American University - UN University for Peace Master's Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
American University - UN University for Peace MA in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
A unique partnership between American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C., and the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica has been created to establish a dual master's degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.
This two year program will provide professionals with interdisciplinary training for the challenges faced by a growing world population in a changing environment. Limited resources, environmental constraints and the distribution of wealth in the world economy create a compelling need to address these issues through the application of natural and social science. American University is uniquely situated to do this through its strengths in international relations, environmental policy and economics. The University for Peace provides
unparalleled opportunities to offer courses on sustainable development and natural resources management.
Graduates of this program will facilitate international cooperation as leaders in environmental policy design grounded in a thorough understanding of the ethical and conceptual elements of conflict prevention and human
security. By providing a comprehensive and integrative approach to the study of natural resources and sustainable development, and peace and security, students will integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of the field and become skilled in environmental conflict management.
Students enrolled in this program will spend their first and last semesters in Washington, D.C. and their second and third semesters in the unique environment of Costa Rica. In the summer between the first and second year, students will participate in applied practical work through a professional internship. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English and a second United Nations official language, and complete an oral comprehensive exam. Upon completion of the program students will earn Master's Degrees from both American University and the University for Peace. All courses will be taught in English.
Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree or equivalent, normally with a cumulative grade point average of at least at 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 and should have substantive social science coursework relevant to international studies. Applications are available on-line.
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY'S SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Located in Washington, D.C., American University's School of International Service is the largest school of international affairs in the United States. American University's main campus includes the School of International Service, the School of Public Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication, the Kogod School of Business and the Washington College of Law.
THE UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE
The University for Peace was established as a Treaty Organization under an International Agreement specifically approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1980. It is established "with a clear determination to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations." Members of its Council are appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Visit American University's School of International Service's Web site given below or the University for Peace's Web site at www.upeace.org. American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university. The University for Peace accepts students from all parts of the world, regardless of sex, creed, race, political affiliation or nationality.
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, School of International Service
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8071
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