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Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

642 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
471 Master's Degrees Annually
#184 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many peace studies and conflict resolution graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 642
Master’s Degree 471
Graduate Certificate 77
Basic Certificate 56
Doctor’s Degree 27
Undergraduate Certificate 24

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution?

642 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
68% Percent Women
30% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 642 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in peace studies and conflict resolution in 2018, making it rank #184 in popularity. This major is dominated by women with about 68% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of conflict resolution majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Conflict Resolution Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 68
White 412
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 58

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Conflict Resolution, too. About 3.4% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Nigeria
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Canada

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that peace studies and conflict resolution students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $39,000 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $34,600 (25th percentile) and $41,650 (75th percentile).


It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in conflict resolution, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 102 schools offered some type of peace studies and conflict resolution program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 13 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 3 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 23 3
Post-Baccalaureate 13 1
Master’s Degree 30 6
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

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Major Number of Grads
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 34,540
Biological & Physical Science 27,751
International Studies 8,097
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,179
Nutrition Science 4,990
Behavioral Science 4,502
Natural Sciences 2,445
Cognitive Science 1,875
Sustainability Science 1,682
Gerontology 1,380
Human Computer Interaction 1,146
Human Biology 1,066
Science, Technology & Society 1,060
Mathematics & Computer Science 833
Museum Studies 778
Systems Theory 694
Computational Science 619
Dispute Resolution 583
Historic Preservation 446
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 416
Classical & Ancient Studies 315
Marine Science 243
Cultural Studies & Analysis 236
Biopsychology 158
Medieval Studies 119
Holocaust Studies 54
Accounting & Computer Science 45
Maritime Studies 15


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