MAGES/Ph.D. in Government
CGES and the Department of Government offer a dual course of study leading to a MAGES/Ph.D. in Government. Within the Ph.D. program, students can choose from one of two tracks: Comparative Government or International Relations.
The curriculum includes a total of three years (63 credits) of course work drawn from the MAGES program and the Department of Government. This program is oriented towards students who wish to complement their disciplinary studies in Government with the interdisciplinary regional focus of the MAGES Program.
Candidates complete all requirements for both the Ph.D. in Government and the MAGES degree requirements with the following variations:
- MAGES free elective course work must be comprised of required courses from the Department of Government.
- Students must pass the MAGES second foreign language examination prior to taking departmental comprehensive examinations.
Students who are interested in this program may either apply to both degree programs jointly, or may apply for the Ph.D. portion of the program during their first year of study in the MAGES program. Applicants to the joint MAGES/Ph.D. program must complete all application procedures and fulfill all entrance requirements for the MAGES program. Applicants must also submit a separate application packet for the Government program according to the guidelines set out by the Department of Government. Application requirements for the Government program can be found on the Department of Government website.