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Peace Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #353 (QS) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
In the Peace Studies program offered by George Washington University , students explore the various meanings of peace, the relationship between peace and conflict and the role of peace on local and international levels.
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The interdisciplinary Peace Studies program at George Washington University is part of arts and humanities in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.The Peace Studies minor can complement virtually any major, ranging from American studies to public health.  Related majors may include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, history, international affairs, journalism, Judaic studies, Middle East studies, political science, philosophy, religion, sociology and women’s studies.

What can I do in the Peace Studies field?

Students can pursue many avenues with a Peace Studies minor, including careers in domestic and international non-governmental organizations, education, government, journalism, law, medicine and social work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Journalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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