Joint M.A. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies

The Joint M.A. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies (JMP-PACS) encompasses the analysis and resolution of social conflicts; peace research that examines the structural roots of social conflicts, divisions, and social inequalities; and strategies for building community and promoting social justice. The Program is intended to be rigorous as the significance of research and intervention for conflict resolution, peace-building, and creating a culture of human rights demands a high standard of commitment, scholarship, and professionalism.

The Joint M.A. Program is supervised by the Joint Discipline Committee (JDC) consisting of members of the faculty of the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. The program is governed by the general procedures and regulations devised by the two universities for Joint Master's Programs.

Courses and thesis direction are offered at both institutions, and students completing the program may elect to receive their degress from both of the participating universities. Students may choose between a course/practicum option and a thesis option.

Chair | The University of Winnipeg 
Dean Peachey, Principal of Global College
Chair, Joint Discipline Committee   ( until June 30, 2015)

Chair | The University of Manitoba
Zana Lutfiyya, Head of Peace and Conflict Studies;
Associate Chair, Joint Discipline Committee ( until June 30, 2015)



We are now accepting applications to our Joint MA Program for Fall 2016.  Applications are due  December 1, 2015. 


For more information, please contact the department at or phone  204-474-6052.