Dual Degree Program in Master of Public Health and Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution

About Arcadia's Program in Public Health and International Peace and Conflict Resolution

The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) master's degree program offers an innovative curriculum that allows students to develop an area of concentration, build an international network of contacts, and gain practical experience through problembased learning in international settings. The program's strength lies in its interdisciplinary approach to the increasingly critical study of peace and conflict resolution.

This dual degree option in Public Health and IPCR prepares students to integrate their knowledge of public health, along with program development, implementation and evaluation skills, to assist in conflict resolution. The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania, operated in cooperation with the multi-nation East African Community, provides unique opportunities for international research and service learning.

IPCR is one of the few graduate programs in the field of conflict resolution with a built-in overseas component. In addition to the second-year study abroad component, IPCR students have the option of participating in weeklong intensive "preview" field studies during their first year. Students may travel to Northern Ireland in the fall, and/or to Costa Rica or Ukraine in the spring. This dual-degree program is 74-77 credits and requires international experiences.

Admission to this dual-degree program requires the applicant to meet the admission criteria for both the M.P.H. program and the IPCR program.

  • Coordinators

  • Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, Ph.D., M.A., MCHES, Professor and Director of Community and Public Health Programs.


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