College of Arts and Sciences

International Peace and Conflict Resolution

College of Arts and Sciences

Colleges / Schools


Program Types

Program at a Glance

  • Two-year full-time program; part-time option available.
  • Program cohort begins in the fall.
  • Degree conferred and Commencement occurs after the second spring semester.
  • Spend one week studying abroad with your cohort.
  • Complete your internship requirement in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Individualized Capstone project aligned with career aspirations.

Dual Degree Options

In addition to the Master of Arts degree, Arcadia offers dual degree options:

  • IPCR/International Relations and DiplomacyThree-year program leading to dual Master of Arts degrees. One and a half years in Glenside and one and a half years at the American Graduate School in Paris, France.
  • IPCR/Counseling. Three-year program in Glenside leading to dual Master of Arts degrees. Trauma and conflict focus; accredited counseling program.
  • IPCR/Public Health. Three-year program in Glenside leading to a Master of Public Health and Master of Arts degrees.

Undergraduate Pathways

Two pre-IPCR pathways are available to undergraduate students:

  • 4+1.5 Program: Students pursue a liberal arts undergraduate major in the social sciences or humanities, and then apply for admission to the IPCR program in their senior year.
  • 3+1.5 Accelerated Program: Students earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in five years.