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Peace, Justice and Human Rights

John Carroll University

48 months
42676 USD/year
42676 USD/year
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The Peace, Justice and Human Rights program from John Carroll University offers an interdisciplinary major and minor, consistent with John Carroll University’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service, and to prepare students to engage in responsible social action, consonant with the Jesuit idea of cultivating moral concern about how people ought to live. 


The Peace, Justice and Human Rights program from John Carroll University combines undergraduate research and study with experiential and service learning to help students gain a thorough understanding of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, social justice and human rights advocacy.

Consistent with Catholic social teaching that sees peace as inseparable from justice, and the extension of human rights as a fundamental ethical obligation, the PJHR Program also promotes political pluralism, cultural and religious diversity, ecological balance, and nonviolent conflict resolution. Its fundamental goal is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and creativity to become advocates for justice and promote peace.


PJHR students enter careers in public service, politics, non-profits, advocacy, law, international NGOs, and education. Four elements of the PJHR program will assist your professional discernment process and kickstart your search for the best jobs that fit your passion, skills, and goals:

  • The courses themselves will help students develop their critical and reflective thinking through writing, discussion, and presentation.
  • The professional development component (through Career Services) will provide a crash course on resume-building, LinkedIn profile, interviewing skills, career fair participation, and other professional development to make the transition after graduation.
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities, such as the summer Shepherd Intern program, gives students invaluable experience in the field.
  • PJHR 410 requires an internship (at least 105 hours) at an organization whose mission overlaps with PJHR’s learning goals. The capstone seminar gathers all PJHR students to reflect on their experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building Peace 
  • Conflict Resolution and Transformation 
  • Irish Literature
  • Israeli and Palestinian Literature 
  • Introduction to Human Rights

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

John Carroll University reviews applications and accepts students on a rolling basis.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the Common Application online.
  • Ask your high school counseling office to submit your official transcript, Common Application School Report and/or Common Application Counselor Recommendation. A Common Application Teacher Evaluation is optional.
  • Submit your ACT and/or SAT test results.

Tuition Fee

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    42676 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42676 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for University Heights

1099 - 1813 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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