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Students may be full or part-time. Master’s students will complete 36 credits, and pass a final examination. A full-time student may complete the program in three semesters. Part-time students should complete it within three years, with extension beyond that requiring program approval.
Nine credits of foundations include
Distribution requirements include
Final Graduation Requirements
For graduation, students are required to fulfill one of three final requirements. 1) Three written examinations, one for each of our distribution areas. 2) A final thesis, according to University regulations. 3) Or, an extended research paper. (See Graduation Requirements.)
The application is available online (see the link on our program web page) Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent. There is a $70, non-refundable application fee. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and interests. Admission will be based on the over-all strength of the application packet. We look for students with the clear ability to excel in rigorous academic coursework, to think independently and creatively, and who have a commitment to reducing violent conflict through negotiation and nonviolent means.
Admission Requirements for the MA Program
Applicants will submit:
Applications for Fall may be submitted at any time. They will be evaluated promptly when all application material is complete, and acceptance notices sent out within weeks. Our initial deadline for Fall applications is May 15, especially for foreign students. However, we may continue to evaluate applications up until July 1, as space permits.
Normally. admission is for Fall only. The introductory Graduate Seminar is given each Fall, and that is a foundation for participation in the program. Under special circumstances, we will consider an application for Spring admission.
Tuition and Fees
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Notice Well! After one year of residency in the State of New Jersey, students may file for New Jersey Residency status, which entitles the student to “in-state” tuition rates. For details, go to: