Peace & Conflict Studies

Graduate Certificate

Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies 

Contact:
David Turcotte
978-934-4682 
David_Turcotte@uml.edudavid_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.501 - 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 adn Conflict Studies
PCST.5120 Community Conflict Resolution
PCST.5270 Sustainable Housing Development & Land Use; Conflict, Policy/Practce
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
EDUC.6520 Managing Change and Conflict

Organizational Leadership

CRIM.5130 Crisis and Emergency Management
PSYC.5000 Introduction to Community Social Psychology
PSYC.5260 Workplace Diversity
PSYC.5450 Community and Organizational Change
57.511 Dynamics of Power and Authority
57.532 Advance Community Dynamics
57.598 Organizational Dynamics and Regional Development
PSYC.5460 Grant Writing or 57.546 Grant Writing

Policy Analysis 

CRIM.5260 Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes
CRIM.5490 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
CRIM.5680 Contemporary Security Studies
PCST.5020 Seminar in Peace an Conflict Studies
PCST.5120 Community Conflict Resolution
PCST.5250 Gender, Work and Peace
PCST.5450 Policies 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.5270 Immigrant Psychology and Communities
PSYC.5470 Community Mapping 
POLI.5150 Politics and Economics of Public Policy

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