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Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The approach is multidisciplinary, allowing you to understand and practice working with the dynamics of conflict. The program is rooted firmly in Christian values and thought which emphasize justice and right relationships as represented in the ancient and holistic ideal of shalom.

Highlights

  • Hands-on experience in mediation and facilitation
  • Cooperative learning with VORP and San Joaquin College of Law
  • Faculty members are practitioners in the field
Career opportunities

In addition to providing assistantships for current graduate students, this degree prepares professionals for long-term careers in mediation and conflict resolution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Institute in Conflict Management And Mediation 
  • Conflict Analysis 
  • Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Violence/Non-Violence 
  • Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking 
  • Historical Peacemakers 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

If GPA is under 2.75, submit a letter of petition and a designed test/writing sample to indicate critical and analytical writing skills (GRE, GMAT, MAT results or other exam)

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview with program director
  • Three references (Graduate Reference Form)
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying
  • BA/BS degree
  • Writing sample indicating graduate-level proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fresno

  • 990 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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