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    Apr 15, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024

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 with grades of C or better, including at least 9 credit hours at or above 600-level
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Graduate Academic Regulations 4.11 , 5 6 )

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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