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Peace and Conflict Studies

UMass Lowell's interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Studies program addresses the causes of conflict and methods to build peace.

Undergraduate and graduate students explore methods for promoting social justice, participating in advocacy work, causes of conflict and violence, approaches to resolve conflicts and violence, and practices to transform conflict.

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 B.A. and M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies in as little as five years.

Why Choose the Peace & Conflict Studies Program at UMass Lowell?

  • Learn more about what the Peace & Conflict Studies Program has to offer you from students, faculty and staff.

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Dana Ibrahim '20 Peace and Conflict Studies & Political Science

Dana Ibrahim chose UMass Lowell for its peace and conflict studies program, which lets her combine classes across the social sciences and humanities to suit her goal: to become a diplomat and aid refugees.

You’re not just getting a degree; you’re building your future as you go.