Peace Integration Specialization

The increasing complexity of global conflict requires sophisticated responses from a new generation of graduates working for peace. The Graduate Specialization in Peace Integration provides MPACS students with the opportunity to enroll in world class, interdisciplinary academic courses offered by programs highlighting holistic and integrated approaches to the study of peace that encapsulates more than simply the absence of violent conflict.

The Peace Integration specialization is distinctive in that it goes beyond traditional disciplines of peace studies by integrating knowledge from complementary programs, specifically Global Governance, Climate Change, Development Practice and Public Health and Health Systems.

To earn the specialization, which appears on your transcripts, you will be required to take a core course from the home program, plus three other courses from a menu of existing, peace-related offerings from the other complementary programs. You will have to take at least one course each from three of the five participating programs.

If you are interested in pursuing the Peace Integration specialization, contact the MPACS Graduate Studies Coordinator for more information.


Specialization Requirements

In order to qualify for the Graduate Specialization in Peace Integration, you must take 1.5 units (3 courses) from the following list (each course taken must be from a different subject code):

  • GGOV 610/PSCI688/PACS 630 Governance of Global Economy
  • GGOV 622 Complexity and Global Governance
  • GGOV 630/PSCI678/PACS 634 Security Ontology-Theory
  • GGOV 631/PSCI679/PACS 635 Security Governance: Actors, Institutions, and Issues
  • GGOV 633 Managing Nuclear Risk
  • GGOV 662/SOC 781 Global Development Governance
  • INDEV 604/PACS 650 Sustainable Food Systems
  • INDEV 605/PACS 651 Economics for Sustainable Development
  • INDEV 608/PACS 652 Water and Security
  • INDEV 609 Sustainability Concepts, Applications and Key Debates
  • INDEV 613 Water, Human Security and Development
  • GEMCC 602 Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation
  • GEMCC 622 Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • GEMCC 640 Climate Change Governance: From Global Treaties to Local Innovation
  • HLTH 603 Health Systems and Policy
  • HLTH 604 Health and the Environment (blended on-campus/online offering)
  • HLTH 607 Social and Cultural Aspects of Public Health (blended on-campus/online offering)
  • HLTH 614 Foundations of Program Evaluation
  • HLTH 632 Health Economics and Public Health (online offering)
  • HLTH 661 Geographic Information Systems and Public Health (online offering)
  • HLTH 662 Global Health