Global Conflict and Human Security M.S.


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Prepare to Lead International Development

The M.S. in Global Conflict and Human Security (GCHS) empowers you to build resilient communities by addressing the interrelated factors that threaten individuals’ well-being in challenging environments. Gain knowledge and skills to promote social, economic and political development while building durable peace. Put your skills to work in the growing development industry and join the global effort to end extreme poverty, political unrest and violent conflict.

How to Apply

Program Highlights

  • Design, implement and evaluate a development project based on your interests
  • Courses are 100% online and asynchronous
  • Can be completed in one year
  • Global career opportunities in the nonprofit, public and private sectors

Program Details

Apply by December 1 for spring admission
Location: Online
Can be completed in one year
Program consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours)

Skill-Building Courses 

Build foundation of essential knowledge and skills for building durable peace.

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Faculty Expertise

Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields of practice.


Earn your degree from a top-tier research university.

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