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Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Massachusetts Lowell

12 months
Duration
44983 USD/year
44983 USD/year
25349 USD/year
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About

Peace and Conflict Studies study programme from University of Massachusetts Lowell addresses the causes of conflict and methods to build peace.

Overview

Peace and Conflict Studies offered by University of Massachusetts Lowell draws on a variety of disciplines, including cultural studies, criminal justice, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, economics and sociology, to address the field’s central questions:

  • What are the causes and conditions that generate and sustain violent and nonviolent conflict?
  • What are the principles and methods for the resolution of violent and nonviolent conflict?
  • What are the norms, practices and institutions for building peace?

Career outlook:

Peace and Conflict Studies graduates can have careers in peacebuilding, economic development and security, conflict resolution, diplomacy, mediation, business and nonprofit management, human rights advocacy, community planning and policy analysis, violence prevention and education. The program prepares students for doctoral work, as many alumni are currently enrolled in doctoral programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategies in Conflict Transformation
  • Diplomacy and Cross-Cultural Negotiations
  • Community Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation: Theory and Practice
  • Working with Groups
  • Peace and Conflict Field Experience
  • Comparative Terrorism/Counterterrorism
  • Asylum and Refugee Policy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate Admissions Office has a "rolling admissions" policy.

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • 18 credits of Peace and Conflict Studies related coursework or work experience in the field
  • 3 of reference from individuals familiar with the educational and/or professional performance of the applicant
  • A personal statement
  • A resume or curriculum vitae summarizing education and work experience
  • $50 application fee
  • An interview may be requested by the Graduate Admissions Committee
  • Students for whom English is not a national language must also submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44983 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    44983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44983 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    25349 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25349 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Lowell

1130 - 2341 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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