• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Peace and Justice Leadership program is offered by the School for International Training. Student can focus on conflict in relation to development, inter-group relations, youth programs, humanitarian aid, education, or human rights. The program focuses on SIT’s strength in human relations, multicultural competence, and hands-on, pragmatic pedagogy.

SIT has a distinguished history of offering students from around the world exceptional peacebuilding education and training. Today, students can choose among multiple program options of different durations and formats, including online. A summary of each program is given below—visit each program’s individual web page for more information.

This programs offers graduate-level training and professional development in conflict transformation and offers three graduate credits. Participants take advantage of the exceptional opportunity the program provides to engage with peacebuilders from 30+ countries around the world.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Practitioner Inquiry: Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods
  • Theory and Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
  • Post-War Development and Peacebuilding
  • Conflict and Identity
  • Mediation
  • Skills and Practices in Intergroup Dialogue
  • Initiatives in Peacebuilding

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      12-16 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic 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

    43692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43695 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    43692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43695 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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