• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Highlights of the Peace and Justice Leadership program at the School for International Training

  • Learn from a leader and innovator in the field, training conflict managers and peacebuilders for more than 25 years.
  • Stay in your job while earning your degree.
  • Get on-the-ground training in post-conflict transition during two weeks across different locations in South Africa.
  • Interact with peacebuilding specialists from around the world at the CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program
  • Expand your professional network with peacebuilding experts outside of SIT through an innovative partnership with two leading peace and justice organizations in the US

The world needs peace and justice advocates more than ever. Get the skills you need to design and lead interventions that address the causes and consequences of complex and multi-layered conflicts and that can help build sustained peace.

You’ll learn from peacebuilding experts in government, nongovernmental, and international organizations both in the United States and abroad. You’ll examine and practice strategies for conflict transformation at interpersonal, intercommunal, national, and international levels.

With the training you’ll receive through this program, you’ll be prepared to introduce interventions that address the root causes of conflict, such as poverty, chronic inter-communal violence, non-representative political systems, gender inequality, and cultures of intolerance. You’ll be ready to work in NGOs, development initiatives, humanitarian aid, educational settings, youth programs, inter-group relations efforts, human rights organizations, and elsewhere.

Career Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Prevention and Education, Nonprofits and NGOs, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Practitioner Inquiry
  • Theory and Practice of Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, and Justice Promotion
  • Negotiation, Mediation, and Dialogue 
  • Policy Advocacy Concepts 
  • Civil Resistance 
  • Leadership and Change

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MA in Peace and Justice Leadership program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • US bachelor's degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability
  • Demonstrated English language ability (see details below)
  • Intercultural and professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43695 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43695 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Year 1 tuition: $21,750
  • Year 2 tuition: $21,945

Living costs for Brattleboro

  • 1040 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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