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    Jul 04, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environment, Peace, and Conflict Resolution (Graduate Certificate)


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Offered by the School of International Service , the Environment, Peace, and Conflict Resolution (Graduate Certificate) equips students with the knowledge and skills to address a growing set of challenges at the intersection of environmental change, natural resource management, violent conflict, and the mediation and resolution of conflict. Students completing the program are conversant with leading theories of the links between environmental change and violent conflict, and understand and are able to deploy strategies for environmental peacemaking, peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Admission to the Program


Open to students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit their official transcripts along with a one page statement of purpose.

Non-native English speakers are required to submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) unless they hold a degree from a U.S.-accredited institution before enrollment at SIS. The minimum TOEFL score for full admission consideration is 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 9 credit hours at or above 600-level with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit

Course Requirements


GEP Elective (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

IPCR Elective (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other approved courses:

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