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 problem-based learning in international settings. The program’s strength lies in its interdisciplinary approach to the increasingly critical study of peace and conflict resolution.
The Public Health Master’s degree program, a CEPH accredited program in Community Health, trains professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment. This is accomplished through a program that integrates education, research, and practice in a global environment. The purpose of the program is to build on Arcadia’s strengths in the area of international education, internationalization, and globalization. The program prepares students for life in a rapidly changing global society enabling graduates to pursue careers in public health administration; health insurance and the pharmaceutical industries; research in federal, state and local health departments; domestic and international community organizations, including professionals working in clinical settings.
This dual degree option in Public Health and IPCR prepares students to integrate their knowledge of public health, including program development, implementation and evaluation skills, to assist in conflict resolution.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better.
One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.
Three letters of recommendation. The letters must be of a professional not personal nature. At least two recommendations must be from a professor and one from a health professional.
Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years are required for the MPH Degree Program. Arcadia University welcomes applications for the IPCR program from college graduates of all majors, especially those who have demonstrated scholastic excellence and a commitment to international peace and conflict resolution. Related experience and achievements, either domestic or international, also are desirable.
Knowledge of the Public Health profession through work or volunteer experience recommended.
An interview with the IPCR department by invitation only.
International applicants should visit www.arcadia.edu/international for detailed information on admission requirements and application procedures. TOEFL/IELTS results are required for all students for whom English is a second language or who have not earned degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand). A course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts by an independent evaluation service based in the United States also is required.
Tuition and fees for the dual degree program are billed in equal increments over the program's nine semesters. Information on current costs is available at www.arcadia.edu/finaid.
Financial aid is available to assist qualified students in covering tuition and related expenses, as well as living costs. Upon review for admission, students automatically will be reviewed by the academic department for a limited number of merit scholarships. Additionally, students can apply to receive up to $20,500 annually through the Federal Direct Stafford Loan at a fixed interest. In addition to the Stafford Loan, students can choose to borrow either a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan or a private alternative student loan to cover remaining expenses. Graduate assistantships also may be available to those who qualify. More information on available financial aid and how to apply.