Graduate students in The Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at UMass Boston

Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance

The Place Where Transformational Leaders Are Made

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About Us

Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution 

International Relations Master's Program

Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program

Accelerated Master's Option for UMass Boston Undergrads in International Relations and Conflict Resolution

Biennial Graduate Student Conference – Conflict Studies and Global Governance


Our Research Centers:


Students engaging with real-world issues and problems

Alumni shaping societies locally and globally



Visionary Faculty - Collaborate with internationally recognized scholars



About Us

Training and informing the next generation of global leaders

We offer graduate programs that address, political, economic, interpersonal, and organizational forces that shape societies. Working at the intersection of theory and practice, our students develop the skills and insights needed to play an active role in influencing knowledge, policy and practice around the world.

Our mission is to help students develop innovative, multidisciplinary solutions to address local, regional, transnational and global issues.  A degree from one of our programs will prepare you to succeed in today’s interconnected world. We invite you to learn more about our internationally-ranked graduate programs and the pioneering research of our faculty, and to find out how you can engage and constructively affect societies both locally and globally.

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IGERT: Coasts and Communities

Fellows engage with leaders in the scientific, policy, and business communities to do meaningful environmental policy work. Read More 

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Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Brochure

See what we do and learn about our graduate programs, our research centers, and our faculty at a glance. Read More 

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Visit UMass Boston

Come spend an hour or two exploring the campus and talking with UMass Boston students and admissions counselors. Read More 

Slomoff Symposium: Restorative Justice in Our Communities

Featuring Michael Patrick MacDonald Read More 

WGBH TV News Interview

Darren Kew Talks About al-Shabaab's Threats on Western Malls Read More 

"Do You Burn For a Change that Would Matter in the World?"

"If you're in conflict and peace resolution and reconciliation you must believe something...." --Jerry White, Deputy Assistant Secretary, BUREAU OF CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS Read More 

Why UMass Boston?

Rendering of University Hall

University Hall

The building will contain state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching labs, and specialized spaces for the Art and Performing Arts Departments

“This general academic building will help further enhance the learning experience of our students.”

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