Programs and 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.
18 credit hours at CMU. Graduate level courses taken through the Canadian School of Peacebuilding count toward the residency requirement.
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
1. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 'B' in each course contributing toward the MA PCD.
2. Electives may include up to 6 credit hours of Practice-Skills Courses or a practicum/Internship.
3. Students interested in an academic research emphasis may apply to work on a major research project through an independent study (as faculty availability permits).
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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