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Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies
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Master peace building and conflict resolution

In the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies major, 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 peace building, human rights advocacy and justice development by learning to interpret real life situations and applying strategies for advocacy, consensus-building, partnership development and other intervention tools.

You will complete an internship with an organization related to peace, social justice or conflict resolution.

Take advantage 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.

In addition to various combined degree programs, we offer the 3+3 BA/JD, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.



  • International Conflict and Peace-building
  • Social Justice and Social Change
  • Conflict: Intervention, Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Human Rights: Promise and Problematics
  • Social Engagement for Peace and Justice
  • The Theory and Practice of Nonviolent Action

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Social service
  • International relations
  • Humanitarian efforts
  • Political work
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Public policy
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of Interdisciplinary Program graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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