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Applications are open for Georgetown University’s M.A. in Conflict Resolution program

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November 22, 2021

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The program offers world-class preparation for those interested in careers in conflict resolution, peace, and social justice.


The program is small, specialized, and skills-based. Students have the advantages of an active learning community, world-renowned research faculty, and top practitioners in the field. We mentor students individually and build a close community while taking advantage of all the best of what Georgetown University has to offer.

Georgetown’s M.A. in Conflict Resolution features skills-based training. We emphasize hard skills such as program design, monitoring and evaluation. At the same time, we ensure that students learn the soft skills necessary for professional peace work, such as intercultural communication, networking, writing, and lifelong learning. Students learn relevant skills through weekend-intensive skills courses taught by expert practitioners.


The core skills of the field are required for all our students: negotiation, mediation, and facilitation. Through a partnership with San Francisco’s Community Boards, the oldest community-based mediation center in the United States, students can also opt to earn certification in mediation.


Experiential learning is a key component of the Conflict Resolution Program. Students learn best through active engagement and applying in the world what they learn in the classroom. This insight guides our approach to teaching conflict resolution. Our students follow a three-semester experiential series, which consists of two guided field experiences.


The Conflict Resolution Practicum guides students through a professional experience as conflict resolution entrepreneurs. Students partner with an outside organization on a concrete deliverable, under the supervision and guidance of Conflict Resolution faculty. In this way, students gain experience in the state of the art of practice, build applicable skills, and network in their area of interest.


Over the summer term, our master’s students work in a field-based, program-funded Summer Field Fellowship. Placements can be international or domestic. The experience offers students opportunities to engage in relevant practice and apply skills learned during their studies. Students are able to gain the field experience that gives them an edge on the job market.


The degree progression requires 34 credit-hours of coursework. Full time students can complete these requirements with four consecutive semesters of classes, including the summer semester. We are currently accepting applications for the incoming class of fall 2022. Apply by January 15, 2022!


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