Students in the program can expect to:
- acquire understanding and demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the study of peace, justice, conflict transformation, and nonviolence;
- develop a more thorough understanding of the economic, social, political, philosophical, and theological dimensions of justice and conflict in neighborhoods, countries, and the global community;
- understand and begin to critically assess alternative conceptions of a just society;
- be able to develop and execute research projects integrating theory, analysis, and practice;
- develop their writing and speaking skills so that they can effectively convey their knowledge;
- develop skills of synthesis and imagination that allow them to bring multiple perspectives to bear in creative ways; and
- engage in work in the community in a way that is both informed by theory and that provides crucial tests of theory.