Water Cooperation and Diplomacy

A joint MSc Programme, organized by:

About the Master's programme
Ensuring that the needs of the people and ecosystems that rely on water are met effectively requires a comprehensive appreciation of both water,social sciences and diplomacy skills, to address the increasing competition around this critical resource.
IHE Delft in the Netherlands, the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica, and Oregon State University (OSU) in the US, institutions with key expertise in water and peace and conflict studies, have established and jointly deliver a master's degree programme on Water Cooperation and Diplomacy.
The goal of this educational initiative is to train future water managers and other professionals to address competition over water. The programme’s curriculum broadens the scope of approach to conflict and peace, provides a theoretical dimension to conflict, engages with multi-level conflict dimensions and strengthens skills through highly experiential learning opportunities.

In summary

Master's degree programme delivered jointly by UPEACE, in Costa Rica, IHE Delft in the Netherlands, and OSU in the USA



Start date: August in Costa Rica

Winter and spring in the Netherlands

End date: December in USA

How to apply?

Apply through the Admissions website for the University of Peace


Deadlines for applications: March 15th



1st part: UPEACE - Costa Rica

UPEACE is a global leader in research and education related to peace, security and conflict and provides a broad historical, legal and theoretical context to conflict

2nd part: IHE Delft - Netherlands

IHE Delft  carries out educational, research and capacity development activities in the broad fields of water engineering, water management, sanitation and governance. It is the largest international graduate education institute in the field of water.

3rd part: OSU - US

Oregon State University (OSU) has a strong graduate program in Water Resources that will provide students with access to a broad range of courses and faculty expertise.