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MA Degree in Conflict Transformation Requirements

The Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation is awarded upon successful completion of 45 semester hours. This includes a 15 credit required core, a fall or spring skills assessment course, electives, and the practicum. Students work with a faculty advisor to establish a course of study that will meet that student’s vocational goals. When pursued full time, the program can be completed in two academic years; limited-residency students normally finish in three to five years. All students are required to spend at least one spring semester (January-May) on campus.

To graduate, the student must meet all course and practicum requirements, earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 for the Master of Arts (a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the Graduate Certificate program), master program assessment criteria for competency, and obtain formal approval of the faculty for graduation.

Master of Arts Core (15 SH)

Skills assessment courses (3 SH)

(Choose at least one):

  • PAX 601 Mediation & Negotiation (fall)
  • PAX 676 Restorative Justice Practices (spring)
  • PAX 588 Nonviolent Mobilization for Social Change (spring)
  • PAX 610 Facilitation: Process Design & Skills for Dialogue, Deliberation & Decision-making (spring)

Electives (18-21 SH)

Practicum PAX 682 (6-9 SH)

MA Degree in Restorative Justice Requirements

The Master of Arts in Restorative Justice is awarded upon successful completion of 45 semester hours. This includes a 15 credit required core, required restorative justice courses, cross-disciplinary elective courses, and the practicum. Students work with a faculty advisor to establish a course of study that will meet that student’s vocational goals. When pursued full time, the program can be completed in two years; limited-residency students normally finish in three to five years. All students are required to spend at least one spring semester (January-April) on campus.

To graduate, the student must meet all course and practicum requirements, earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 for the Master of Arts (a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the Graduate Certificate program), master program assessment criteria for competency, and obtain formal approval of the faculty for graduation

Master of Arts Core (15 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)

Practicum PAX 682 (6-9 SH)

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