Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management & Restorative Justice
Admission | Expenses | Academic Policies | Requirements
About the Graduate Certificate
The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program offers a 12-credit Arcadia Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Restorative Justice. This certificate is 3 courses online and 1 course in the classroom.
The IPCR certificate program in Conflict Management and Restorative Justice is particularly suited to the student and professional seeking to further his or her understanding of the field of peace and conflict resolution with a focus on mediation. Students participating in the certificate program take two core courses in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and two specialized courses in Conflict Management and Transformation. Skills learned are highly transferrable and may be applied in a variety of fields.
The certificate program is 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 M.A. degree if students enroll in the IPCR Program before the completion of the certificate program. Credits cannot be applied to both a certificate and a Master’s 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.
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 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 will need access to high speed Internet. Students also may need a webcam for audio/visual recordings and presentations. Software and hardware requirements are identified at the start of each course.
- Per credit costs for 2013-14 = $1,200
($695 x 12 credits = $14,400)
- Books and supplies (estimated) $250
Academic Policies and Procedures
A student accepted into the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program is expected to abide by the regulations set forth by Arcadia University.
The University reserves the right to dismiss a student at any time for unsatisfactory academic performance or for conduct detrimental to the University or to the welfare of other students.
- IP 501.OL Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
- IP 515 Mediation and Conflict Coaching (3 credits)
- IP 524.OL Conflict Management (3 credits)
- IP 537.OL Restorative Justice (3 credits)
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.