Sustainable Peacebuilding

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Master On Campus
24 months
25282 USD/year
25282 USD/year
12050 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sustainable Peacebuilding program of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee was designed in direct response to a need for trained professionals in a rapidly growing field.


Graduates of the Sustainable Peacebuilding program of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee are thus versed in systems thinking and the scientific approaches to dealing with complexity, which enables them to see the links among various environment and development issues. Through holistic, interdisciplinary, community-led processes, MSP students learn to understand and navigate pressing global problems, such as climate change, poverty, and health disparities.

At the same time, MSP students build critical leadership skills in facilitation, strategic planning, and evaluation. These skills can be applied across diverse employment sectors, such as population and community health, natural resources stewardship, conflict transformation, global security, education and nonprofit management.

The MSP embraces a cohort-based trans-disciplinary model and students are drawn from diverse academic, socio-cultural and professional backgrounds. Dialogue and relationship-building among students is central to the MSP learning philosophy.

Careers in Peacebuilding

MSP graduates pursue careers in a variety of sectors, providing a holistic or complex lens to projects and programs. MSP alumni are currently working in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, with a small subset pursuing PhD’s.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics and Policy of Sustainability
  • Complex Human-Environmental Interactions
  • Preparing for Sustainable Peacebuilding and Social Change
  • Holistic Peacebuilding Practice
  • Project Management for Sustainable Peacebuilding
  • Reflective Practice in Sustainable Peacebuilding

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




46 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional work, preferably one academic and one professional recommendation.
  • A writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s critical thinking, research, and writing skills as well as the applicant’s ability to think across disciplines.
  • A current resume that clearly articulates the applicant’s professional, international, and intercultural experiences as well as language exposure and proficiencies.
  • A baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Center on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrollment in the Graduate School
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Transcripts
  • Reasons Statement
  • All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $75 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25282 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25282 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25282 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25282 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12050 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Sustainable Peacebuilding
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


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