Saint Paul University - Graduate Programs

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Conflict Studies

Saint Paul University - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Faculty of Human Sciences
Field of Study:Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Thesis Based:Yes


The Faculty of Human Sciences (FHS) at Saint Paul University offers a PhD in Conflict Studies, which is conferred jointly by the senates of Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa under the terms of the federation agreement between them.

This program caters to students from both academic and professional backgrounds. In accordance with Saint Paul University regulations, students have the right to submit their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English. The program is offered on a full-time basis.

The program, administered by the School of Conflict Studies, studies various dimensions of social, political and philosophical conflict from a multilevel and multidisciplinary perspective.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
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    To be considered for admission, applicants must:

    • Hold a master's degree or equivalent in Conflict Studies or in a related discipline (Administration, Canadian Studies, Communication, Criminology, Economy, Ethics, History, Human Geography, Industrial Relations, Intercultural Communication, International Development, International Studies, Labor Relations, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Ethics, Religious Studies, Social Psychology, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Mission Studies and Interreligious Dialogue, Women's Studies).
    • Have achieved a minimum average of 75% (B+);
    • Provide three confidential letters of recommendation;
    • Provide a CV and a statement of purpose outlining their career goals;
    • Identify at least one professor in the program whose research interests correspond to theirs;
    • Provide a detailed draft of their proposed research project.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    It is advisable to apply as early as possible. To make a formal application, applicants must use the on-line interactive application form.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 15, 2020