The Master of Arts in Gender and Peacebuilding offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. The program deals in depth with the diverse and international aspects of gender as they relate to violence, peace negotiations, peacebuilding and peacekeeping in different locations on the planet. The program also encompasses the many fields of knowledge in which gender plays a crucial role. The needs and interests of students and professionals are carefully considered in the design and implementation of the program.
Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Operations and in Humanitarian Assistance
Strategic Nonviolence Resistance
Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives
Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas - Field Training
The University for Peace is characterized by its diversity and multiculturalism. For 2018-2019, we had 174 students from 55 countries (166 women vs. 58 men). As a result, our campus is always full of student activities, most of them organized by the students themselves. In past years, we have had yoga classes, conversation classes in different languages, the celebration of cultural nights (Asian night, Latin night, European night, etc.), as well as institutional activities open to students (Zumba classes, academic "brown bag" lunches, etc.).
The M.A. degree in Gender and Peacebuilding being offered at UPEACE prepares its students for a variety of career opportunities, including but not limited to working in the realm of politics; social work; human resources; human rights organizations; international development; teaching; research; and policy institutes/think tanks.
The following documentation is required to complete your application process for the UPEACE on-campus M.A. programs. Please have them ready and on hand before beginning your online application process, as they will need to be uploaded into the system.
Required supporting documents to be uploaded:
English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
Statement of Purpose
Letters of Recommendation
Official Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) Transcripts and Degree Certificate
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Copy of Passport (front page with photo only)
The online application requires electronic (PDF) scans of required documents. Should admission be granted, the following documents will be eventually be required in official hard copy:
English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS) - if applicable
Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Degree
Three (3) passport-size photos
Upon submission of the online application form and supporting uploaded documents, the UPEACE Admissions system will send an automatic confirmation email. The date and time of submission will be noted in the system. Applications received after the established deadline will be considered for admission for the following academic year. Each application received by the established deadline will be reviewed for completeness. A second acknowledgment will be sent to the applicant by the Admissions Officer, informing him/her of the status of his/her application, whether it is complete and able to be passed on for academic review.
We are not able to provide any information about the status of applicants over the phone or to third parties. Information will only be provided to the applicant using the email provided in the online application form. Please address any email inquiries to email@example.com.
Please write down your application id number before submitting your application, as this number is not made available to the admissions office and cannot be recovered.
Important dates 2021:
Mandatory orientation: 23-24 September
First day of classes: 27 September