MA in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development

Programs and Requirements

Admission Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or college with a minimum GPA of 3.0 ('B'). For full admission requirements, see the Admissions Requirements and Deadlines page.

Residency Requirement

18 credit hours at CMU. Graduate level courses taken through the Canadian School of Peacebuilding count toward the residency requirement.

Curriculum Requirements

Regular Stream

A minimum of 30 credit hours

Core requirements – 15 credit hours from the following areas

  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution – 3 credit hours
  • Collaborative and Transformative Development – 3 credit hours
  • Theological and Religious Encounters with Peace-Justice – 3 credit hours
  • Theory in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development – 3 credit hours
  • Methods in Research, Planning, or Evaluation – 3 credit hours

Electives – 15 credit hours

  • Chosen in consultation with an advisor, around an area or two of special interest
Notes

1.  For courses presented for graduation, students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.0, with no course below a 'C+'. This includes any additional courses required as a condition of admission.
2.  Electives may include up to 6 credit hours of Practice Skills Courses or a practicum.
3.  A student interested in a research emphasis may apply for an independent study or research thesis. This option depends on the availability of a faculty member to provide direction to the project.

Experiential Stream

A minimum of 33 credit hours

Core requirements – 15 credit hours from the following areas

  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution – 3 credit hours
  • Collaborative and Transformative Development – 3 credit hours
  • Theological and Religious Encounters with Peace-Justice – 3 credit hours
  • Theory in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development – 3 credit hours
  • Methods in Research, Planning, or Evaluation – 3 credit hours

Practicum Requirement – 6 credit hours

Electives – 12 credit hours

  • Chosen in consultation with an advisor, around an area or two of special interest
Notes

1.  For courses presented for graduation, students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.0, with no course below a 'C+'. This includes any additional courses required as a condition of admission.
2. Students can apply for specific practicum placements after the completion of 15 credit hours in the program. Placement is dependent on receiving recommendation from two tenured CMU faculty who are instructors in the program and the availability of a suitable placement.
3.  Electives may include up to 6 credit hours of Practice Skills courses or a practicum.

Extended Education Studies

  • Qualified students may take up to five (5) courses at the graduate level as Extended Education students before formal admission into the MA-PCD program. For information on how to register as an extended education student, click here.

Click here for complete program information in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar

Graduate Certificates and Professional Development

  • Certificate programs in relation to the MA-PCD are under development at CMU, especially for those interested in professional development or skill-oriented practitioner competencies.
  • Please contact the Program Coordinator for latest developments.

 

 

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