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Peace and Conflict Studies

UMass Lowell is the only university in New England to offer both an undergraduate major and a Master of Arts in in Peace and Conflict Studies and one of the few universities in the country where students can earn both a BA and MA in Peace and Conflict Studies in as little as five years.

Peace and Conflict Studies Graduates with logo Alumni Osato and Anusha with the school and program logos.
Photo by Mehmet Yavuz

"The graduate program in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution has equipped me with effective conflict resolutions skills. I am effectively applying these skills at my present job as an advisor in an education travel non-profit organization. The graduate program at UMass Lowell reinforced my belief in the effectiveness of peace and made me realize and appreciate the role of women at the forefront of peace building. While at UMass Lowell, I met notable individuals who have devoted their lives towards peace and conflict resolution."

-Oluchi Ogbu, alumnus

"The UMass Lowell graduate program in peace and conflict studies, with its concentration options, encouraged me to further explore and develop my passion and interest in the area of policy and advocacy, allowing me the opportunity to focus on equity issues impacting marginalized populations in the greater Boston area."

-Michele Ross, alumnus

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