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.
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.
Why Choose the Peace & Conflict Studies Program at UMass Lowell?
Meet Our Students & Alumni
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.
Carley Bennet looks to capitalize on her Washington Center internship experience as she pursues a career in homeland security.
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.
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.
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.