Peace & Conflict Studies

Graduate Certificate

Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

Contact: David Turcotte, 978-934-4682, David_turcotte@uml.edu

It is vitally important that we understand the causes of conflict, learn constructive ways to resolve them, and build peaceful relationships. Social injustice is a key source of conflict, and the dynamics of inequality and diversity are at the core of this program.

The certificate will be particularly valuable for:

  • Those who have encountered conflict in their personal and/or professional lives.
  • People working in very diverse fields, such as human services, law enforcement, health care, business, education and community organizing, who need skills in understanding and handling conflicts.
  • Undergraduates interested in graduate studies.

This certificate program requires the completion of 12 credits comprised of one required course and three approved electives.

About Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificate Application Form

Requirements:

  • Strategies of Conflict Transformation (PCST.5010 - 3 credits) - required core course
  • Three Elective Courses (total of 9 credits)

Elective Courses

Some courses have relevance to multiple options and are therefore included in more than one option. Other courses may be added with the permission of the Graduate Coordinator.

Conflict Resolution

  • PCST.5020 Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • PCST.5120 Community Conflict Resolution
  • PCST.5270 Sustainable Housing Development & Land Use; Conflict, Policy / Practice
  • PCST.5230 Everyday Peace
  • PCST.5450 Politics of Repression and Dissent
  • PCST.5550 Mediation: Theory and Practice
  • PCST.5580 Peace and Conflict Field Experience
  • PSYC.5000 Introduction to Community Social Psychology
  • PSYC.5030 Applied Social Psychology
  • PSYC.5220 Psychology of Diversity
  • PSYC.5420 Working with Groups
  • PSYC.6250 Advanced Community Dynamics: Lowell
  • PCST.5120 Community Conflict Resolution
  • EDUC.6520 Managing Change and Conflict

Organizational Leadership

  • PCST.5020 Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • PCST.5120 Community Conflict Resolution
  • PCST.5250 Gender, Work and Peace
  • PCST.5450 Politics of Repression and Dissent
  • PCST.5550 Mediation, Theory and Practice
  • PCST.5580 Peace and Conflict Field Experience
  • CRIM.5130 Crisis and Emergency Management
  • PSYC.5000 Introduction to Community Social Psychology
  • PSYC.5260 Workplace Diversity
  • PSYC.5450 Community and Organizational Change
  • PSYC.5460 Grant Writing

Policy Analysis

  • PCST.5020 Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • PCST.5250 Gender, Work and Peace
  • PCST.5270 Sustainable Housing Development & Land Use: Conflict Policy/Practice
  • PCST.5450 Politics of Repression and Dissent
  • PCST.5500 Analyzing Peace, Violence & War
  • PCST.5580 Peace and Conflict Studies Field Experience
  • CRIM.5260 Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes
  • CRIM.5490 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • CRIM.5680 Contemporary Security Studies
  • PSYC.5000 Introduction to Community Social Psychology
  • PSYC.5270 Immigrant Psychology and Communities
  • PSYC.5470 Community Mapping
  • POLI.5150 Politics and Economics of Public Policy

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