Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
WHY A HYBRID MASTER'S IN PEACE AND JUSTICE LEADERSHIP?
Peace and justice leadership is a multidisciplinary field at the intersection of political science, social psychology, public affairs, and sociology challenging future leaders to tackle urgent issues of identity and inequality that lie at the heart of almost every local, regional, and global conflict.
Created especially for mission-driven, full-time and part-time professionals to earn a master’s degree online, with brief residencies, without stepping off the career track. This program provides you with the skill set and global know-how of experts in peacebuilding, social activism, policy advocacy, and change leadership.
Begin with a two-week summer residency on our beautiful Vermont campus, where you’ll meet your cohort and network with peace and justice experts during SIT’s prestigious CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program.
For the rest of the summer and through the fall and spring semesters, you will begin deeply experiential learning with your cohort online, taking six credits per semester to study conflict analysis; strategic peacebuilding; policy advocacy; civil resistance; and theories of peace and justice leadership.
During your second two-week summer residency at the start of year two, you will reconvene with your cohort in South Africa and travel to Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg to examine post-conflict transitions, the ongoing struggle for racial justice, and how apartheid was overcome. Interact with global scholars and leaders in the field and engage in traveling seminars and trips into the bush. In the fall, you will explore three essential skills in peace and justice leadership: negotiation, mediation, and dialogue. You will complete a group capstone project in the final semester of the program.
Peace and justice leadership is a deep field with myriad career options and possibilities. With this powerful combination of in-person and online experiential learning, SIT’s master’s degree in Peace and Justice Leadership prepares you to address the causes and consequences of complex and multilayered crises and to help build sustained peace.