Master of Arts in Social Sciences in Central America and Caribbean

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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast.

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Master of Arts in Psychology

University of the Virgin Islands
Campus Full time September 2018 Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie USA

The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem-solving skills, and experiential opportunities to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. [+]

Master of Arts in Psychology

The Master of Arts in Psychology with the Counseling concentration at the University of the Virgin Islands is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem-solving skills, and experiential opportunities to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. This graduate Psychology Program does not itself lead to licensing, but does seek to prepare practitioners to use the science of psychology for the promotion of human well-being, specifically in the provision of psychological services to children, adolescents, and families in the mental health and judicial systems, in schools, and in a wide variety of other applied community settings in the territory.The scientist-practitioner model provides the philosophical foundation for the program, and successful students will complete a rigorous theoretical and empirical academic basis in human development, research methods, testing and measurement in counseling, and psychopathology (including the biological influences on human functioning), in addition to a significant fieldwork experiential component. Competency in the efficient and effective delivery of comprehensive psychological services to individuals at all developmental levels and families from all cultural backgrounds in the community is a strong programmatic focus. These services may include vocational and psychological assessment and intervention, substance abuse, depression, suicide and crisis intervention/prevention, and as-needed consultative services for “at-risk” individuals and families to promote and enhance their well being.... [-]


MA in Water Cooperation and Diplomacy - Joint Educational Programme

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

This programme, through a multidisciplinary approach, will provide participants with a theoretical and historical understanding of conflict and peace dynamics and frame issues of water security and cooperation in the broader context of environmental issues, in depth knowledge of and skills in critical analysis of water conflicts, an understanding of socio-hydrological dynamics, decision making processes on water resources and services management, water diplomacy, water dispute prevention, management and resolution skills and tools to promote/achieve water security and to ensure dialogue and cooperation between different and competing users at different scales. [+]

University for Peace (UPEACE) •UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) •Oregon State University (OSU)

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme.

Water management is conflict management. Regardless of the scale, ensuring that the needs of the people and ecosystems relying on this critical resource are met effectively, requires comprehensive understanding of both water science and water diplomacy, including dispute mitigation, management and resolution. To address these needs, the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and Oregon State University in the USA, have embarked on a joint education programme in Water Cooperation and Peace. The goal of this new initiative is to broaden the discussion about conflict and peace and the factors that contribute to both, engage multi-level scales of conflict dimensions and strengthen skills by providing hands-on and interactive learning opportunities.... [-]


MA in Environment, Development, and Peace

University for Peace
Campus Full time 10 - 15 months February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The MA in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. [+]

The MA in Environment, Development, and Peace provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. It encompasses a broad range of subjects and themes, including:

The MA in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. It encompasses a broad range of subjects and themes, including Food Systems, Water Management, Forestry, Coastal Resources, Climate Change, Urban Ecology and Social Movements.... [-]


Online MA on Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World

University for Peace
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The online MA program on Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World is intended to prepare competent professionals and researchers to be able to resolve pressing and complex global problems that are the concern of humanity, as well as to bring new approaches to old problems through various levels of analysis and action. [+]

ONLINE MA on Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World

The online MA program on Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World is intended to prepare competent professionals and researchers to be able to resolve pressing and complex global problems that are the concern of humanity, as well as to bring new approaches to old problems through various levels of analysis and action. Every course in this program shares a commitment to ethics, fundamental human values, gender sensitivity, and multiculturalism.

