Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
1,213
declining 7.4%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,412
declining 9.74%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$43,500
growing 4.23%
Average Wage
$81,027
growing 1.34%
People in Workforce
902,496
growing 4.61%
Average Employee Age
41.5
declining 0.342%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution degree recipients are George Mason, VA, Chapel Hill, NC, and Washington, DC. The locations with a relatively high number of Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution degree recipients are Swarthmore, PA, Yellow Springs, OH, and Goshen, IN. The most common degree awarded to students studying Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution and the types of students that study this field. George Mason University awards the most degrees in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution in the US, but Eastern Mennonite University and Earlham College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution.

Tuition costs for Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution majors are, on average, $7,412 for in-state public colleges, and $43,500 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (66 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (647 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution, is Public, 4-year or above (647 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,412
Median In-State Public
$43,500
Median Out of State Private

George Mason University has the most Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution degree recipients, with 136 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 4.37%
  2. 4.2%
  3. 4.04%

Out of all institutions that offer Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Eastern Mennonite University has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution, with 4.37%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Interdisciplinary Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Interdisciplinary Studies majors is $81,027 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Agricultural chemical manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.
$81,027
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,254
1.34%
1 Year Growth
± 3.94%

The average salary for Interdisciplinary Studies majors is $81,027 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Interdisciplinary Studies majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Interdisciplinary Studies majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Interdisciplinary Studies majors working as Dietitians & nutritionists, Chiropractors, and Podiatrists.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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902,496
2020 Workforce
± 23,253
4.61%
1 Year Growth
± 3.52%

The number of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.61%, from 862,695 in 2019 to 902,496 in 2020.

The largest single share of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (5.38%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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The highest paying industries of Interdisciplinary Studies majors, by average wage, are Agricultural chemical manufacturing, Offices of physicians, and Tobacco manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.
902,496
2020 Workforce
± 23,253
4.61%
1 Year Growth
± 3.52%

The number of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.61%, from 862,695 in 2019 to 902,496 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Interdisciplinary Studies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is 41.5.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies (692 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.
41.5
Average Age in 2020
± 0.333 Years
0.342%
1 Year Change
± 1.15%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 28 years old, which represent 3.3% and 3.29% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Interdisciplinary Studies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (67.4%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    692 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    128 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Female
    256 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    112 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    50 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution is from the 2 Digit Course Interdisciplinary Studies.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    25,085 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    9,235 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    8,767 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Zambia
    4.06 times more than expected
  2. Caribbean, Not Specified
    4.04 times more than expected
  3. Georgia (country)
    4.01 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Zambia that hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees (4.06 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (25,085 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution majors need many skills, but most especially Negotiation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution majors need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Active Listening.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Negotiation is very distinctive for majors, but the Negotiation, Active Listening, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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