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MA in Restorative Justice

Class Type:
Online, Hybrid, In person
$771 per credit hour
Next Start Date:
Late May, 2022
Program Options:
MA, Graduate Certificate, Professional Development
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)

Prepare for leadership roles in reforming criminal-legal systems and advancing creative approaches to justice and healing. Learn theory and practice to redress harm, create systems of participatory truth-telling and change oppressive structures in order to prevent future harm.  

Online Options for 2020-21

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.


Master of Arts Core (15 SH)

  • PAX 534 Foundations for Justice & Peacebuilding 1 (6 SH)
  • PAX 634 Foundations for Justice & Peacebuilding 2 (6 SH) 
    • Please note that for the 2021-22 year academic year, PAX 635 plus a 3 credit hour course from an approved list will satisfy the PAX 634 Foundations 2 requirement
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 SH)

Restorative Justice Required Courses (9 SH)

  • PAX 571 Restorative Justice: Principles, Theories & Applications (3 SH)
  • PAX 676 Restorative Justice Practices (3 SH)
  • PAX 677 Restorative Justice and Whole System Approaches (3 SH)

Electives (12-15 SH)

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Practicum (6-9 SH)

  • PAX 682 Practicum (in select cases a student can petition to complete PAX 683 Thesis in lieu of the practicum)
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