Global Studies IGS Theme

Theme Overview

Degrees Offered: (M.A., Ph.D.)

The Theme focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to research in Global Studies. For participating faculty, see the Global Studies Theme Guide.

The Global Studies Theme offers full-time, research-based degrees. For research interests of Theme faculty members, consult the Global Studies Theme Guide.

Theme Admission Requirements

The overarching IGS requirements are the minimum standards required for admission to the Theme. Evidence in the application for admission that the research interests and scholarly background of the applicant are topically relevant to the Theme, and agreement of a Faculty member who participates in the Theme to serve as the applicant’s Supervisor, are also required. Refer to the Global Studies Theme Guide for a list of potential Supervisors.

Theme Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies Theme

In addition to the general academic regulations for graduate students set out by the College of Graduate Studies, students in the Global Studies Theme must complete 30 credits for the M.A. as follows:

  • a 12-credit Master's Thesis (IGS 599);
  • 3 credits of IGS 524;
  • IGS 587;
  • IGS 588;
  • at least 3 credits of a methods course selected from the following: IGS 501, IGS 503, IGS 505, IGS 515, or another methods course approved by the student’s supervisory committee; and
  • 6 credits of additional course work selected by the student in consultation with and approval of his or her supervisor, of which no more than 6 credits can be at the 300/400 level, and none may be at the 100/200 level.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies Theme

In addition to the general academic regulations for graduate students set out by the College of Graduate Studies, the minimum requirements for the Ph.D. are:

  • 12 credits of coursework as approved by the supervisory committee, and consistent with overall IGS PhD coursework requirements;
  • successful completion of comprehensive requirements; and
  • successful defence of the doctoral dissertation IGS 699 (0) Doctoral Thesis.

    Contact Information

    Complete details regarding the Global Studies Theme are available on the IGS website, or by contacting the Theme Coordinator.

    For current information, consult the Theme Guide.

    Page last updated: May 4, 2018

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