Graduate Programs

Joint Master's Programs

The University of Winnipeg offers four joint master's programs in the areas of History, Religious Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies and Public Administration.

Background

The University of Winnipeg and The University of Manitoba established four joint master's programs. The resources of both universities were thus made available for graduate work to the Master's level in these disciplines. Students enrolling in a Joint Master's Program enjoy at both universities all the rights and privileges normally accorded to graduate students; two months before their expected date of graduation they shall declare in writing the university from which they wish to receive their degree.

As part of the agreement establishing these Joint Master's Programs, it was arranged that administrative aspects, e.g. admission, registration, etc. would be entirely in the hands of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at The University of Manitoba. All prospective graduate students must complete the official application for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba and consult with the Graduate Chair at The University of Winnipeg.

Joint Master's Program Frequently Asked Questions

Joint Master's Program in History

Joint Master's Program in Public Administration

Joint Master's Program in Religion

Joint Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies


Joint Master's Program in History


Graduate Chair
The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Anne-Laurence Caudano

Graduate Chair
The University of Manitoba
Dr. Sarah Elvins

Chair, Joint Discipline Committee
The University of Manitoba
Dr. Sarah Elvins


The joint Master of Arts program is offered by the History Departments of The University of Winnipeg and The University of Manitoba. Courses and thesis direction are offered at both institutions, and students completing the program may elect to receive their degrees from both of the participating universities. Students may choose between a course M.A. and a thesis M.A. The first involves four courses, three of which should be 7000/700-level History courses. In addition, the student is required to select a major field, and must pass both a written and an oral comprehensive examination upon that field. The second choice involves two 7000/700-level courses and the presentation of a thesis. In both programs the student is required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language (French for Canadian History).

See History MA Fact Sheet [PDF]

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More information and course offerings - History


Joint Master's Program in Public Administration


Chair
The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Joan Grace

Associate Chair
The University of Manitoba
Dr. Barry Ferguson

Chair, Joint Discipline Committee
Dr. Joan Grace

This Master's program is offered jointly by the Department of Political Science of The University of Winnipeg and the Department of Political Studies of The University of Manitoba. Unless otherwise specified by particular agreements attached to its creation, the program is governed by the general procedures and regulations devised by the two universities for Joint Master's Programs.

The objective the program is to provide students, both full- and part-time, with a sound knowledge of Public Administration. The approach is interdisciplinary, although courses in Political Science/Political Studies are emphasized. The core exposes all students to a common set of courses designed to encourage both innovative and integrative perspectives. The Public Administration emphasis allows interested students to obtain knowledge of both the theory and the practice of government organizations, including knowledge of the political, economic, social and other contexts in which they operate.

See Master of Public Administration Fact Sheet [PDF]

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Joint Master's Program in Religion


Graduate Chair
The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Carlos Colorado

Chair, Joint Discipline Committee
The University of Manitoba
Dr. D. Drewes

Chair, Joint Discipline Committee
The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Carlos Colorado


The Department of Religious Studies at The University of Winnipeg and the Department of Religion at The University of Manitoba offer a Joint Master of Arts Program. Graduates of either university who have completed a recognized pre-Master's program in Religion, or who hold a B.A.(Honours) in Religion, or have completed a program equivalent to a pre-Master's or Honours in any recognized university of college, are eligible to apply. University of Winnipeg students can also qualify for admission by completing the Bachelor of Arts (4-year) degree in Religious Studies. Applications will also be considered from B.A. (Honours) graduates in other disciplines with a strong background in Religious Studies. Students completing the Joint M.A. Program may elect to receive their degree from either of the participating universities.


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Joint Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies


Chair
The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Dean Peachey, Global College

Associate Chair
The University of Manitoba
Dr. S. Byrne, Mauro Centre

Chair, Joint Discipline Committee
The University of Winnipeg
Dr. D. Peachey, Global College


This joint Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies is offered by the Conflict Resolution Studies Program at the University of Winnipeg in cooperation with the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba - encompasses analysis of social conflicts including the structural roots of social divisions and inequalities, as well as strategies for transforming conflict and promoting social justice. The program uses holistic and interdisciplinary approaches to prepare students to pursue independent research and practice in local, national and global and conflict dynamics and issues. The degree is offered with either a thesis option or a comprehensive examination.  Students completing the Joint MA in Peace and Conflict Studies will receive a joint parchment, and may choose to participate in convocation at either of the two universities.

See Peace and Conflict Studies MA Fact Sheet [PDF]

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