Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Union Institute & University's low-residency doctoral program is built on progressive thinking and rigorous academic study. Students move through the program as members of cohorts, small academic communities formed at each academic residency to promote sustained interaction among students and between students and faculty. Residencies take place each January and July in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While constant interaction between students and faculty takes place during the entire calendar year via the UI&U online learning platform, bi-annual academic residencies provide face-to-face contact for nine (9) days each term. Residencies include the following activities:
- LEARNING: the beginning of a required sequence of seminars that are completed at a distance through online learning activities, email, and telephone conversation and conference day where students and faculty present their scholarship and promote discourse around intellectual, professional, and social issues.
- ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PROGRAM THEMES: presentations by leading scholars and creative activities that include principle stances toward social justice, engaging difference, and creativity, while uniting theory and practice.
- COMMUNITY BUILDING: new cohort orientation, evening faculty conversations, one-on-one meetings between faculty and students.
- SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: at each residency, a noted scholar is invited to conduct a keynote lecture and engage in more informal discussions with our students.
Ph.D. Program Blog
The Cohort Compendium, the Ph.D. program’s official blog, features news, updates, and professional opportunities for the Ph.D. Cohort community. Please bookmark phdblog.myunion.edu
(also available as the last menu item on the right) and check back regularly for news and info from your cohort colleagues.
Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry, a peer-reviewed, online journal of Union Institute & University's Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies program, is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. Submission deadline: April 20, 2012. Submissions received after April 20th will be considered for later issues.
We invite you to learn more about the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program by participating in an online information session.
The next information sessions will be held at 7:00 PM on:
March 11, 2013 - Financial Aid
March 27, 2013 - Humanities & Culture
April 11, 2013 - MLK Specialization
ALL CALLS WILL USE THIS INFO:
Phone number: 1-866-951-1151
Room number/Conference ID: 8120146
UI&U is a Supporting Member of the Association for Integrative Studies Information