Graduate students interested in Peace & Conflict Studies now have the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Security Studies (GCPSS).
The Graduate Certificate in Peace and Security Studies (GCPSS), administered by the
Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, offers a unique added credential for students undertaking Masters level study or who have completed an accredited graduate degree and are looking forward to work in such areas as social service, diplomacy, education, public service, theology, security management, and law enforcement.
Demand has grown for professionals in peace related fields, including international service, international business and law, community reconciliation, disaster relief, border and crisis management.
Credibility in this field requires the study of violence, security, and peace related issues from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Among these are ethical, legal, political, social, geographic, economic, and psychological. Through introductory and elective courses, students should gain familiarity with the sources and control of human violence, with issues ranging from identity and aggression to security and conciliatory policy, geographic and functional boundaries.