Doctoral Programs in Peace, Conflict and Sustainability

These doctoral programs are offered either at Columbia University or other institutions, outside of Columbia University. They have been compiled and organized here as resource for students or individuals interested in learning more about peace, conflict and sustainability.

Columbia University

Columbia University, New York, NY: PhD in Sustainable Development

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, New York, NY: PhD in Urban Planning (focus on social justice)

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY: PhD in Social-Organizational Psychology (options to focus on conflict)

Outside Institutions

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ: PhD in Justice Studies

Boston University, Boston, MA: JD Litigation and Dispute Resolution Concentration

University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY: PhD in Political Science, Conflict Resolution Focus Area

Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH: JD Dispute Resolution Concentration

George Mason University, Arlington, VA: PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL: JD Program in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR)

Kent State University, Kent, OH: PhD in Political Science: Emphasis in Conflict Analysis and Management

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA: PhD in International Conflict Management

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA: PhD Social Psychology with Departmental Certificate in the Psychology of Peace and Violence

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA: PhD in Public Policy with a Concentration in Dispute (Conflict) Resolution

University of New Hampshire, Durnham, NH: PhD in Sociology: Crime and Conflict Specialization

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN: PhD in Peace Studies

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL: PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: JD Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH: Pedagogy of Peace Concentration along with PhD in Educational Psychology or PhD in Education Theory and Social Foundations


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