Ph.D. Student Handbook (Students admitted before 2023)

Welcome to the Handbook

Welcome to the Ph.D. Program at the Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS), University of Washington.

This Student Handbook describes the structure and requirements of the JSIS Ph.D. Program. It is intended to be a general source of information for doctoral students progressing through the program and clarify the requirements that need to be met in order to be awarded a JSIS Ph.D.  It is also intended to serve as a guide to potential applicants to the program. The Handbook can be accessed at the JSIS website. Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the latest updated version of the Handbook.

In navigating their way through the program, Ph.D. students should always turn to their appointed Faculty Advisers (FA) for guidance on intellectual matters. They can then also seek the guidance of the Graduate Program Administrator (GPA), who can help orient and guide them generally through administrative matters, program requirements, curriculum, university policies, etc. The roles of the faculty and staff who work with Ph.D. students are explained in the administrative structure section of this Handbook.