Conflict Resolution, MA
Learn. Experience. Connect.
- Learn conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making skills from innovators who established one of the first such master's programs in the country
- Experience Boston ̶ known as the nation's hub of higher learning
- Connect classroom learning to real world situations in our field work opportunities locally in the Boston courts and in places such as Africa, Ecuador, and Israel
- Experience an intimate learning environment that fosters close relationships between faculty and students
- Collaborate with our expert faculty of scholars and practitioners committed to student success
- Gain hands-on experience through in-court mediation, restorative justice, and conflict resolution internships
- Gain a thorough grounding in the theory of conflict and its resolution. Explore the social, psychological, political, structural, and cultural factors which give rise to conflict and shape its course.
- Understand the effects of different types of conflict on people and the relationships among them.
- Develop skills in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict management and resolution applications relevant to a broad range of contexts and group sizes. These skills include nonviolent, collaborative resolution methods, such as mediation, facilitation, negotiation, dialogue, organizational change and consensual decision making.
Careers: The conflict resolution graduate programs provide the theoretical foundations and practical skills to advance your current career trajectory or help you transition to a new one. Our alumni work in fields as diverse as business, government, education, health care, and international humanitarian work.
This interdisciplinary, master's degree program offers afternoon, evening, and weekend classes to accommodate working professionals. Courses are aimed to help students understand the causes and characteristics of conflict offering concentrations in organizational conflict and international conflict.
Students doing field work in Ethiopia
Our alumni apply their skills in such varied fields as business, education, elder care, environmental sciences, public policy, health care, human resources, labor relations, law and law enforcement, ministry, international affairs and both public and private sector management.