation Modeling3
CRIM.7920Survival Analysis and Longitudinal Data3
CRIM.7930Data Reduction and Factor Analysis3
Though students are encouraged to take courses in all of the following three areas, students must select 2 of these 3 areas in which to focus, and take 2 (3 credit) electives in each focus area. After meeting the methodology course requirement (described above), students can take additional advanced research methods courses as electives. The lists below present a sample of relevant elective courses across campus, but these lists are subject to change and availability every semester.
Conflict, Cooperation, Security and Human Rights Concentration
Course #Course NameCr.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
CRIM.6660Terrorist Networks3
CRIM.5710Domestic Terrorism and Violent Extremism 3
PCST.5030Diplomacy and Cross Cultural Negotiations 3
GLST.7220Civil Wars3
GLST.7130Special Topics in Security and Human Rights3
PCST.5450Politics of Repression and Dissent3
SOCI.5100Asylum and Refugee Policy3

International Political Economy, Trade and Development Concentration
Course #Course NameCr.
ECON.7330Econometrics I3
ECON.7340Econometrics II3
FINA.6910International Financial Management3
GLST.7170Development Economics3
MPAD.5030Public and Non-Profit Management and Leadership


Theory in Global Studies Concentration
Course #Course NameCr.
EDUC.6302Educational Policy and Law3
EDUC.6502Educational Reform3
CRIM.6050Advanced Theories of Political Violence3
PCST.5030Diplomacy and Cross Cultural Negotiations3
PCST.5450Politics of Repression and Dissent3
GLST.7132Comparative Political Theory3
Dissertation (minimum 9 credits)
Course #Course NameCr.
GLST.7530Doctoral Dissertation/Global Studies3
GLST.7560Doctoral Dissertation/Global Studies3
GLST.7590Doctoral Dissertation/Global Studies3