Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Global Governance

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of International Policy and Governance
Field of Study:International/Global Studies
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,869

Cost per year is for the 2019-2020 academic year (for 3 terms unless noted).


The world faces increasingly complex problems that have taken on global significance, including conflict and peace building, humanitarian crises and intervention, international economic inequality and instability, and global environmental change. How are these problems addressed at the global level? And are the mechanisms adopted to address them effective and just?

Our PhD in Global Governance, offered jointly by Laurier and the University of Waterloo at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, is a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary examination of power and authority in the global arena.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree in political science, history, economics, international development studies, international peace studies, globalization studies, environmental studies, or a related field with a minimum A- standing. Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests and letters of reference. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English prior to admission. Contact a prospective adviser prior to submitting your application.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 12, 2019