Faculty

Érik Bordeleau, PhD (Université de Montréal) Director of the MA Program in Crypto-Economics, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Creston Davis, PhD (University of Virginia) Chancellor, Associate Professor of philosophy and religion, Founding Director of GCAS.

Bracha L Ettinger, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. 

Keith Faulkner, PhD (University of Warwick) Associate Professor of Philosophy

Francisco Gonzalez, PhD (Catholic University, Chile) Assistant Professor of Arts and Philosophy, Director of GCAS-South America

Dejan Lukic, PhD (Columbia University) Vice-Chancellor, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Luanne McKinnon, PhD (University of Virginia), Member of the Board, Professor of Art & Art History

Jean-Luc Nancy, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

Julie Reshe, PhD Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Psychoanalysis, and Director of the GCAS Psychoanalysis Institute. 

Tere Vadén, PhD (University of Tampere) Professor of Philosophy



Department of

Social & Political Thought


This program is academically rigorous and interdisciplinary. The research focus is on the humanities and social sciences.  We focus on integrating scholarship in the humanities, social and political sciences, religious studies, critical theory, and philosophy to provide insight on the most vexing questions facing our world today. Scholarship forged within this program is aimed for the benefit of global public.

This program services two different programs: a Masters (MA) and Doctoral (PhD) degree. On occasion a student may be admitted into the joint MA/PhD program.

Students “Researchers” in both the MA and PhD program must be committed to original research.


Ma Program

The MA program is one (1) year in length and requires the student to complete 60 credit hours by completing required seminars, peer-group work, and supervised guided research. The MA thesis length and structure may vary between 20,000 - 40,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices) and not to exceed 50,000 words. Footnotes & citations normally should not exceed 20% of the thesis. For more details consult the GCAS Handbook.


PhD Program

The PhD program is a research based and three (3) years in length and requires the student to complete 180 credit hours via the requirements such as: (a) monthly supervision & dissertation peer mentor hours; (b) doctoral comprehensive examinations among other requirements. The doctoral dissertation length and structure may vary between 70,000 - 80,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices) and not to exceed 100,000 words. Footnotes & citations normally should not exceed 20% of the dissertation. For more details consult the GCAS Handbook and the PhD page.

 
 

Degree Programs


Masters (MA) in Social & Political Thought

Acceptance: Selective

Length: 1 Year

Tuition Costs: 5,000€

Requirements: 60 Credits, MA Thesis

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree


Doctorate (PhD) in Social & Political Thought

Acceptance: Highly Selective

Length: 3 Year

Tuition Costs: 5,000€

Requirements: 180 Credits

Prerequisites: Masters Degree