Masters of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy
The Masters Program in Peace Studies offers interdisciplinary graduate studies for life-long learners who want to become familiar and skilled in the discourse of peace studies. This program offers an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of various aspects of peace building and conflict resolution skills. Students in peace studies courses explore the theories and practices of peace and justice throughout history. They also investigate the nature of peace, freedom, justice and war. Areas of study include the history and theory of international and domestic conflict; the political, economic, cultural, and social roots of such conflict; the causes and conduct of warfare; violence prevention; and global institutions for the resolution of conflict. The programs in Peace Studies serve as an academic catalyst for applied research, theoretical development, and the use of culturally informed methods for transforming oppressive situations.
Completion of a Masters degree in peace studies can lead to careers specific to the industries of law, education, politics, science, and international affairs and business. Other peace studies careers can be found in the conflict management, social work and criminal justice sectors. Those who undertake peace study careers have an overall desire to create a better world for all.
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Last updated November 1, 2016