Peace and Conflict Studies, M.A.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application material required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal essay on their interest and expectations of the M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and may be asked to complete an interview with members of the admissions committee.

Degree Program Requirements

Sustainable Peace and Justice Concentration

Required: 30 credit hours

Thesis Option

Required Courses (12 credits)
PCS 621Critical Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies3
PCS 622Skills in Transformative Conflict3
PCS 623Community and Action Research3
PCS 624Peace and Justice in a Changing Climate3
Electives (12-15 credits)
Select 12-15 credits of electives from graduate-level PCS courses *12-15
Thesis (Capstone Experience (3-6 credits)
PCS 699Thesis3-6
Total Credit Hours30
*

Students may select one course (3 credits) outside of PCS that fits their area of study in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Students may select one online PCS graduate course as one of their electives.

Practicum Option

Required Courses (12 credits)
PCS 621Critical Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies3
PCS 622Skills in Transformative Conflict3
PCS 623Community and Action Research3
PCS 624Peace and Justice in a Changing Climate3
Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits of electives from graduate-level PCS courses *15
Practicum (Capstone Experience (3 credits)
PCS 690Integrated Practicum: Professional Development Project3
Total Credit Hours30
*

Students may select one course (3 credits) outside of PCS that fits their area of study in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Students may select one online PCS graduate course as one of their electives.

Transformative Peace and Conflict Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Required Courses (12 credits)
PCS 600Transforming Conflict: Histories and Theories3
PCS 601Indigenous Peace Practices3
PCS 605Skills and Techniques of Conflict Management3
PCS 607Conflict Analysis: Theories of Change3
Electives (18 credits)
Select 18 credits of electives from graduate-level PCS courses *18
Practicum (Capstone Experience) (3 credits)
PCS 690Integrated Practicum: Professional Development Project3
Total Credit Hours33
*

Students may select one course (3 credits) outside of PCS that fits their area of study in consultation with the Graduate Program Director.