We offer the nation’s first online Ph.D. program in international relations. Building on the success of our master’s program in international relations, this terminal degree continues to emphasize justice, with a primary focus on seeking wisdom.
Our curriculum encourages students to think outside the box when studying the different regions of the world, while also inspiring them to consider a single box: the global one. Through comparative study that seeks to expose differences and reveal similarities in a respectful and considered way, our doctoral candidates challenge myths and misconceptions that different cultures have about themselves.
Consistent with the University’s mercy and justice mission, our program’s mission is to promote humanity and eliminate prejudice. Coursework emphasizes the reality that different regions are part of an integral whole. Our students explore and understand all of the world’s regions, then choose a single area of focus for their dissertation.