Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences



What We Do

Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) is a  department within the School of Health and Human Sciences.

We focus on conflict transformation and management. We also address building peaceful and just social systems, communities, and societies by educating students and engaging with policymakers and the broader community in creating the context for positive conflict transformation.

For general inquires please email us at For more information regarding the graduate program please contact Tom Matyok, Director of Graduate Studies, at For more information regarding the undergraduate program please contact Cathryne Schmitz, Department Chair, at