M.A. in Conflict Resolution

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

The Georgetown M.A. in Conflict Resolution prepares students to resolve conflict in a turbulent world. The world-class program includes a theoretically rigorous core curriculum, skills taught by top practitioners with a focus on negotiation, mediation and facilitation, and an experiential learning series. 

Core courses explore the nature of conflict and how peace is made, built and sustained. The flexible curriculum allows students to focus on integrating conflict resolution skills into a variety of sectors. Building on Georgetown’s commitment to social justice, the program supports our students’ focus at local, national, and global levels.  

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.

Georgetown’s Conflict Resolution program condemns state violence against citizens, structural violence, systemic oppression and white supremacy. We support the demands of citizens and our students for individual and systemic accountability for violations of human rights. 

In the United States, the commission and tolerance of state violence against Black communities and other marginalized and vulnerable communities are failures of democracy and governance.

The program champions peacebuilding and conflict transformation. We will continue to center justice, liberation and dialogue as routes to and characteristics of positive peace.

-Conflict Resolution Program Statement of Solidarity, June 2020

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Georgetown University
Box #571444
Car Barn, Suite 110
3520 Prospect Street, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: 202-687-6373
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