The content of the online MA moves from a study of the origins of conflict at the personal, local, internal, and international levels to the promotion and practice of peace. The program discusses the responsibilities and capacities of all social sectors, including key political and economic institutions, as well as civil society and individuals, and their potential impact on the environmental and social aspects of peace and conflict. Skills for the maintenance of peace are emphasized throughout the program, including analyzing and understanding the conflict from multiple perspectives.... [-]


International Peace Studies with specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 week February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

This Master of Arts Degree Program in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies is designed for students from diverse cultural, professional, and academic backgrounds who seek to engage with and understand contemporary trends in media and communications, particularly as they relate to social processes of peace and conflict. [+]

The IPS specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies explores the informational context in which armed violence takes place and equips students with up-to-date tools and strategies to advocated for peace, justice, and sustainability through ethical media production, and to become informed and active global citizens of an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Grounded in a solid understanding of peace and conflict theory, this program considers the many ways in which media has been used to propagate hostile attitudes and enemy images, as well as the long tradition of journalists, artists, and others who have sought to use media to hold the powerful accountable, challenge the status-quo, and to promote mutual understanding and coexistence.... [-]


MA in Gender and Peacebuilding

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Gender and Peace Building offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Gender and Peace Building offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. The programme deals in depth with the diverse and international aspects of gender as they relate to violence, peace negotiations, peace building and peacekeeping in different locations on the planet. The programme 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 programme.

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Online MA in Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World

University for Peace
Online Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The online MA program in Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World engages competent professionals and researchers to resolve pressing and complex global problems that concern humanity.

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The online MA program in Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World engages competent professionals and researchers to resolve pressing and complex global problems that concern humanity. Every course in the programme shares a commitment to ethics, fundamental human values, gender sensitivity, and multiculturalism. The content of the online MA moves from a study of the origins of conflict at the personal, local, internal, and international levels to the promotion and practice of peace. The programme discusses the responsibilities and capacities of all social sectors, including key political and economic institutions, as well as civil society and individuals, and their potential impact on the environmental and social aspects of peace and conflict. Skills for the maintenance of peace are emphasized throughout the programme, including analyzing and understanding the conflict from multiple perspectives. This is an interdisciplinary online programme, drawing on scholarship and methodologies from across academia. The complexities of today's world and the developments of the last thirty years in understanding peace and conflict demand an approach that crosses boundaries while seeking to create new progressions in the main field of study. All courses are well-integrated within the programme, bringing together modern theories, and concepts, in-depth case studies, best-practices from around the world, sound methodologies, and the valuable contributions of course-takers. Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students can begin the MA programme at the start of any new course, upon approval.... [-]


MA in Peace Education

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Peace Education Programme seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of educators to build a peaceful world in all levels and dimensions of life. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Peace Education seeks to develop and strengthen the knowledge, values and capacities of educators to build a peaceful world in all levels and dimensions of life. Through coursework, capstone project, independent research or internship experiences complemented with a unique and cooperative learning environment at UPEACE, students will be enhanced in their values formation, knowledge and skills essential to the contributions of formal and non-formal educators and institutions in analysing, resolving and transforming conflicts and violence towards a holistic culture of peace. The programme will provide both a critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of peace education as well as engagement with a broad spectrum of critical, participatory and transformative pedagogies. Based on the work, programmes, projects and research of educational institutions and organizations, including schools, universities, UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNICEF, UNHCR and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, local/international NGOs and other civil society organizations or institutions, students will explore how education is essential in promoting disarmament and nonviolence, local/global justice, intercultural and interfaith understanding, human rights, gender equality, sustainable futures and preventing or addressing emergencies arising from armed conflicts, natural disasters and health crises.... [-]


MA in International Peace Studies

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree Program in International Peace Studies provides an interdisciplinary and critical understanding and analysis of the causes and consequences of a wide range of contemporary conflicts and violence that impact on global, international and human security. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree Program in International Peace Studies provides an interdisciplinary and critical understanding and analysis of the causes and consequences of a wide range of contemporary conflicts and violence that impact on global, international and human security. Multiple sources and categories of violence to be explored include militarization, armed conflicts, “terrorism,” economic, social and gender injustices, cultural and religious identities, transnational organized crime and competition over environmental resources. Drawing on case studies and exemplars from diverse regions and societies, the program also examines strategies and organizational/institutional frameworks and mechanisms, including initiatives of the UN, other international/regional agencies and civil society organizations and movements, for resolving and transforming such conflicts and building peace at local, national, international and global levels.... [-]