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Peace and Conflict Studies

Rutgers University

M.A.
30 months
Duration
15072 USD/year
15072 USD/year
8868 USD/year
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About

Conflict will never be eliminated, nor should it be, because conflict can foster change. But conflict can be approached in ways that do not involve mass killings, assaults on human rights, and oppressive structural violence that creates the appearance of order while people suffer. The Peace and Conflict Studies program is offered at Rutgers University.

Overview

The newly created Master’s Program (and Bachelor’s/Master’s Program) in Peace and Conflict Studies from Rutgers University within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-Newark offers a unique approach to the issues which will shape our future. Based in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, this program prepares students for further scholarship or employment in three areas: the social bases of peace and conflict, the causes of large-scale violence, and nonviolent social conflict and recovery from violence. Students will also have opportunities for research and practical internships associated with the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and the International Institute for Peace, whose Directors are faculty members of the Master’s Program. The Center and Institute bring scholars, policy makers, peacemakers, projects, and events to our campus, and connect us to researchers, practitioners, and peacebuilding communities around the world.

Program Learning Goals

Our program is unique among Peace and Conflict Studies for its base in Anthropology and Sociology.  (All of our Core Faculty are from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology).  This is reflected in our three distribution areas: Social and Cultural Bases of Conflict and Cooperation; Violent Conflict; and Nonviolent Social Movements and Recovery from Violence.  Students will take courses in each area, and are expected to learn how different trajectories of cooperative or conflictive actions feed into violent or non-violent outcomes.  Core Courses reflect the expertise of existing faculty members. Additionally, a wide range of elective courses will be designated from our multidisciplinary Associate Faculty in Newark and New Brunswick.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Classical Foundations of Social Theory
  • Gender and Migration: A Global Perspective
  • Environmental Conflict
  • Peace, Conflict, Security, and Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement up to 300 words indicating areas of interest and objectives in obtaining a Master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.
  • GRE and TOEFL. Applicants may be requested to interview personally or by video conferences.
  • Up to 300 words describing your areas of interests and objectives in obtaining an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    15072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    8868 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.

Funding

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