Faculty Supervisors

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 Lukić, 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


Climate Change Research

Cyber Securities & Financial Networks

Alternative Financing

Decentralized Business Developments

Blockchain & Cryptoeconomics

Artificial and Emotional Intelligence

Advanced Ethics in a Technological Age

Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Theology

Performance Art

Mathematics and Computational Theory


GCAS College is pleased to partner with GCAS Research Institute and The Economic Space Agency to offer a world-class Master’s Degree Programme. This is a one year guided research based programme providing the researcher “student” with the highest quality support through our renowned faculty members and global network. This programme also fulfills a need for addressing a wider range of research questions that may not be possible within in a more traditional setting.


The Global Center for Advanced Studies and GCAS College’s most basic commitment is to recruit and train the next generation researcher and thinker throughout the globe. To that end, we have implemented this programme.

There is a growing demand to research recent fields of study in a manner that the traditional university is unable grasp owing to its inherent operations and special interests that often favor corporations. Such fields of inquiry are important not only to understand independently but contribute to and to some degree help shape. This MA programme is designed to attract top researchers around the globe interested in exploring new fields and practices in an interdisciplinary manner.


The GCAS College Research Master’s Degree is one (1) year in length for full time students and two (2) to three (3) years in length for part time students. The student is required to complete 60 credit hours, which includes one seminar (Research and Methodology), peer-group work, supervised guided research, The Masters Comprehensive Examination (MCE), and the MA Thesis Defense.

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.


Masters (MA) in Advanced Research

Acceptance: Highly Selective


1 Year (full time) 2-3 (part-time)

Tuition Costs: 5,000€

Requirements: 60 Credits, MA Exam, MA Thesis

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree

Faculty Supervisors

Kevin Boileau, PhD, JD, LL.M, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

Kenneth Fields, PhD (University of California, Santa Barbara) PhD Director of GCAS Santa Barbara

Alexandra Gabbard, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Literature

Shaun Henson, D.Phil (Oxford University) Member of the Board of Trustees & Professor of Science and Religion

Anastasia Nicephore, PhD (University of Sydney) Assistant Professor of Critical Theory & Director of GCAS Sydney

Christian Winn, PhD (Drew University) Associate Professor of Theology & Chair of the Department of Theology

Margaret Young, BA (Yale University) MA (UC-Davis), Lecturer of Poetry & Literature

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