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Degree Outcomes

Graduates become leaders in conflict transformation and change management in many settings. Potential career opportunities include:

  • Trainer/facilitator
  • Mediator/negotiator
  • Humanitarian action
  • Educator: K-12 and higher education
  • Restorative justice, trauma, and healing
  • Legal/criminal justice/juvenile justice
  • Diplomat/peace builder
  • Social change
  • Law enforcement
  • Community building/organizing/development
  • Medical/health care

The Student Experience

  • Students gain perspective on the challenges facing individuals, families, organizations, communities, and social and political systems – locally and globally.
  • Students are exposed to an array of techniques and strategies for nonviolent, constructive solutions to conflicts that arise in diverse personal, professional, organizational, and community environments.
  • A practicum allows students to gain hands-on experience in peace and conflict practice.
  • Study abroad is encouraged, including to Germany (University of Konstanz), Northern Ireland/United Kingdom (University of Ulster), Sweden (Linnaeus University and Malmo University), South Africa (University of Stellenbosch), Australia (University of Western Sydney and Australian Catholic University), and Denmark (University of Copenhagen).