What makes us unique

What makes our graduate program unique among peace programs?

Alumni network

Our students join a global network of peacebuilders – more than 450 in 60 countries around the world.

Practice-focused

Because we can only become better practitioners by practicing, skills modules are woven into core courses. Students take at least one specialized skills course. The program includes a semester-long practicum placement, and all faculty members are also practitioners.

Preparing adaptive, integrative practitioners…

The one constant in our work is our self, so we focus on developing self-awareness, self-management, self-care and resilience, and reflective practice.

… for a vocation

A calling is more than a job – but we all need to eat. So we regularly revise our courses to reflect best practices; each student creates a professional portfolio; and all students are mentored in the creation of a specialization.