School of Health and Human Sciences

Academic Programs

Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at UNCG is dedicated to providing high quality, professional training in multiple conflict intervention and prevention skills such as mediation, negotiation, facilitation, restorative practices, violence prevention, anti-bullying initiatives, and collaborative problem solving.


Our recently updated curriculum includes a wide scope of practice and research, and the master’s culminates with the practicum [PCS 690 Integrated ColloquiumProfessional Development Project]. Our faculty is here to advise you through your academic journey and help you customize your plan of study. Coursework can be completed in the evening, on campus, and online—allowing flexible and convenient access to anyone interested in the program.

Which program is right for you?

Master of Arts Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Average Time to Complete 2 years 1 Year
Credit Hours 33 12
  • 8 core courses
  • 3 concentration requirements
  • 6 core requests
Delivery Method Asynchronous online and on campus Asynchronous online and on campus
Concentration (optional)
  • International Peace Development
  • Conflict Management
  • Joint Civil-Military Interaction
Admission Requirements BA or BS, any major
3.0 GPA
BA or BS, any major
3.0 GPA


Distance Learning

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies ensures that distance learners have full accessibility to every course within our graduate, certificate, and undergraduate programs. All of our online courses are asynchronous and 100% online.

Further information regarding online programs can be found at the UNCG Online.



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