International Cooperation [Ph.D. in International Studies] (International Relations)
The Ph.D. program is intended for scholars and professionals with career interests in either academic or policymaking careers requiring advanced knowledge of diverse disciplines including political science, economics and public policy. It is appropriate only for a small number of students with career interests in research and teaching as well as public policy. In addition to the above-mentioned disciplines, Ph.D. candidates must demonstrate proficiency in analytical methods, empirical methods, foreign language, and a chosen field of concentration prior to graduation. Admission to the program requires an M.A. degree from a recognized graduate program.
To fulfill all requirements for a Ph.D., candidates must complete all course requirements (48 credit units) that include 10 courses from two chosen field. Candidates must maintain a grade point average over 3.0 and pass a qualifying examination in order to write a dissertation. The dissertation must make an original contribution to scholarship in the field of international relations. Students can be given up to 24 credit units and petition to waive the required courses.