Graduate Certificate in Peace Education
About the Graduate Certificate in Peace Education
The International Peace and Conflict Resolution program offers a 12-credit Arcadia Graduate Certificate in Peace Education. This certificate is offered fully online and may be completed within one calendar year.
The certificate program is designed to provide a core understanding of the field of International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a specialization in peace education. This degree would enable teachers, administrators, guidance counselors and social workers in academic institutions to design and implement school-wide peace education programs.
The certificate program can be taken as a standalone professional development and skills-building program for those participants who do not have the time or the need for a full-time degree program. It also may be taken as an introduction to the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Master of Arts program. Credits earned may be applied to the MA degree.
The certificate program provides an opportunity for students living and working in a variety of regions to train in the field via the Web. Courses may be taken from anywhere in the world. This is an asynchronous program, and students may log on at a time that is convenient to them to complete the coursework and assignments.
Arcadia University welcomes applications for this program from college graduates of all majors, professionals, and those with an interest in furthering their education in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.
The following are required:
- A Graduate application, including personal statement, to be completed online at www.arcadia.edu/gradapp.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of a 3.0 in a relevant discipline.
- One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended.
- One letter of recommendation. The letter must be of a professional not personal nature.
GREs are not required for admission. Admission to the online certificate program does not guarantee admission to the IPCR master’s degree program. Those interested in pursuing the M.A. program in IPCR must submit a complete application for the IPCR M.A. program. Credits earned may be applied to the M.A. program.
For the certificate program, students need access to high speed Internet. The courses are highly interactive and make use of electronic resources that require Flash software. Students also may need a webcam for audio/visual recordings and presentations. Computer requirements are identified at the start of each course.
- Per credit costs for 2012-2013 = $695
($695 x 12 credits = $8,340)
- Books and supplies (estimated) $500
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of our students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.arcadia.edu/gainful.