|Graduate Programs In Conflict
Several graduate programs are available to students who wish to expand their study beyond a Bachelor’s degree. Two prevalent areas of graduate study focusing on conflict interaction are conflict resolution and peace studies.
Universities that offer graduate degrees in the area of conflict resolution include:
George Mason’s M.S. program allows students to further their academic work as well as apply their study to laboratory simulations, workshops, internships and field practice. Additionally, GMU offers graduate students the opportunity to enroll in a joint program that simultaneously prepares them for Peace Corp volunteer services.
Columbia’s M.S. program features the flexibility of study on either a full-time or part time basis. The program’s training philosophy emphasizes interactive and dialogue-based methods of managing and resolving conflict.
Boasting an impressive national and international reputation, Georgetown’s M.A. program trains students to effectively analyze and intervene in the complex conflicts challenging the world.
Universities that offer graduate degrees in the area of peace studies include:
Eastern Mennonite University: A new program through EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and department of applied social sciences is designed to give students both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in conflict transformation through a five-year curriculum.
American University’s M.A. program is unique in that it bridges peace studies with conflict studies in an international and cross-cultural approach.
Additionally, students are provided 7 other graduate program opportunities within American University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Department. These are only a few of the several options:
-M.A. in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs – this program offers an ethical response to contemporary global problems
-Dual Degree: M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and M.A. in Teaching (Secondary education) – this program prepares graduates to improve students’ academic performances as well as teach them ways of dealing with conflict
-Dual Degree: M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Masters of Business Administration – This program is ideal for graduates who are interested in issues such as corporate social responsibility, economic sources of conflict and peace, as well as post-conflict peace building and development
This two year M.A. program at the prestigious Notre Dame University prepares graduates for careers in public policy, political change, organizational management or conflict analysis and transformation. The program also features a six-month internship at a leading organization in either Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or the U.S.
Rutgers’ M.A. program prepares graduates for further employment or careers in 3 areas: the social bases of peace and conflict, causes of large-scale violence, and nonviolent social conflict and recovery from violence.