Global Studies, Graduate Emphasis
Philip McCarty, Graduate Director
591 Social Science Tower
Students from any UCI graduate or professional program (except for those in self-supporting graduate programs) are eligible to apply to the emphasis in Global Studies, administered through the Department of Global and International Studies.
In the spring quarter of their first or second year, interested Ph.D. students must contact the Graduate Director to indicate interests in applying for the Graduate Emphasis in Global Studies. The application process consists of:
- An online application: https://www.globalstudies.uci.edu/grad/emphasis.php
- A one-page statement of purpose, including areas of interest and research
- One copy of student’s unofficial transcript
- Two faculty letters of recommendation (one from the student’s primary advisor)
The emphasis is comprised of three inter-connected components: 1) a year-long theory and research sequence of three seminars taught by core faculty in the Department of Global and International Studies; 2) cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary mentorship and advising; and 3) ongoing professionalization opportunities for students. The courses are designed to be taken in sequence, but to ensure flexibility, a student can take the courses in any order and complete them over one year or more.
Each student will be assigned a faculty member outside of his or her home department and will meet with that mentor on a regular basis to discuss the student’s ongoing research.
Admitted students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements are awarded a letter signed by the Director noting that the student has incorporated Global Studies into their research and professional activities.