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Peace and Conflict Studies Programs
Director: Dr. Adam Muller
Head: PhD Program: Dr. Adam Muller; Joint MA Program: Dr. Eliakim Sibanda
Program Director: 
Campus Address/General Office: 261 St. Paul’s College
Telephone: 204-474-8894
Email Address: pacs@umanitoba.ca
Website: http://umanitoba.ca/mauro_centre 

Academic Staff: 

Please refer to our website at http://umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_pauls/mauro_centre/about/staff_listing.html

Peace and Conflict Studies Joint M.A. Program

The Joint M.A. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies (JMP-PACS) encompasses the analysis and resolution of social conflicts; peace research that examines the structural roots of social conflicts, divisions, and social inequalities; and strategies for building community and promoting social justice. The Program is intended to be rigorous as the significance of research and intervention for conflict resolution, peace-building, and creating a culture of human rights demands a high standard of commitment, scholarship, and professionalism.

The Joint M.A. Program is supervised by the Joint Discipline Committee (JDC) consisting of members of the faculty from both the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, and two student representatives.  The program is governed by the general procedures and regulations devised by the two universities for Joint Master's Programs. Courses and thesis direction are offered at both institutions, and students completing the program receive a joint parchment from both of the participating universities. Students apply to either the course/practicum option or the thesis option.

The leadership of the Joint Master's Program rotates between both universities every two years.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/supplemental_regulations.html.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Master's Regulations section of this calendar,  a four-year honours or four-year baccalaureate degree, either:  (a) earned in peace and conflict studies, or conflict analysis and resolution; or (b) earned in another related discipline, such as education, law, social work, native studies, political studies, human ecology, human rights, women's studies, and sociology, among others.  A high academic standing in previous university work with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours are eligible for admission to a course of study leading to the Master's degree.  Appropriate research capability, typically demonstrated by authorship of a major research paper, for example, a senior undergraduate term paper, or thesis, or an article in a refereed publication. Applicants will also have a proficiency in the English language at levels required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

December 1

December 1

 WINTER

January

None

None

 SUMMER

May

None

None

Program Requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Master's Regulations section of this calendar.,  The Joint M.A. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies has the following requirements:

Thesis Option: requirements are twelve credit hours of core courses*;  three credit hours in research methods; three credit hours in a PACS elective or PACS practicum;  a thesis proposal and defence, and a thesis examination. The research methods and PACS electives can be taken from a list of PACS approved courses at the 7000 level.

or

Comprehensive Exam Option: requirements are twelve credit hours of core courses*;  three credit hours in  research methods; three credit hours in practicum; twelve credit hours of PACS electives; and a comprehensive examination. The research methods, and PACS electives can be taken from a list of approved courses at the 7000 level.

After the completion of 9 credit hours of coursework within the Program, the student must apply for consideration within either the Thesis route or the Comprehensive Exam route.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Expected Time to Graduate:  2 years. See roupid=21959">4.4.7 Time in Program.

 

Peace and Conflict Studies PhD Program Information

The Ph.D. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyze and resolve social conflicts through innovative peace research that examines the structural roots of social conflicts, divisions, and inequalities, and strategies for building community and promoting social justice and human rights.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/supplemental_regulations.html.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations section of this calendar, a  Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (or equivalent from other recognized universities) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours are eligible for admission to a course of study leading to the doctoral degree. Graduates of Master’s degree in diverse disciplines at the University of Manitoba (or equivalent from other recognized universities) are also eligible for admission to the program pending successful completion of prerequisite courses to ground them in the field. Applicants will have a thesis-based master’s degree, either earned in peace and conflict studies or a related discipline such as social work, education, or sociology, among others. In the event a Master’s degree is not thesis-based, research capability may be demonstrated by a major research paper from a recognized institution, or an independently completed research article published in a refereed journal. Applicants will also have a proficiency in the English language at levels required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

December 1

December 1

 WINTER

January

None

None

 SUMMER

May

None

None

Program Requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Ph.D. Regulations section of this calendar, The Ph.D. Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies requirements are 24 credit hours; twelve credits of required course work at the 7000 level; six credit hours in a cognate area and 6 credits in research methods, plus a candidacy examination, a thesis proposal, and a thesis. The six credit hours of cognate and research method courses can be taken from a list of approved courses at the 7000 level.

Students whose Master’s degree is not in Peace and Conflict Studies will normally be required to take two prerequisite courses in the field as occasional courses.  (There are additional tuition and fees for the two occasional courses).

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Expected Time to Graduate: 4 years. See 5.5 Time Limits.