Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

About the Program

The Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program curriculum focuses on the outcomes that matter most to individuals: secure forms of economic welfare and human development; environmental stewardship and sustainability; public health; human rights; human security; political freedom; and the interrelationships among them.

Each newly admitted cohort completes a set of core courses during their first two to three semesters in the program, after which they pursue their area of specialization and develop their doctoral research topics. 

The program’s primary tracks mirror the interconnected strands of a set of global issues:

  • conflict resolution
  • the environment and sustainability
  • gender
  • human rights and human security
  • global political economy
  • human development
  • global public health
  • migration

Students who wish to explore a new area of inquiry can develop their own track and course of study.