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Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

609 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
521 Master's Degrees Annually
#186 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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 609
Master’s Degree 521
Graduate Certificate 81
Basic Certificate 51
Doctor’s Degree 28
Undergraduate Certificate 20

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

609 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
68% Percent Women
29% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 609 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in peace studies and conflict resolution in 2019, making it rank #186 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 68% of the recent graduates in this field are 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 30
Black or African American 45
Hispanic or Latino 67
White 381
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 64

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Conflict Resolution, too. About 3.6% 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

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


Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a conflict resolution degree.

Online Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 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) 12 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 12 1
Master’s Degree 28 5
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to conflict resolution.

Major Number of Grads
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 37,392
Biological & Physical Science 29,278
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794
Behavioral Science 3,731
Natural Sciences 2,571
Cognitive Science 2,275
Sustainability Science 2,194
Human Biology 1,460
Gerontology 1,281
Human Computer Interaction 1,272
Science, Technology & Society 1,171
Mathematics & Computer Science 1,105
Computational Science 927
Systems Theory 917
Museum Studies 801
Dispute Resolution 668
Historic Preservation 433
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 424
Classical & Ancient Studies 303
Marine Science 275
Cultural Studies & Analysis 227
Biopsychology 165
Medieval Studies 108
Accounting & Computer Science 71
Maritime Studies 45
Holocaust Studies 40


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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