Graduate Certificate

The certificate in Peace and Justice prepares students for or contributes to careers in social justice, advocacy, peacemaking, conflict resolution, journalism, teaching, and activism. 

Admissions and Academic Requirements for Completion of the Certificate:

  • Candidates for a certificate must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in a related field

Applicants must submit:

  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two short essays

Certificate Program Requirements:

Students must take one required course from the regularly offered options:

  • Catholic Social Teaching and Peacemaking
  • Theories of Justice
  • Social Justice
  • The Challenge of Peace

Four additional electives from courses across the graduate curriculum which satisfy the Peace and Justice Studies requirements

Who is Eligible:

  • Current MA Students who would like to augment their program with a Certificate in Peace and Justice Studies
  • Undergraduate Peace and Justice concentrators
  • Anyone with a passion for peace and justice

For more information, contact Professor Marylu Hill, Director of the Graduate Program in Liberal Studies marylu.hill@villanova.edu

The Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova 2013 Peace Award Presentation

The Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova 2012 Peace Award Presentation

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