The MS in Peace Operations program requires 38 credit hours of coursework.
Peace Operations Core Courses (20 credit hours)
PUBP 650 International Conflict and Crisis Response: This course examines the challenges and responsibilities facing professionals engaged in the planning, conduct, and evaluation of peace operations. (3 credits)
PUBP 651 Peace and Stabilization Operations: This course investigates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the professional engaged in peace operations. (3 credits)
PUBP 652 Strategies for Peace and Stabilization Operations: This course concentrates on the institutional mindsets, characteristics, and behaviors of the actors involved in peace operations. Special attention is also paid to developing students’ graduate-level research and writing skills. (4 credits)
PUBP 653 Interagency Operations in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: This course examines the U.S. Interagency process as it relates to peace operations. The course explores significant problems hampering interagency cooperation today and recent policy directives, frameworks, and initiatives developed to address this situation. (3 credits)
PUBP 654 Analysis for Peace Operations: This course explores theories of human behavior and social systems as they relate to conflict at the interpersonal, community, and international level. The class provides a foundation of academic thinking about the role of conflict in violent and peaceful social change. (3 credits)
PUBP 655 State- and Institution-Building: Through an analysis of contemporary and historical cases, this class will examine the process of state building across different world regions giving special attention to the rule of law and governance in periods of political fragility and post-conflict situations. (4 credits)
The Schar School Common Course (3credit hours)
PUBP 503 Culture, Organization and Technology: Examines the influence of culture in societal, political, economic and
technological processes, nationally and internationally. (3 credits)
Electives (15 hours)
Students will complete 5 elective courses chosen in consultation with their academic advisors.