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Academic Program - The Peace and Reconciliation Studies

Interdisciplinary Masters Degree
Through the MALS Program

The University of Maine Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program focuses on education for peace, justice, human rights, nonviolence, tolerance, global understanding, interdependence and mutuality, and environmental responsibility. As a dramatically emerging field, Peace Studies—ideally suited for the typical MALS adult students—encompasses nine courses in an integrated curriculum that allows teachers and other learners to take graduate-level classes to fulfill their MALS requirements.

Total LIB courses: 12-15 credits.

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In addition, students choose at least two courses from the following list of regularly offered courses. The live courses may be offered in Orono or at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Please check the location.

300 level courses may be taken for graduate credit, under the number PAX 598, through the following process: Notify the Peace and Reconciliation Studies office of your intention to take the 300-level course as a graduate course (to manage any enrollment limits). Consult with the course instructor about combining the content, goals, and requirements of the course with a substantial graduate component. In conjunction with the instructor, write a proposal integrating the content and goals of the 300-level course with appropriate graduate-level work. Send a copy of your proposal to the Director of Peace and Reconciliation Studies and to the Graduate Coordinator of Peace and Reconciliation Studies to keep as a record of the graduate work you have done.

A student may take up to three courses at the 400 level for credit in the MALS Program.

Total PAX courses: 12 credits.

Total required courses: 24-27 credits.

Students may choose from a wide range of electives offered at the graduate level or the upper undergraduate level. Please consult with your Peace and Reconciliation Studies advisor.

3-6 credits.

Total credits: 30-33

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Contact Information

Peace & Reconciliation Studies
5725 East Annex, Rm 202
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-2609 | Fax: (207)581-2640E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469