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In the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program, you will critically examine the origins and root causes of violence and conflict, and learn strategies for resolving interpersonal, communal and international conflicts peacefully. You will master the theoretical and intellectual frameworks related to peacebuilding, human rights advocacy and justice development.

The Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program curriculum includes courses in:

  • Perspectives on peace, justice and conflict studies
  • Resolution and peace for international conflict
  • Social justice and social change
  • Conflict intervention, negotiation and advocacy
In addition to your coursework, you will complete an internship with an organization related to peace, social justice or conflict resolution. You are also encouraged to participate in one of DePaul's Study Abroad programs in order to gain an international perspective on the causes of violence and conflict, as well as strategies for negotiation and resolution.

Internship Possibilities

  • 8th Day Center for Justice
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams
  • Voices for Creative Nonviolence



What can you do with this degree?

  • Education
  • Environmental protection
  • Governmental work
  • Human rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Nonprofit program management
  • Public policy​
  • Social justice work