Peace, Conflict, and Security Studies, MA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 33

Core Courses
Thematic Core
POLS 5203ProSeminar in International Relations3
POLS 5253Conflict Management and Peacebuilding3
POLS 5403ProSeminar in Comparative Politics3
POLS 5103Research Design3
POLS 5013Quantitative Methods3
Hours Subtotal15
Must fulfill the following two areas (12 hours). Students must take at least one class in a different area:12
Conflict & Peace Studies
Topics Seminar in International Relations
International Organization
Understanding and Responding to Terrorism
Seminar in Political Geography
Global Communication and Public Diplomacy
Nation Branding
Transnational Criminal Organizations and the War on Drugs
Complex Emergencies
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Appropriate electives with approval of Director of Graduate Studies
Justice & Sustainability
Topics Seminar in International Relations (Human Rights/Transitional Justice)
Seminar in the International Political Economy
Topics Seminar in Comparative Politics (Social Movements)
Topics Seminar in Comparative Politics (Electoral Integrity)
Seminar in Women and Politics
Emergency Management in the International Setting
Climate Change: Past, Present and Future
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Geography of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Politics of the Global Economy
Global Development
Global Poverty and Inequality
Global Population and Social Problems
Seminar in Environmental Justice
Gender and the Middle East
Hours Subtotal12
Thesis or Report
Select thesis or report:6
Directed Study
Creative Component
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours33

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.