Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

SIT Graduate Institute

Program Description

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

SIT Graduate Institute

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

With SIT’s experiential curriculum, you’ll learn how to put theory into practice. In addition to core courses, a broad range of elective choices let you focus on courses that will help you meet your career goals.

In this program, you’ll learn:

  • The multiple and interrelated causes of conflicts, including those caused and/or exacerbated by globalization, environmental and resource crises, undemocratic leadership, ethnic tensions, or historic enmity
  • The particular needs of refugees and internally displaced people, victims, bystanders, and members of violator communities
  • Negotiation, mediation, and dialogue skills
  • Analyzing, assessing, and mapping conflict
  • Human rights and humanitarian interventions
  • Post-conflict transitions and post-war restorative practices
  • Conducting empirical research and using qualitative methods for data collection and analysis
  • Strategic nonviolence, social healing, and reconciliation
  • Program design and evaluation, capacity building, and cultivating positive and inclusive group relations through organizational change
  • Policy advocacy

Sample Courses:

  • Practitioner Inquiry: Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods
  • Theory and Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
  • Post-War Development and Peacebuilding
  • Conflict and Identity
  • Mediation
  • Skills and Practices in Intergroup Dialogue
  • Initiatives in Peacebuilding
  • Electives

Contact Summer Peacebuilding Program:

  • Peacebuilding I
  • Peacebuilding II

Research Practice/Practicum Phase:

  • Practicum stage in the United States or abroad.

All students must fulfill aLanguage and Culture Proficiency Requirementbefore they are eligible to graduate.

Field Courses

Each year SIT Graduate Institute offers a number of graduate study abroad programs and field courses at sites in the United States and around the world. Learn in depth about an important issue on the ground.

Study abroad as part of your master’s degree program.

International and US-Based Intensive Courses
Students have the option of completing a short-term intensive course at sites in the US or abroad. Typically ranging in duration from one to four weeks, recent intensives have been offered in Washington, DC; Bangladesh; Mexico; and Turkey.

Intensive field coursesoffer students pursuing an MA in peacebuilding and conflict transformation the chance to interact with practitioners in the field, learn on-site, and expand professional networking. Short-term intensives are typically offered in January.Learn more about the intensive field courses.

2018Field Courses

  • Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation: Practice – India
  • Leading and Managing Social Sector Organizations: Cases and Frameworks – Jordan
  • Whose Language? Exploring the Intersection of Identity, Politics, and Education – Senegal
  • International Policy and Citizen Advocacy: Immigration – Washington, DC
  • Tourism, Space, and Sustainability – Morocco

Professional Practicum

Apply the knowledge and skills you acquire in the classroom in a real-world setting.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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1 - 2 years
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