Program posted by: University of Haifa
Posted on: March 19, 2013
Exceptional students looking to make a difference in the world are invited to come to the University of Haifa and use Israel as their living classroom in the innovative 12-month master's degree program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies. This full-degree program, taught in English, combines an in-depth understanding of theory with applications from a regional and international perspective. Students will investigate ethno-national, cultural and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. They will study and evaluate different approaches to conflict management and peacemaking, while immersing themselves in a region that offers a great deal of relevant real-life case studies. The MA degree in Peace and Conflict Management Studies is awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The Academic Program
The interdisciplinary program was created to give students a solid background of theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on field experience. It consists of the following main components:
Field trips give students a first-hand acquaintance with the reality of government agencies and non-government organizations that are dealing with conflict management issues on a daily basis.
These trips are intend to enhance understanding of some the constraints and challenges of the field, facilitate discussions with professionals who are dealing with these issues, and stimulate ideas for the students for further research and study.
The normal program can be completed in one year of full-time study taught over three consecutive semesters from October through August. Students wishing to qualify for the Ph.D. program at the University of Haifa will need to complete a research thesis in the semester or year following the completion of their coursework.
General Admission Requirements:
• Accredited BA, diploma and transcript
• A minimum of 3.0 GPA or equivalent to 80%
• TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test), 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test)
• Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
• Copy of your valid passport & six passport-sized photos
• Personal statement (500-700 words)
• Medical forms
• Work experience in an organization for human rights, coexistence, or peace (preferred, not required)
Students who have not taken introductory courses in the social sciences during their undergraduate degree will have to successfully complete two courses before being accepted to the program:
1. One introductory course in either psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, or international relations.
2. One introductory course in methodology (research methods, statistics)
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