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Academics > PhD Program

At the Ph.D. level, IDG’s challenge is to heighten reflective practice and promote research that is both theoretically rigorous and innovative while also cognizant of the concrete obstacles people face in developing cities, regions, and nations. The doctoral program trains candidates for the research and teaching of development planning, emphasizing fundamental research competence. Our list of recent dissertation titles (left) demonstrates openness to flexibility in the design of special areas of study. Joint student-faculty research and teaching is also encouraged. For more information, see the DUSP website.