Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

A vibrant, interdisciplinary graduate program

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) places a unique focus on the pivotal role that individuals within civil society play and the potential of civil society to advance peace through principled advocacy, effective programming, and dynamic engagement with the state and marketplace. The courses and opportunities available to those in the MPACS program allows students to tailor their degree to meet their exact needs and allow them to fulfill their passions. The MPACS program is comprised of coursework, an optional internship, and practical skill development courses, with options for Independent Research. This program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to contribute to nonviolent peacebuilding efforts.

Understanding conflict

Recognizing conflict as an inescapable part of the human experience, and a potential vehicle for positive change at local, national, and international levels, this master’s degree offers a cutting-edge approach in which dynamic, sustainable, and creative solutions to conflict can be imagined, tested, and applied. Students in the MPACS program develop their abilities to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning in regards to conflict around the world.

Agents of peace building

Equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills of peacebuilding, MPACS graduates will be ready for careers in public, private or non-profit sectors that work as agents of peaceful change at community, institutional, and systematic levels.

  1. May 9, 2018Pursuing Peace: Stories from Home and AbroadBob Rae

  2. May 9, 2018Award Established in Millers’ Memory

    Family and friends of John and Louise Miller recently established a new award for Master of Peace and Conflict Studies students as a way to honour the couple’s impact at Grebel and beyond.

  3. Mar. 26, 2018MPACS student Rizwan receives Rotary Peace ScholarshipRizwan joined by Ernie Ginzler and two faculty members Jennifer Ball and Sherri Sutherland.

    In February, MPACS student Rizwan received the Rotary Peace Scholarship presented by the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River. Rizwan is a Christian peace activist from Pakistan that has been directly subjected to targeted violence as a result of religious intolerance.

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