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?

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Meet Our Students & Alumni

Dana Ibrahim, second from left in front, and fellow students touch a statue on street in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dana Ibrahim
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.

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Umass Lowell student Carley Bennet stands between two flags.
Carley Bennet
Criminal Justice

Carley Bennet looks to capitalize on her Washington Center internship experience as she pursues a career in homeland security.

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Kripa Joseph, right, on stage with another female student.
Kripa Joseph
Peace and Conflict Studies

Honors student Kripa Joseph is earning her B.A. and M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies in four years, while minoring in music and pursuing internships that promote diversity and respect among cultures.

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Adeja Crearer in front of video camera
Adeja Crearer
English, minors in Political Science and Digital Media

One faculty member opened a door for Adeja Crearer, and it changed her life.

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Michael Venetti and his fiancee
Michael Venetti
Peace and Conflict Studies

Marine Corps reservist Michael Venetti says the Peace and Conflict Studies master’s program helped him win a Presidential Management Fellowship to work at the U.S. State Department.

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