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. Nov. 6, 2019MPACS Biweekly Newsletter - Nov 6, 2019
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  2. Oct. 31, 2019MPACS Course Taking the Map the System Challenge
    Map the System 2020

    PACS 620 Thinking and Working Politically, a graduate-level, special topics course, offered in the upcoming Winter 2020 term, will have students take on the Map the System challenge. Taught by Paul Heidebrecht, director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA), the course teaches the practice of peace-related advocacy in Canadian and multi-lateral contexts.

  3. Oct. 23, 2019MPACS Biweekly Newsletter - Oct. 23, 2019
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  1. Dec. 2, 2019Information Session - Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
    MPACS information session

    The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies program is a dynamic degree that focuses on careers in the field of peacebuilding. The department will be hosting an information session for interested students on Monday, December 2nd at 5:30PM.

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