Guide to MA Program in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues

Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is for MA level programs. For Ph.D. programs see the resource guide There are several excellent existing guides to finding programs listed below (Please note that no guide provides complete up-to-date information on all programs, thus please feel free to suggest additional programs and also do your own research).

Before looking through the guides, readers are strongly encouraged to read carefully through the free report Graduate Education and Professional Practice in International Peace and Conflict (2010. by Nike Carstarphen, Craig Zelizer, Robert Harris and David J. Smith. Special Report 246. United States Institute of Peace:Washington, DC

 which is accessible at http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blogs/new-rep... . The report provides a critical review of the opportunities and challenges in graduate programs and should be useful reading for students, faculty, employers and those considering starting programs.

RELEVANT GUIDES TO GRADUATE LEVEL PROGRAMS



1. The Peacemakers Trust in Canada has complied an excellent list of programs around the world see, http://www.peacemakers.ca/education/educationlinks.html


2. Dr. Brian Polkinghorn at Salisbury State University, has compiled an excellent guide to Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies and Alternative Dispute Resolution around the World.


3.The Peace and Justice Studies Association
publishes a guide to peace and conflict related programs at all levels.



4.CR Info
has an online guide to higher education programs related to Conflict issues.



5.Eastern Mennonite University has also put together a useful guide to MA level programs related to Peace and Conflict Studies.

6. (Thanks to Dr. John Windmueller for this resource) As part of the work done by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)  task force on standards in graduate conflict resolution education, we created a large database of approximately 150 conflict resolution-related programs and degrees. Here's a link to the database: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnL0i2flgrpNdC1aazJDM1...



7. Wikipedia has an entry that provides an overview of the field of Peace and Conflict Studies and key research institutes.


Idealist, one of the leading nonprofit career sites has recently developed the Public Service Graduate Education Resource Center. This is a terrific site that has key information for individuals seeking to pursue graduate programs related to social change. The resources includes tips for how to select a program, how to write an effective application, application procedures, identifying funding and more.


SCHOLARSHIPS/FUNDING FOR MA PROGRAMS

For more information on funding possibilities please consult the Scholarships Guide and/or directly contact the respective academic program.

KEY MA PROGRAMS IN PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Regarding MA programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields see some of the key programs below. Feel free to suggest additional programs and you're encouraged to consult the resource guides listed above.


UNITED STATES


In Washington, DC area there are the following MA level programs:


Other regions in the US

CANADA

ASIA

AUSTRALIA

CAMBODIA

HONG KONG


NEW ZEALAND

  • The National Centre for Peace And Conflict Studies, at the University of Otago, is New Zealand’s first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It offers postgraduate programs at the Masters and PhD level.


EUROPE

EUROPEAN NETWORK PROGRAMS


AUSTRIA

GERMANY


IRELAND


SERBIA


SPAIN


SWEDEN

  • MA Program in Peace and Development Studies, Linnæus University, Sweden. The one-year program combines conflict analysis and development studies with a practical, methods-oriented approach. Students are taught in a multicultural classroom by experts with extensive practical experience abroad.


SWITZERLAND


TURKEY

UNITED KINGDOM


LATIN AMERICA

COSTA RICA

EL SALVADOR


MIDDLE EAST

ISRAEL

 

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Comment by MBAH ACHA ROSE FOMUNDAM on July 20, 2011 at 6:11pm

Dear Craig. this is very useful information indeed. I will love to undertake an MA program online.

Comment by Mac.Hane Daniel Isaac on June 27, 2011 at 2:35am

Dear all,

If anyone looking for MA in Peace and Conflict Resolution from India/South Asia region... You can checkout for University Of Mysore (UoM) as well :-) 

Comment by Muhammad Tahir Tabassum on March 6, 2011 at 2:33am

Ok thanks can you send me detail of that programs.

Peace.

Comment by Lia K on March 6, 2011 at 2:26am

There's also University of Oregon Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program.

 

Volia: http://conflict.uoregon.edu/

Comment by Max Miller on January 25, 2011 at 6:31pm

When you're looking for a conflict resolution training program at the Master's level, I would certainly consider Creighton University. This program does a real nice job of preparing students for the human element of conflict and negotiation.

Comment by Bidur Khatri on January 16, 2011 at 11:43am
Tribhuvan University Nepal has also lunched MA Program in Conflict, Peace & Development Studies
Email:cpds.nepal@gmail.com
Website:http://www.cpds-tu.edu.np
Office:Tribhuvan University
Location:Baneshwor
Kathmandu, Nepal
Comment by Ivan ORMACHEA on January 16, 2011 at 9:27am
Please take into account PARCC at Syracuse University. You can get a master´s degree on any other area with a concnetration in conflict analysis and resolution.
Comment by Bidur Khatri on January 16, 2011 at 1:37am
Very useful information.
Comment by Sheikh Mashhood Ahmed on January 15, 2011 at 8:13pm
Comment by Anna de C Wheeler on January 15, 2011 at 2:46pm
The War Studies department at King's College London is very respected for MAs and PhDs, plus I think they offer both as online courses.

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