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.
Jane El Hachem, a former journalist from Lebanon, is earning a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. Her goal is to help with peace efforts in the Middle East.