International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Attend an Information Session on Tuesday, December 10, from
5-7 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE. PLEASE NOTE: High School students are NOT eligible to attend this event. This event is for prospective graduate students only.
The International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s degree offers an innovative curriculum that allows students to develop an area of concentration within the discipline of international peace and conflict resolution, build an international network of contacts among the international conflict resolution community, and gain practical experience in the field. Students in this program don't just read about peace and conflict studies, they travel to key sites of international conflict and research real-world solutions.
Pursuing an IPCR Master’s degree includes three terms of intensive academic training at our Glenside campus as well as two terms of study away and internship experience. Arcadia’s IPCR program is one of the few graduate programs in the field of conflict resolution with a built-in overseas component—one that is founded on Arcadia’s long tradition of University-based international programs.
Students can use their study away courses to complement the academic training they receive at Arcadia by completing specialized courses in areas of a student’s choosing, including international law, sustainable development, mediation, public health, human rights, business and peace education.
Internships and a reflective capstone component complete this pioneering program. Internships allow students to develop critical professional skills and contacts, as well as enabling students to successfully transition to the professional world upon graduation. In the spring term of their second year, students return to Arcadia’s Glenside campus to complete a culminating activity or capstone project and pursue career placement and professional opportunities.
Dual Degree and Certificate Options
In addition to the two-year, full-time master's degree program, Arcadia also offers three dual degree options with the Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution: