What makes us unique

What makes our graduate program unique among peace programs?

Alumni network

Our students join a global network of peacebuilders – more than 450 in 60 countries around the world.


Because we can only become better practitioners by practicing, skills modules are woven into core courses. Students take at least one specialized skills course. The program includes a semester-long practicum placement, and all faculty members are also practitioners.

Preparing adaptive, integrative practitioners…

The one constant in our work is our self, so we focus on developing self-awareness, self-management, self-care and resilience, and reflective practice.

… for a vocation

A calling is more than a job – but we all need to eat. So we regularly revise our courses to reflect best practices; each student creates a professional portfolio; and all students are mentored in the creation of a specialization.