International Peace & Conflict Resolution
Master’s Degree Requirements
Two-Year Full-time Program

(44–50 credits)

First Year

Required Courses (courses held on the Arcadia campus)

  • IP 501 Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (fall)
  • IP 504 Foundations of Conflict Analysis (fall)

Electives* (Students choose at least three praxis courses designated in the IPCR Program manual plus electives)

  • IP 511 Introduction to International Law
  • IP 515 Mediation
  • IP 520 International Security
  • IP 522 Conflict Resolution in Deeply Divided Societies
  • IP 524 Conflict Management
  • IP 530 Social Life of War
  • IP 533 Conflict Transformation
  • IP 535 Economics, the Environment and Development
  • IP 537 Restorative Justice (online)
  • IP 542 International Health and Human Rights
  • IP 543 Peace Perspectives of World Religions
  • IP 552* Kosovo and Serbia: Conflict, Governance and State Building
  • IP 574 NGOs in International Politics: Concepts & challenges
  • IP 578 NGO Management, Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation

*Pending approval

Second Year - Required Courses

Each M.A. candidate has the option of an individually designed program in year two.

  • IP 581 Study Abroad  (9 credits) During their second year, graduate students in the IPCR program have the opportunity to take specialized courses in the area of their choice at a partner institution or an institution of their choosing as approved by the Director. Most students will spend the fall semester of their second year fulfilling this requirement, but in exceptional circumstances summer and short term options may be undertaken per the approval of the director.
  • IP 583 Internship (9 credits) The professional internship experience is practical training at the graduate level with a practitioner organization in the field. 240 hours of internship are required, over the course of three to four months. The internship offers candidates substantive experience in their chosen areas of specialization. Candidates prepare a learning contract with their supervisors and the IPCR Director in order to determine their learning goals, resources and means of evaluation.
  • IP 598 Capstone Seminar (3 credits) Candidates return to campus in the spring of their second year to complete a culminating activity that bridges coursework, study away, and internship experiences. The seminar meets weekly and follows a workshop format. Capstone culminates in a public presentation of the project during the university-wide Capstone week.


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