DePaul University will launch a NEW online (asynchronous) PhD program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship this spring.

This research focused doctorate prepares candidates for scholarly and professional careers in this area in academic and cultural institutions and organizations around the world.

Global citizenship concerns itself with the most pressing issues facing humanity and the planet, from existential threats of climate change and nuclear annihilation to human rights violations and social and racial injustice, from poverty and inequality to political divisions and access to education, among others. It undergirds multiple UNESCO initiatives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has become a driving force for professional dispositions, practice, and research in schools and universities, civil society and cultural institutions, global health and the corporate sector, and nongovernmental and faith organizations internationally. Rooted in Eastern philosophy and the pedagogical thought of Daisaku Ikeda and his predecessors, a value-creating approach to global citizenship treats these interlocking issues as matters of human education and engages candidates in the agentive process of creating aesthetic, utilitarian, and socioecologically contributive meaning or “value” from them, value that serves oneself and others and enhances life in a complex, interconnected, and interdependent world.

Stay tuned for application details!