SIT Graduate Institute believes in learning by doing. After two semesters of class with Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation professors who’ve worked in conflict zones, you’ll complete your MA with a real-world practicum in the United States or abroad. SIT also offers specialties in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Innovation and Management, and Policy Analysis and Advocacy.
You’ll study theory and practice of conflict transformation, learn to analyze conflict and find solutions. You’ll work with an organization that turns that theory to practice, getting hands-on knowledge, enhancing your résumé, and gaining professional contacts. The practicum – during which you’ll remain in contact with SIT professors and fellow students – is followed by a final presentation on campus.
Students can also opt to take short-term, intensive field courses in the United States or abroad. These one- to four-week intensives, usually in January, provide you with even more opportunities to connect with peacebuilding professionals.
SIT students have done practicum work throughout the United States with organizations such as the Caribbean-Central American Action in Washington, DC, and the Junior Youth Program of Magdalene Carney Baha’i Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. They’ve also worked with peacebuilding organizations in Kenya, India, Germany, and many more countries.