Fall semester 2017 begins a long awaited graduate program in Global Peace Studies as a specialization within the Master of Arts degree in International Relations will be offered through the URI Political Science Department.
The concentration in Global Peace Studies consists of twelve credits of introductory seminars in Political Science, followed by nine credits of core courses in Peace & Nonviolence, and an additional nine credits of electives. Research experience is available through independent study and an optional thesis project.
Graduate students in this program will have oppotunities for completing part time or full time internships with the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, as well as field study experiences with NGOs in various international locations. Students can earn credits by participating in international nonviolence and peace training travel opportunities, in locations such as Nepal, India, and Africa. Students completing the Master’s Degree with a concentration in Global Peace Studies can also earn certification through the Center as trainers in nonviolence conflict reconciliation and join a global network of nonviolence and peace specialists representing more than 40 countries around the world.
Limit number of assistantships are available. For more information or to apply, visit the International Relations website. Click here.