Rutgers graduate students are being offered a new master’s degree program, on peace and war, that examines conflict through an interdisciplinary lens. While the locus of the program is at Newark, and is concentrated in the anthropology and sociology departments, other courses, from other disciplines, including elective courses offered by faculty in New Brunswick, are also included. Students will be prepared to continue toward a higher degree in PhD programs or for employment by any governmental agency, NGO, or business working in areas of high social conflict. Competencies include the ability to analyze and communicate about complex situations, understanding the interacting factors that lead to nonviolent social movements or to large scale violence, ways to mitigate destructive conflict, and move forward toward sustainable peace.
For more information see: The Graduate Program in Peace and Conflict Studies and a story in Rutgers Today.