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Peace & Conflict Studies
DEGREE PATHWAYS in Peace & Conflict Studies
DEGREE PATHWAYS in Peace & Conflict Studies

DEGREE PATHWAYS in Peace & Conflict Studies

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The Spring international application deadline is Dec. 12
  • The Fall international application deadline is Aug. 2
    • Had an average GPA of 3.59 and an average combined Evidence Based Reading and Math SAT score of 1239 (ACT equivalent 26)

English requirements

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper version of the test, 213 on the computer-based version or a 79-80 on the internet-based version. IELTS minimum score: 6.5.
  • Freshman applicants may waive the TOEFL, IELTS exam if their secondary institution provides written verification that the means of instruction is in English, they are enrolled in an IB curriculum, attend an American School or enrolled in a curriculum that leads to Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE/O-Level and GCE/A level exam.

Course Information

Degree Pathways are a sample semester-by-semester sequence of courses which might be followed for successful completion of a degree, diploma, credential or certificate from the university.

  • Total Minimum Credits = 120

A major in Peace and Conflict Studies consists of 36 to 45 credits with at least 18 credits at the 3000 level or above (includes required and elective courses).

Students must take at least 1 course in each of the three areas (Area A: Foundations of Peace & Conflict, Area B: Approaches to Peace & Conflict, and Area C: Regions of Peace & Conflict). 


  • A statistics course is highly recommended.
  • At least 75 credits must be earned outside of the major including general education requirements, language requirement, and free electives. Elective courses that are used to fulfill Peace and Conflict Studies major requirements cannot also be applied to satisfy a student’s general education requirements.

Students transferring to the college and wishing to major in Peace and Conflict Studies must make individual arrangements with the program director regarding satisfaction of major course requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

  • Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment.

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