Conflict Resolution, MA

Learn. Experience. Connect.

  • Learn with innovators in the field who established this first Conflict Resolution Master's Program in New England (and one of the first in the country).
  • Experience Boston, which is known as the nation's leading 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 Israel, Ecuador and Africa.

"The professors are dedicated, passionate researchers and practitioners in the field who are also equally committed to teaching and mentoring. The balance between theory and practice is imperative for a degree in conflict resolution, and this is very present in all of my courses" Saadia Ahmad.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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. 

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.  

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