For those interested in learning more about peace by enrolling in Peace
Studies programs, here is a listing of such programs, organized by
Undergraduate Peace Studies Programs (Majors, Minors,
Bucknell - Peace Studies minor
California State University, Fresno - Peace and Conflict Studies minor, and Special Certificate in Peacebuilding and Mediation
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University - Peace Studies major and minor
Earlham College - Peace and Global Studies
Haverford and Bryn Mawr - bi-college concentration in Peace
and Conflict Studies
Holy Cross - Peace and Conflict Studies concentration
Gustavus Adolphus - Peace Studies minor
Chicago - Peace Studies minor
Manchester College - established in 1948: the first undergraduate peace studies program in the United States.
McMaster University, Canada - Peace Studies minor
Manhattan College - Peace Studies minor
The Plowshares Collaborative - "The Plowshares Collaborative was formed in 2002 by Earlham College, Goshen College and Manchester College to develop the strongest, most distinctive undergraduate program in peace studies in the United States."
St. Michael's College (Vermont) - Peace and Justice minor
Swarthmore College - Peace and Conflict Studies minor
University of California, Berkeley - Peace and Conflict
Studies major and minor
Colorado at Boulder - Certificate Program in Peace and Conflict Studies
University of St. Thomas - Justice and Peace Studies (major and minor)
University of Wisconsin, Miilwaukee - Certificate in Peace Studies
of Wisconsin, Stevens Point - Peace Studies minor
Undergraduate and Graduate/Postgraduate Peace Studies Programs:
The Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University - has a Program on the Analysis
and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) which offers an undergraduate minor
Program in Non-Violent Conflict and Change (PNCC), a graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution, and summer classes.
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Peace and Conflict Education, B.A., Certificate in Peace Studies, or Graduate-level Certificate in Conflict Resolution.
Graduate/Postgraduate Peace Studies
Bethany Theological Seminary - "Each student at Bethany takes at least one course in the area of peace studies, and many students join in a weekly peace studies forum. Students with a special interest and/or experience in peace concerns may elect to add a peace studies emphasis to their M.Div. or M.A.Th. program. Students choosing this option pursue additional course work in peace studies and fulfill certain co-curricular requirements. At the completion of the program, the peace studies emphasis is listed on the student’s final transcript and diploma."
Columbia University - Students seeking the Master of International Affairs degree can focus on international conflict resolution. Columbia University also has the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, but this institute does not offer degree programs, although courses are offered through the Political Science Department and through the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
School for International Training (Vermont) - M.A. in Conflict Transformation
University for Peace in
Other Peace Studies
School for International Training (Vermont) - Conflict Transformation Across Cultures - "A Summer Peacebuilding Institute and Graduate Certificate Program to strengthen and support the work of international peacebuilders. Participants evaluate efforts, master skills, and develop strategies for intervention."
From web site: Since 1991 RTC has been providing advice, cross-cultural
training and longer-term support to people who are working for peace,
development, rights and humanitarian assistance in societies which are affected
or threatened by violent conflict. Working predominantly with international
partners at all levels including grass roots, governmental and international,
our aim is to help build the capacity of individuals and their organisations for
conflict transformation work and peacebuilding in the areas where it is most
Mission and Goals (from web site): "The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. Its mission is to help:
"USIP does this by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources,
as well as by its direct involvement in peacebuilding efforts around the
globe." Also offers summer faculty seminars.
Associations for Peace Studies
From website: "The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies. We are dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change. PJSA also serves as a professional association for scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies."