Graduate certificate in Conflict Transformation

For professionals seeking a personally-designed curriculum based on their interests, work and organizational missions, the 18-credit graduate certificate in conflict transformation allows for flexibility – and connection to the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding's expert faculty and global alumni network.

Highlights include:

  • Faculty mentors who are on the leading edge of research and practice in the field of conflict resolution and conflict transformation;
  • Curriculum designed for your interests with minimal core requirements;
  • Connection to CPJ's global alumni network of over 600 graduates;
  • Flexible study options for professionals with summer courses, weekend courses and single-day-a-week semester options; and
  • Graduate courses taken with master's degree students at CJP.

Start Dates

  • Summer Semester: May 15, 2023
  • Fall Semester: August 29, 2023

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

Curriculum (18 SH)

Required courses (9 SH)

  • Foundations 1 sequence
    • PAX 533 Analysis: Understanding Conflict (3 SH) 
    • PAX 532 Formation for Peacebuilding Practice (3 SH)
  • PAX 665 Designing Processes for Conflict Transformation
  • Please note this is a new requirement for GCCT students beginning Fall 2022

Electives (9 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.

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