Doctoral students come to NYU’s International Education program to investigate and address key challenges, complexities, and inequities affecting global education systems and programming through intensive coursework and applied research.
On a typical day, you can find PhD students attending courses and events focused on trends and key concerns affecting international education systems from across disciplinary perspectives, including political science, anthropology, psychology, economics, sociology, and history. Doctoral students also work closely with faculty members on interdisciplinary research projects.
Beyond campus and coursework, PhD students conduct original fieldwork on education policy and programming domestically and internationally with nonprofits, NGOs, refugee services, multilateral organizations, government agencies, and higher education institutions. Through in-depth experiential learning inside and outside the classroom and first-hand research in the field, students shape their theses and key contributions to the international education sector, and complete the program prepared to take academic and leadership positions in diverse education settings.