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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Arts (Peace and Conflict Studies)

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

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    Program options

    • Thesis option
    • Comprehensive exam option

Program details

The Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Master of Arts is a two-year program with thesis and comprehensive options available.

Peace and Conflict Studies [Master of Arts]

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: one year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

After the completion of 9 credit hours of coursework with the program, students must apply for consideration within the Thesis or Comprehensive option.

Thesis option

In addition to the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must complete:

  • 12 credit hours of core courses
  • 3 credit hours in research methods
  • 3 credit hours in a PACS elective or PACS practicum
  • A thesis proposal, defence and examination

Comprehensive exam option

In addition to the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must complete:

  • 12 credit hours of core courses
  • 3 credit hours in research methods
  • 3 credit hours in practicum
  • 12 credit hours of PACS electives
  • A comprehensive examination

Sample course offerings

  • PEAC 7010: Interpersonal Communication, Problem-Solving, and Trust-Building (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7020: Theories of Conflict and Resolution (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7040: Violence Intervention and Prevention (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7050: Intercultural Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7120: Peacebuilding and Social Justice (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7122: Dispute Systems Design (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7124: Gender, Conflict and Peacemaking (3 credit hours)
  • PEAC 7240: Indigenous World Views and Approaches to Peacebuilding (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Master of Arts program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

To be considered for admission to the PACS Master of Arts program, you must have a minimum of:

  • A Four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in either: peace and conflict studies, conflict analysis and resolution or another related discipline.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of study

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The PACS Master of Arts program has only one application deadline per year. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • CV/Resumé
  • Statement of Intent: A statement of no more than 1,500 words on academic and professional interests and goals
  • Publication/writing sample: A publication or an academic writing sample such as a term paper, research report or thesis.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application deadlines

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2022 December 1, 2021 Apply

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Learn more

Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace & Justice
St. Paul’s College
70 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Mauro.institute@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-7273
Fax: 204-474-8828