Joint M.A. Program—Program Requirements

The Joint M.A. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies has the following requirements:

THESIS OPTION:

1)    12 credit hours of core courses*
2)    3 credit hours in research methods
3)    3 credit hours in a PACS elective** or  PACS practicum**
4)    Thesis proposal and defense
5)    Thesis examination

OR

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM OPTION:

1)    12 credit hours of core courses*
2)    3 credit hours in research methods
3)    3 credit hours in PACS practicum**
4)    12 credit hours PACS electives**
5)    Comprehensive examination

After the completion of 9 credit hours of coursework within the Program, students indicate their intention to pursue either (a) the comprehensive exam option, or (b) the thesis option.

*Core courses are:
PEAC 7010 Interpersonal Communication, Problem-Solving and Trust-Building
PEAC 7020 Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution
PEAC 7110 International Human Rights and Human Security
PEAC 7120 Peace-building and Social Justice

 

** PACS electives and PACS Practicum must be taken from within the PACS department.