Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Global Governance and Human Security (PhD)

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Program Requirements

Complete 68 credits from 21 courses including six core courses, two research methods courses, four track courses, four electives, two colloquium courses, two doctoral research courses, and ten credits of dissertation research.

Tracks: Students select a track in conflict resolution; environment; gender, human rights, and human development; global political economy; or a self-defined concentration.
Doctoral candidacy: Pass two qualifying exams in core subjects and the area of concentration.
Dissertation: Compose and defend a dissertation based on original research.
Language: Students must demonstrate competency in second-language research.

En Route Master’s Degree: Students may, with the approval of the program director, apply to receive an M degree en route to the PhD. To qualify, students must complete the requirements outlined in the Global Governance and Human Security (MA)  program.

Statute of limitations: Seven years.

Course Requirements

Research Methods Courses (6 Credits)

Track Courses (12 Credits)

Complete four courses from one of the following tracks or a self-designed concentration.

Courses for the track are chosen in collaboration with the faculty advisor.

Conflict Resolution
Gender, Human Rights, and Human Development
Global Political Economy

Electives (12 Credits)

Complete four additional courses drawn from any track or methods courses.

Up to six credits of field internship may be applied toward this requirement.

Colloquium Courses (4 Credits)

Doctoral Research Courses (6 Credits)

Dissertation (10 Credits)

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