Prospective Graduate Degrees and Careers

What can you do with a PSJ degree?

There are those who dismiss Peace and Social Justice Studies as unpractical, but what you learn in PSJ can enrich any major or career. No matter what life path you choose, you will use your knowledge, skills and insights in critical thinking, effective work, and compassionate action for peace with justice.

A minor or major in Peace and Social Justice Studies prepares students for a wide variety of careers, or graduate study, in the fields of law, politics, education, social work, business, community development, and advocacy. With your PSJ degree, you will always find jobs in social justice and peace work. Some jobs may not have salaries, or the salaries and wages may be modest, but there is never any lack of work in our field.

Other students and your faculty will work with you to find internships, graduate programs and jobs to fit your interests and skills.  Two good online sources are:

Idealist or Action without Borders is a global network with volunteer opportunities, internship and job listings, and career advice.

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation has put together this guide on how to develop a career in international Peace and conflict resolution.

Prepare for a Graduate Degree in:

Building Peace:

  • Public administration
    Peace Studies
    Conflict Transformation
    Law School
    Restorative Justice
    Community Development
    Criminal Justice
    Dispute Resolution

Religious and Philosophical:

  • Human Rights
    World Religions

Social and Environmental:

  • Sustainability
    Public Health
    Social Work
    Community Development

Political Economy:

  • Foreign Policy and National Security
    International Studies
    Regional Studies