Careers & Skills
Develop transdisciplinary skills in research design and methods and utilize creative, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding complicated issues facing humanity.
The interdisciplinary PhD Program prepares scholars and analysts to provide intellectual leadership as academics, researchers, or practitioners in nongovernment agencies, media, national governments, think tanks, and the private sector.
Our faculty are active in research, service, and policy analysis and development in the following areas:
- conflict resolution and crisis intervention
- environmental governance and politics
- gender studies
- global health
- human security
- peace and conflict studies
- political economy
- refugee and migration studies
- United Nations reform
- a solid theoretical foundation in the concepts of global governance and human security, and in the range of actors, systems, and patterns that compose our increasingly dynamic global system
- the ability to identify, assess, and address current and emerging human security issues in their geopolitical and governance contexts
- advanced academic skills in interdisciplinary research methods and design, across a variety of methodologies
Center for Governance and Sustainability
Linking analytical rigor and policy action in environmental, developmental and sustainability governance globally through state-of-the-art research, interactive dialogue, and comprehensive training for innovative leadership.
Director: Maria Ivanova, PhD
Center for Peace Democracy and Development
Promoting conflict resolution, democracy, economic development, education building, media development, and legal and judicial reform through partnerships and training programs across the globe.
Executive Director: Darren Kew, PhD
Other McCormack Graduate School Research Centers and Institutes
Our nationally and internationally known centers and institutes also provide students with opportunities for jobs, internships, and possible thesis or dissertation data.