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United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE): Deadine for Applications February 15th 2010


Are you are still trying to figure out what to next year? Are you thinking seriously about graduate school but worried about today's economic climate? Are you are interested in working someday for the United Nations or a like-minded organization? Are you looking for a practitioner-based approach to education where you spend time in the field learning about critical issues with one of the most diverse learning communities in the world? Are you just plain sick of winter weather and in need of a tropical change-of-pace.

Whatever the reason, The United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica may be a good fit for you and it's not too late to apply for the 2010-2011 academic year - Applications are due February 15th 2010.

This year over 200 students from 57 countries have convened on our 600 acre campus/natural reserve to study systematic and innovative approaches to peacebuilding in one of our ten intensive masters programs. All programs are one year long and taught in English. We do not currently have any programs the PHD level.

Degree Programs:

UPEACE offers ten intensive one-year Masters degree programs:

* MA in Environmental Security and Peace
* MA in Gender and Peacebuilding
* MA in International Law and Human Rights
* MA in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes
* MA in International Peace Studies
* MA in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies
* MA in Natural Resources and Peace
* MA in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
* MA in Peace Education
* MA in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development

Admissions Requirements:

1. Completed online application form
2. Official Undergraduate Transcript/Course of Studies
3. Three Letters of Recommendation
4. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resumé
5. Statement of Purpose
6. Proof of English Proficiency
7. Graduate Financial Worksheet
8. Six Recent Passport-Size Photographs
9. Copy of main pages of the passport
10. Costa Rican Entry Visa Application Form

*Note: The US GRE is not required for admission*

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information: UPEACE does provide a limited number of tuition waivers to admitted students but applicants are encouraged to research additional external sources prior to applying. We have a list of financial aid resources to make this process easier. It is continually updated with new information. (http://www.upeaceus.org/upeace/financial-aid-resources.html)

The deadline for applications for the 2010-2011 academic year is February 15, 2010.

Email me (Nick Martin) with any questions at nmartin@upeace.org or send an email to Carla Ortiz, Head of Academic Administration at: admissions@upeace.org

Find us on the Web:

UPEACE/US: At UPEACE/US we work closely with the UPEACE Department of Academic Administration to make it easier for students toapply to UPEACE. The UPEACE/US website has a number of resources for interested students (http://www.upeaceus.org/upeace/apply-to-upeace.html).

Feel free to pass along these details to friends and family who may be interested. From the UPEACE family to yours, we hope you think seriously about spending a year with us!

In peace,

Nick Martin
Executive Director of UPEACE/US
M.A. in Peace Education '06

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