Peace studies at Arcadia University largely centers on its master’s degree program in international peace and conflict resolution, and is included in this list only because of its programs that allow undergraduates special and accelerated access to its graduate program. The graduate program’s curriculum is based on theory and practice in conflict analysis, management and resolution.
The graduate program also requires international field work either through a global internship or short-term study course. It “is designed to produce graduates who are well-prepared for mid-level positions in a wide variety of government agencies and non-governmental organizations.”
Undergraduates can pursue the an accelerated 3+1.5 program or the 4+1.5 year program. Students in the 3+1.5 year program complete the requirements for an undergraduate major either in international studies (including a required study abroad) or political science within three years before transitioning to graduate-level coursework. Arcadia also offers a selective four and one half year B.A./M.A. program in international peace and conflict resolution.
Amy S Cox, PhD