Online PhD in Political Science

Best Online PhDs in Political Science 2017

Political Science

A Doctor of Philosophy is a focused educational program that allows students to further their knowledge within a specific field. PhD programs are available from colleges and universities all over the world, and some schools may even offer online or distance education programs for students who need flexible options.

A Political Science PhD will let you specialize mainly in American Politics, European Politics, Asian Politics, African and Middle Eastern Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Methodology, and Political Philosophy.

Online PhD in Political Science

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PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. [+]

Top Online PhDs in Political Science. With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. Taught by scholar-practitioners, the program can position you to attain a new level of credibility and influence in your field and to embrace exciting new career opportunities as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader in the private, public, or nonprofit sector. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Criminal Justice Emergency Management Geographic Information System (GIS) Global Leadership Health Policy Homeland Security Policy and Coordination International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Law and Public Policy Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Nonprofit Management and Leadership Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

PhD in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years

The EUCLID DSDD (Doctorate in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy) is a distance, nonresident study program. [+]

OVERVIEW: The EUCLID DSDD (PhD in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy) is a online program which combined required coursework followed by the elaboration and presentation of policy-relevant doctoral dissertation. Its goal is to prepare recognized experts for high-level positions in the vast realm of sustainable development policy making and implementation, with successful careers at intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as multinational corporations. It is of particular interest to students holding a relevant Master's degree and aiming to achieve doctoral level, which is increasingly necessary in academia and international institutions.

The EUCLID DSDD is also a unique program in the sense that it is the only doctoral program in Sustainable Development actually offered by a multilateral institution with a specialized SD institute (the International Organization for Sustainable Development, logo above), thus allowing direct interaction with practitioners as well as opening rare internship opportunities. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This program assumes a strong background in economics and global affairs. Students who do not have such a foundation or background will be required to complete a customized bridge program prior to being formally enrolled. The DSDD offers an in-depth examination of the vast field of Sustainable Development, including Ecological Economics, Public Policies, Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals, Community Development, Cultural Aspects of Development, and National Developmental Strategies. Its capstone is the presentation, defense and publication of a doctoral dissertation. This program was primarily designed to train government or IGO staff already working in the field, but it is also suitable to prepare general... [-]

PhD in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years

The EUCLID online doctorate in mediation and conflict resolution is also unique for blending personal level psychology with high level issues (diplomacy, inter-religious dialogue) and practical skills (negotiation), the purpose being to offer a comprehensive coverage of this broad topic. [+]

OVERVIEW: Conflict is present and destructive at all levels of life and society. Our still-new century is rife with inter-personal conflicts which are expressed and originated on various accounts: ethnic, religious, psychological, economic, etc. Because conflict is so damaging to society, mediation and conflict resolution has become a very important skill, one that can be applied to serve many organizations and government bodies. These are some of the critical topics covered in EUCLID's unique online Doctorate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution - unique because offered by an international intergovernmental organization committed to facilitating dialogue and conflict resolution, as well as unique for being delivered completely is distance / online format. The EUCLID online doctorate in mediation and conflict resolution is also unique for blending personal level psychology with high level issues (diplomacy, inter-religious dialogue) and practical skills (negotiation), the purpose being to offer a comprehensive coverage of this broad topic. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO IAU handbook or WHED database. Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Bachelor’s degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis. CURRICULUM: ACA-401 International... [-]

PhD in Diplomacy and International Affairs

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years

The only online PhD program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents. [+]

OVERVIEW: EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public its flagship external (distance or online) degree program called the EUCLID Online Doctorate in Diplomacy and International Affairs (DDIA). (Note: This field of study or specialization is sometimes called "International Relations.") It is the only online PhD program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents. ACADEMIC PRESENTATION: In application of international standards, EUCLID's Doctorate in Diplomacy and International Affairs represents 90 US credits (120 ECTS) of coursework beyond the Bachelor's. In practice, students typically enter the DDIA with a relevant Master's degree, complete 30 to 35 US credits of core doctoral courses, followed by the actual writing of the dissertation in 5 phases. The resulting thesis should be a publishable book offering a clear contribution to the field and establishing the author as a subject-matter expert. Among the suggested areas of focus are: Regional diplomatic affairs Small Islands / Small States issues Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations International and treaty law Sustainable development IGOs and non-governmental organizations Nation-specific dissertations PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: The DDIA offers an in-depth examination of the vast field of international relations, including: international law and treaty law, intergovernmental organizations, complex negotiations, as well as pressing global issues. Its capstone is the presentation, defense and publication of a doctoral dissertation which will establish the candidate as a subject-matter in a specialized topic of relevance. This program... [-]

PhD in Political Economy

SMC University
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment Switzerland Zug

The PhD / Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally. [+]

Top Online PhDs in Political Science. Extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today EXCEL IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCE The PhD / Doctorate in Political Economy is being offered jointly and as a dual degree program by SMC University and Universidad Central de Nicaragua. The PhD / Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally. The program consists of courses which provide a broad spectrum of political international problems from the perspective of different parties involved. The program targets individuals who wish to excel in this field of ever increasing importance and who wish to obtain an international perspective on their previous education and career experience. It also is aimed at individuals wishing to give their career an academic direction, developing skills of applied research, political consulting and lecturing in the field of diplomacy/political science. UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua. DURATION The program is entirely flexible and thus its duration depends on your progress and on the time and effort you are prepared to dedicate. Students are free... [-]

DPhil (PhD) in International Affairs

International Business School – Budapest
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years Open Enrollment Hungary Budapest

We offer the DPhil in International Affairs programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline. [+]

Course outline DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of art history either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach. Application If you wish to apply, please fill in our online electronic application form and upload your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with official English translation, your passport copy and English language certificate (if you have one). Please email us your planned research topic to info@ibs-b.hu soon after the online application. Admission is all year round. Application, Skype interview and English testing is free of charge. Entry requirements •first or second class, upper division degree or significant work experience. A Master’s degree is preferred, •sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officer checks with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application. The interview is followed by the IBS English language test (you can be exempt from the test with a sufficient score of IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or Pearson), •after a successful Skype interview and English testing student must submit his/her plan by email. If the plan is accepted, student... [-]

PhD in Business Administration

ABMS Open University Of Switzerland
Online Full time Part time 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

This PhD is for academics who are interested in developing sustainable and productive solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives. [+]

Top Online PhDs in Political Science. 3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE/strong> All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 PhD in Business Administration with focus on Public Policy or general administration This PhD is for academics who are interested in developing sustainable and productive solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives. You will gain an in-depth understanding of public policy theory, research and practice that will prepare students to meet the global challenges associated with governance or public service. This academic credential will help a student assert their credibility in a new career endeavor within the public, private or nonprofit world. Whether you want to be an academic teacher or serve through an administrative leadership role, this PhD will provide you with the skills to effectuate change. Students who complete their dissertation should embark on a career within government (if possible), academic institutions or research based organizations focused on improving the policies that affect people’s daily lives. One of the primary focuses of these PhD programs is... [-]