Ph.D. Program Requirements

The requirements for awarding the Ph.D in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba are:

  1. Twelve credit hours of coursework in Peace and Conflict Studies, which include the following:
    • PEAC 7030 International Peace and Conflict Resolution
    • PEAC 7050 Intercultural Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    • Two (2)   PEAC 7060  Special Topics ( to be approved by the student's Advisor)
  2. Six credit hours in a cognate area at a Graduate level  (to be approved by the student's Advisory Commitee) Cognate area courses must be taken from outside of the PACS department.  (ie. Natural Resources, Social Work, Law, Sociology, Native Studies, Education, etc)
  3. Six credit hours of research methods at the Graduate level (to be approved by the student's Advisory Committee)
  4. Successful completion of a candidacy examination.
  5. Successful defense of a doctoral thesis.

*For students whose master's degree is in a field other than peace and conflict studies (or, in the comparable fields of "peace studies," "conflict resolution," or "conflict transformation"), six credits of additional coursework, consisting of the following two courses are required. These courses are paid for on a per course basis and are in addition to  your  Ph.D. Program tuition and  fees.  For information on tution and fees please contact the Regitrars office directly. 

• PEAC 7010 Interpersonal Communication, Problem-Solving, and Trust-Building
• PEAC 7020 Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution


Please note that we have removed our PEAC 7040 course requirement, and have replaced it with a 2nd PEAC 7060 Special Topics course requirment.  If you have any questions on this please contact

For more information, please contact Pece and Conflict Studies at or 204-474-8894.

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