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Peace & Conflict Programs of Study

UMass Lowell is the only university in New England to offer both an undergraduate major and a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Undergraduate Programs

Accelerated BA to MA

WHAT IS THE ACCELERATED BA TO MA PROGRAM?

The Accelerated BA to MA Program makes it possible to complete both a bachelor's degree and a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies in as little as five years. You can apply during your junior or senior year. Once accepted, you can take up to 6 credits of graduate level coursework and count the credit towards both your undergraduate and graduate degrees. You would then only have 24 credits to complete in order to finish the Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.

What are the Benefits of the Accelerated BA to MA?

  1. Complete both degrees in a little as five years.
  2. Application fees waived.
  3. Enter the job market with a competitive advantage of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Who can apply for the Accelerated BA to MA in Peace and Conflict Studies?

UMass Lowell juniors and seniors from any major can apply. You will need to graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA to matriculate into the BA to MA program. All other students can apply for the Master of Arts or Graduate Certificate through the UMass Lowell Office of Graduate Admissions.

How do I apply for the Accelerated BA to MA in Peace and Conflict Studies?

To apply, print out the Application Form (pdf) and return it to Graduate Admissions. You cannot apply online to the Accelerated BA to MA.

Which graduate courses can I take as a senior and count towards the Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies?

With instructor permission, you can register for a wide variety of graduate courses, including required courses and electives. You can count up to 6 credits towards both your undergraduate and graduate degrees. For a full list of graduate courses offered, please see the graduate catalog.