The Joint M.A. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies (JMP-PACS) encompasses:
the analysis and resolution of social conflicts
peace research that examines the structural roots of social conflicts, divisions, and social inequalities
strategies for building community and promoting social justice
The program is supervised by the Joint Discipline Committee (JDC), consisting of faculty members of the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Courses and thesis direction are offered at both institutions, and students completing the program may elect to receive their degrees from both of the participating universities. Students may choose between a course/practicum option and a thesis option.
The Ph.D. Program provides a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to prepare students to pursue independent research aimed at analyzing and resolving the complex issues facing the global milieu of peace and conflict using a variety of conflict resolution, social justice and peace studies tools, processes, and methods.