M.A. in Conflict Resolution

Georgetown's Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution students, class of 2019
Georgetown Conflict Resolution students, class of 2019

Why the M.A. in Conflict Resolution?

The Georgetown M.A. in Conflict Resolution prepares students to resolve conflict in a turbulent world. As a world-class center of conflict resolution training and research, we teach students to apply theoretical approaches alongside skills for negotiation, mediation, and facilitation.The program also features a series of experiential learning opportunities.

Building on Georgetown’s commitment to social justice and academic excellence, the M.A. in Conflict Resolution offers a flexible curriculum in which students focus on integrating conflict resolution skills and tools into a variety of sectors. The relatively small student cohorts and world-renowned faculty offer multiple opportunities to tailor the degree to students’ interests. The program supports our students’ focus at the local, national, and global levels.  

The Georgetown M.A. in Conflict Resolution includes a theoretically rigorous core curriculum, skills taught by top practitioners, and extensive experiential learning opportunities. Core courses explore the nature of conflict and how peace is made, built and sustained.  

Conflict Resolution students choose from an unparalleled array of skills courses taught by senior practitioners. Negotiation, mediation, and facilitation skills are emphasized throughout. Students have the opportunity to earn a certification in mediation.

Experiential learning is a feature of the M.A. in Conflict Resolution. Students spend three semesters engaged in guided practical work, including the Practicum courses and the Summer Field Fellowship. This experiential learning series gives students the chance to practice the skills they learn locally and globally.

A core principle of our program is Utraque Unum, Latin for “both into one,” and Georgetown’s motto. Utraque Unum represents our drive to reconcile, to use conflict as an opportunity to bring together diverse points of view and create greater strength through understanding.

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

Scott Guggenheim, Fireside Chat

October 11th, 2019

Dr. Guggenheim is a development expert with long experience in Indonesia and Afghanistan. He is a former senior advisor to Afghan President Ashra…

Field Fellows Friday

October 4th, 2019

The Conflict Resolution Program celebrated the 2019 Summer Field Fellows. The six fellows presented their accomplishments and experiences. They also …

The Prosecutors

September 5th, 2019

Screening of the film and discussion with the producer and director, Leslie Thomas. Co-sponsored by the Conflict Resolution program. “The Pro…

Recent Public Scholarship

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Box #571444
Car Barn, Suite 110
3520 Prospect Street, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20057
conflictresolution@georgetown.edu 
Phone: 202-687-6373
Fax: 202-687-1112