The Peace Engineering graduate program at Drexel University is in the process of accepting applications for admittance to the Fall ’18 class.

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The Peace Engineering graduate program at Drexel University is in the process of accepting applications for admittance to the Fall ’18 class. Currently, there are openings for candidates wishing to pursue the M.S. Peace Engineering Degree. Preferred candidates for admittance include background in most STEM fields, or through experience, that would avoid the need for additional coursework. This program begins with classes in focusing on systems engineering, conflict management, peacebuilding, and integrative seminars. Students are then able to begin their formal experiential learning and research cycles.

A common question that prospective students ask is “how will a M.S. in Peace Engineering affect my opportunities after graduation?”, and the answer is that this degree program is intended to open many doors depending on an individual student’s interests. Many students that complete STEM undergraduate degrees would like to develop careers that employ their quantitative, problem solving skill to new and growing interests. This could include professions in science diplomacy, non-governmental agencies (i.e., World Bank, USAID, WHO), and local organizations where added depth and breadth are seen as necessary for success in employment. Others may use their M.S. degree toward further education in fields such as law, social sciences, human behavior, global business, or doctoral studies in engineering. The M.S. degree is also very useful for students that wish to join the engineering workforce, in particular those fields where international understanding of complex systems and the role of conflict in engineering decision making are needed.

Regardless of the paths after graduation, the common denominator in all possible fields is the ability to “speak multiple languages”. Historically, STEM fields, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. have developed ways of communication that are dissimilar. These communication differences are often the biggest impediment to the success of team-based solutions. As a graduate of the program, you will be able to work across communications barriers and lead efforts regardless of career paths.

If you are interested in the field of Peace Engineering, see our website or please contact us directly at  [email protected]  

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Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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