MA in Conflict Transformation

Class Type:
Online, Hybrid, In person
$771 per credit hour
Upcoming Start Dates:
May 15 (Summer), August 29 (Fall)
Program Options:
MA, Graduate Certificate, Professional Development
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)

In a world full of conflict you can make a difference. Prepare to lead organizations and movements that address interpersonal conflicts and sustained, structural conflicts within organizations, communities, and nations.

Study Options for 2023-24

CJP will be offering a mix of hybrid and online courses in order to keep all students, faculty, and staff safe. Please consult with the CJP registrar to put together a schedule that meets your academic and health/safety needs.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2023 Enrollment (International): February 15th
  • Summer 2023 Enrollment (U.S.): April 15th
  • Fall 2023 Enrollment (International): May 15th
  • Fall 2023 Enrollment (U.S.): July 15th


Master of Arts Core (15 SH)

  • Foundations 1 sequence
    • PAX 533 Analysis: Understanding Conflict (3 SH)
    • PAX 532 Formation for Peacebuilding Practice (3 SH) 
  • Foundations 2 sequence
    • PAX 635 Global Challenges, Local Struggles and Transnational Solidarities (3 SH)
    • One elective course from an approved list of courses (3 SH)
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 SH)

Conflict Transformation Required Courses (6 SH)

  • PAX 665 Designing Processes for Conflict Transformation (fall) (3 SH)
    • Please note this is a new requirement for MACT students beginning Fall 2022

And choose one of the following:

  • PAX 601 Mediation & Negotiation (fall) (3 SH)
  • PAX 676 Restorative Justice Practices (spring) (3 SH)
  • PAX 610 Facilitation: Process Design & Skills for Dialogue, Deliberation & Decision-making (spring) (3 SH)

Electives (15-18 SH)

  • Additional skills courses, other PAX courses [See courses offered now], or other courses decided with your faculty advisor based on your interests and goals. CJP’s annual Summer Peacebuilding Institute is also an excellent opportunity to pick up interesting elective courses taught by practitioner experts.

Practicum (6-9 SH)

  • PAX 682 Practicum 
    • CJP accepts one student petition per year to complete PAX 683 Thesis in lieu of PAX 682 Practicum



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