The master of arts program is based on the assumption that all people experience conflict and can benefit from learning skills in conflict and peacemaking. The approach is multidisciplinary, allowing you to understand and practice working with the dynamics of conflict. The program is rooted firmly in Christian values and thought which emphasize justice and right relationships as represented in the ancient and holistic ideal of shalom.
- Hands-on experience in mediation and facilitation
- Cooperative learning with VORP and San Joaquin College of Law
- Faculty members are practitioners in the field
In addition to providing assistantships for current graduate students, this degree prepares professionals for long-term careers in mediation and conflict resolution. For a list of current job openings, please visit the peacemaking and conflict studies job board.
Peter Smith, Ph.D.
- Application form and fee
- Orientation interview with program director
- One current professional reference form
- Statement of intent
- Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
- Letter of explanation if GPA is below 2.75
- Writing sample indicating graduate-level proficiency
Required Courses (minimum 40 Units)
|PACS 700||Peacemaking Institute||2 – 3|
|PACS 708||Conflict Analysis||3|
|PACS 710||Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution||1|
History and Theology
Select a minimum of one of the following
|PACS 702||Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking||3|
|PACS 730||Historical Peacemakers||3|
*May be waived if student has had previous experience in mediation.
|PACS 756||Introductory Practicum in Mediation *||1|
|PACS 758||Advanced Mediation||3|
|PACS 760||Mediation and the Law||3|
Master of Arts Core
|PACS 771||Methods in Peace Research Design||2|
Select one of the following
PACS 799 and
PACS 798Project/Thesis-Peacemaking and Conflict Studies and
|PACS 790||Integration Seminar||2|