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.


  • Requires week long residencies in January & July
  • Minimum of a master's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Proof of English language proficiency

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission