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Choose from 7 Concentrations:

Global Engagement:

Prepares you for a career working in Government Agencies, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, Global Health, Corporations, and Development


The Carter School is ranked No. 1 in the country for conflict resolution and mediation


Concentrations allow students to shape their own course of study to match their professional goals


Alumni have found employment directly related to their career goals

Why The Carter School?

Engage in Experiential Learning

Hone your research and practice skills through local and international field-based courses.

Student Funding

Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the Carter School's donors, alumni, & partners.

Put What You Learn Into Practice

Explore the complexity of conflict resolution and peacebuilding in project-based environments.

Specialize Your Course of Study

Learn to identify and select appropriate practices by engaging with real-world problems through a concentration of your choice.

Pursue Cutting-Edge Research

Independent research opportunities allow you to explore the most pressing questions in peace and conflict studies.

Work Closely with Dedicated Faculty

Work closely with faculty who are engaged in innovative scholarship and practice in peace and conflict studies.

Peacebuilding Fellows

Get out of the classroom and into the real world through this semester-long fellows program.

Our interdisciplinary conflict resolution curriculum will prepare you for work in a variety of industries including security, education, human resources, federal government and more.

Build and Transform Your Career

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Work on issues of peace and conflict resolution with a undergraduate degree from the Carter School.

Gain experience in problem solving and peacebuilding in local communities and across international barriers. 

Your education at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution extends beyond the classroom. You'll have the opportunity to travel to conflict zones in the United States and abroad, as well as secure internships at federal agencies and organizations in D.C. Our curriculum will give you the opportunity to engage with conflict directly, gaining the skills and experience to succeed in many professions.

Justice & Reconciliation

Prepares you for a career working with Advocacy, Art & Social Justice, Restorative Justice, Non-Profits focused on the Recovery from Conflict 

Study Abroad Opportunities Available!

Our students have traveled to Malta, Jordan, Vienna, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Italy, Eritrea, Greece, Morocco, Ukraine, Indonesia, and Israel & Palestine. Earn credit toward your degree while applying your emerging conflict analysis and resolution skills within international contexts.


Number of students in our program, the largest in the world.

Application Requirements

The Carter School welcomes both Freshman and Transfer applications.

Fall Semester (Priority): Nov 1
Fall (Regular) and Financial Aid: January 15

Freshmen Application Guidelines

Fall Semester (Priority) and Financial Aid: March 1
Spring Semester: October 1 

Transfer Application Guidelines

Building Peace in Divided Societies

Prepares you for a career working in Diplomacy, Community Development, Human Rights, Non-Profits 

Political & Social Action

Prepares you for a career working in Environmental Conflict, Food Security, Lobbying, Immigration, Non-Profits focused on Social Change 

Collaborative Leadership

Prepares you for a career working in Non-Profits, Public Policy, Management, Human Resources, Corporate, Politics 

Interpersonal Dynamics

Prepares you for a career working in Mediation, Counseling, Education, Law Enforcement

Environmental Conflict & Collaboration

Prepares you for a career working on environmental issues whether it be with local, state or national government, corporate social responsibility initiatives, lobby groups, or non-profits.

"There's a lot of opportunities and a lot of different ways you can go with a degree in conflict resolution..."

Anna Rogers

Class of 2018