Conflict Resolution Program
Students in the Conflict Resolution Program learn how to analyze conflict, uncovering the underpinnings of conflict dynamics in a wide variety of settings and scales. Students develop perspectives and gain skills to defuse and deescalate destructive conflicts that arise among individuals, groups, and countries. They also learn to design and implement peacebuilding strategies fostering and institutionalizing sustainable peace.

The Conflict Resolution Program offers three degrees: Bachelor (BA or BS), Master (MA or MS) and a Minor.

The Bachelors of Arts/Sciences, the Minor, and Masters of Arts/Sciences degree programs in conflict resolution are interdisciplinary, encompassing the practical and theoretical bases of mediation, negotiation and an array of peace-enhancing perspectives and strategies. The programs involve research, theory, and competency-based education focusing on building the necessary personal, social and institutional conditions necessary for positive peace, conflict transformation (from destructive to constructive), and universal respect for context-sensitive human rights.

The Conflict Resolution Program has partnered with the College of Urban & Public Affairs: Hatfield School of Government to offer a Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Governance. Students who complete the requirements for the Conflict Resolution Master's Program could apply any of the following conflict resolution courses to meet the elective requirements of their Collaborative Governance Certificate. 

  • CR 515: Negotiation and Mediation (4 credits) 
  • CR 524: Advanced Mediation (4 credits) 
  • CR 526: Intercultural Conflict Resolution (4 credits)  
  • CR 512: Perspectives in Conflict Resolution (4 credits)