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War and Peace Studies

War and Peace Studies

Applications are now open for Ohio University’s Center for International Studies MA program in War & Peace Studies!

This unique, 1 year residential MA program at the Athens campus is designed to prepare students interested in careers in international affairs related to the complex dynamics of peace, conflict, and violence. As the only interdisciplinary MA program in Ohio that emphasizes both conflict and peacebuilding dynamics, students can expect to graduate with 21 st century skills directed at solving some of the most challenging issues of our time.

Program Curriculum

This 30 credit program is designed to be completed with 2 consecutive semesters in residence on our beautiful Athens campus. The requirement are:

  • INST 6500, Research in War & Peace (4 credits, fall term only)
  • 4 credits of methodology in war and peace research
  • 4 credits of area studies courses on a specific world region
  • 16 credits of war and peace electives (choose from over 40 courses across 10 departments)
  • INST 5701 and 5702 (1 credit each), professional development in international studies
  • A comprehensive exam designed by the War & Peace affiliated faculty

Admission Requirements

This program seeks qualified applicants interested in professional careers or further study in the fields on international conflict and peacebuilding. For unconditional admission, prospective students will require;

  • A 4 year BA degree (or international equivalent) in a related field and a 3.0 GPA (official transcripts)
  • A resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose describing the student’s academic interests and career plans (approximately 500 words).
  • TOEFL of 80+ for non-native English speakers

This program does not require the GRE for admission.

How to Apply?

Please contact the program director, Dr. Matthew LeRiche