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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. Mar. 10, 2020MPACS Biweekly Newsletter - March 10, 2020

  2. Mar. 9, 2020Graduate Student and Rotary Scholar Profile: Thomas Fraser
    Thomas profile

    Knowing early on in his academic career that he wanted to pursue PACS as his area of focus, Thomas searched for a program that would allow him to explore the peacebuilding side of PACS. He found that in the MPACS program. But his journey to Waterloo was filled with twists and turns. 

  3. Feb. 25, 2020MPACS Biweekly Newsletter - February 25, 2020
    MPACS newsletter banner for February 25, 2020

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