The program requirements for the Ph.D. in International Affairs are a minimum of 10.0 credits comprised of the following:
- Compulsory research methods and policy analysis courses (1.5 credits)
- Elective courses in declared field (1.5 credits)
- Economic course in declared field (0.5 credit)
Students without strong economics training in previous degrees will be required to do a second ECON course in the School, which will be considered extra to the degree.
- A comprehensive examination in the declared field of study (0.5 credit)
- Prospectus Seminar and public defence of a research prospectus (1.0 credits)
- Dissertation (5 credits)
- Successful completion of the language requirement.
First and Second Years: policy and methods courses and required field courses, along with a corresponding comprehensive field examination.
- Required field courses (3) (1.5 credit);
- ECON course in declared field, as offered by the School (0.5 credit);
- INAF 6800 – doctoral comprehensive field seminar;
- INAF 6100, 6200 or 6300 – declared field comprehensive examination (0.5 credit);
- INAF 6001 (0.5 credit);
- INAF 6002 (0.5 credit);
- INAF 6003 (0.5 credit);
- INAF 6905 (1.0 credits) – prospectus seminar and research prospectus defence.
Additional courses that may be required within the first 2 years of the program:
- Language courses (if required) to fulfill the School’s language policy;
- ECON course(s) as offered by the School or the Economics department, if recommended by the School.
Third Year: The following must be completed by the end of the third year of the program:
- Any remaining required course credits;
- Continuous enrollment in the prospectus seminar and research prospectus defence, until successful defence of the prospectus;
- Enrollment in the Ph.D. thesis, once the research prospectus is successfully defended;
- The language requirement.
Fourth/Fifth (if required) Years:
- Continuous enrollment in the Ph.D. thesis (including summer terms)
- Completion and successful defence of the doctoral thesis
All Ph.D. candidates will be registered full time for the full duration of their program, including summer registration as required.