This program is designed for students and practicing professionals engaged in the planning, regulation, management, and conduct of peace operations. Students obtain a working knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research, and practices required to effectively and efficiently participate in or conduct a peace operation. Students also learn to think critically and analytically about the problems and challenges in this field and communicate their analyses clearly and effectively through written and oral presentations.
Please see Graduate Admission Policies for general information on graduate admission to George Mason University. Specific information on application requirements and deadlines may be found on the Schar admissions website.
Completed applications for fall and spring semesters are reviewed on a rolling basis, with late applications considered on a space-available basis.
Students admitted to a Schar program will be terminated from Schar upon receiving one grade of F and are no longer eligible to take courses in Schar. Per university regulation, students are terminated from the university after accumulating grades of F in two courses or 9 credits of unsatisfactory grades in graduate courses.
See AP.6 Graduate Policies for more information.
Total credits: 38
Peace Operations Core Courses
|PUBP 650||International Conflict and Crisis Response||3|
|PUBP 651||Peace and Stabilization Operations||3|
|PUBP 652||Strategies for Peace and Stabilization Operations||4|
|PUBP 653||Interagency Operations in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings||3|
|PUBP 654||Analysis for Peace Operations||3|
|PUBP 655||State- and Institution-Building||4|
|PUBP 503||Culture, Organization, and Technology (3 credits)||3|
|Select 15 credits from the following, in consultation with the student's advisor. 1||15|
|Topics in Public Policy|
|International Police Operations|
|Human Smuggling and Trafficking|
|Directed Readings and Research|
|Introduction to Management of Nonprofits|
|Disaster Response Operations and Recovery|
|The NGO: Policy and Management|
|Issues in International Security|
|Issues in International Management|
|Special Topics in International Commerce and Policy|
|Special Topics in International Commerce and Policy: Study Abroad|
|Refugees in the Contemporary World|
|Identity and Conflict|
|Human Rights Theory and Practice in Comparative Perspective|
Other courses must be approved by the program director or academic advisor.