Focusing on conflict transformation and the building of peaceful and just societies

Buddha statue on PCS study abroad trip to India

What is peace and conflict studies?

Peace and Conflict Studies focuses on nonviolent forms of conflict resolution, social justice, and peacebuilding in various social settings from the global to local, such as by international agencies, NGOs, community organizations, nonprofits, and in education.

The Department emphasizes social justice, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. We equip students with valuable and in-demand skills such as negotiation, mediation, group facilitation, collaborative problem solving, and violence intervention.

learn about our programs

Peace and Conflict Studies Students in class

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Students in the bachelor’s program have the option of completing their degree in-person or online.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Students in the master’s program in Peace and Conflict Studies choose from two concentrations: Sustainable Peace and Justice (in-person) and Transformative Peace and Conflict (online)

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Students with undergraduate degrees have the opportunity to further their education with a certificate that can be completed on-campus or online.

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Best Bachelor’s in Peace and Conflict Studies According to Social Work Degree Guide


 Estimated Peacekeepers JOBS in the U.S. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


ANTICIPATED INCREASE in number of Jobs for mediators by 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)