PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies / Public Policy & Social Change
Union Institute & University

Program Details

Earn a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies with Union Institute and University online.  This program focuses specifically on Public Policy and Social Change.  This program is designed for students interested in becoming influencers of social change in today’s complex systems.  Pursuable career paths with this degree include but are not limited to:

  • Non-profit sector
  • Government sector
  • Environmental advocacy
  • College instructor

Courses are offered in a hybrid format, and guide students through a unique format of information processing and application of learned techniques.  Studies cover perspectives on the role of leaders and leadership today.  Discover the impact of conflict resolution on a global scale, and become an agent for social change through this interdisciplinary PhD program at Union Institute and University online.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Union Institute & University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires week long residencies in January & July