Course description:

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 Ph.D. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyze and resolve social conflicts through innovative peace research that examines the structural roots of social conflicts, divisions, and inequalities, and strategies for building community and promoting social justice and human rights.

School Department:

Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at University of Manitoba

Entry Requirements:

• Joint MA Program

In addition to the minimum admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Master’s Regulations section of this calendar,  a four-year honours or four-year baccalaureate degree, either:  (a) earned in peace and conflict studies, or conflict analysis and resolution; or (b) earned in another related discipline, such as education, law, social work, native studies, political studies, human ecology, human rights, women’s studies, and sociology, among others.  A high academic standing in previous university work with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours are eligible for admission to a course of study leading to the Master’s degree.  Appropriate research capability, typically demonstrated by authorship of a major research paper, for example, a senior undergraduate term paper, or thesis, or an article in a refereed publication. Applicants will also have a proficiency in the English language at levels required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

• PhD Program

In addition to the minimum admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations section of this calendar, a  Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (or equivalent from other recognized universities) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours are eligible for admission to a course of study leading to the doctoral degree. Graduates of Master’s degree in diverse disciplines at the University of Manitoba (or equivalent from other recognized universities) are also eligible for admission to the program pending successful completion of prerequisite courses to ground them in the field. Applicants will have a thesis-based master’s degree, either earned in peace and conflict studies or a related discipline such as social work, education, or sociology, among others. In the event a Master’s degree is not thesis-based, research capability may be demonstrated by a major research paper from a recognized institution, or an independently completed research article published in a refereed journal. Applicants will also have a proficiency in the English language at levels required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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