Founded in 2005, Georgetown’s M.A. in Conflict Resolution has graduated over 400 students since that time. Our alumni have built impressive careers using skills and concepts learned in the program.

Our graduates go on to work in government and the private sector, for international organizations and non-governmental organizations, and continue in academia.

Sectors of alumni employment, according to a fall 2019 alumni survey.

Functionally, most graduates work in program management (44%), research and writing (26%), advocacy (12%), monitoring and evaluation (11%), and mediation and facilitation (7%). 

About 72% of our graduates find a job in the field within six months, and 91% of CR graduates find their work meaningful.

Alumni time spent job-seeking, according to a fall 2019 alumni survey

Close to a third of our graduates continue to live and work in the Washington DC region. Roughly 16% live and work internationally, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Alumni Placements

CR alumni are working in a variety of exciting capacities throughout the world.  The following is a sample of organizations, government agencies, and NGOs with which our graduate work: 

Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County


Keystone Policy Center


A Glimmer of Hope

Global Communities

Human Rights Watch


International Crisis Group

The International Rescue Committee

Mercy Corps

Norwegian Red Cross

Open Society Foundation

Partners for Democratic Change

Peace Brigades International

Polaris Project

Save the Children

Search for Common Ground

United States Institute of Peace

American Red Cross

Ascentria Care Alliance

Catholic Relief Services

Coalition for the Homeless

Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Democracy Council

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Federation of American Scientists


J Street

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

Tahirih Justice Center


The Asia Foundation

Booz Allen Hamilton

Chemonics International

Creative Associates

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Development and Training Services

Development Transformations

Freedom House

International Development Group

International Republican Institute

National Democratic Institute

Attorney General of Massachusetts

Benton County (WA) Prosecutor’s Office

City of New Orleans

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Florida Department of Health

German Bureau of Institutional Reform and Democracy

German Federal Foreign Office

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

New York State Assembly Health Committee

Office of the United States Director of National Intelligence

Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance

United States Agency for International Development

United States Army

United States Department of Defense

United States Department of Homeland Security

United States Department of State

United States Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

The International Organization for Migration

The World Bank

The World Food Program

The College of New Jersey

Georgetown University

National University of Singapore

The Sarajevo School of Science and Technology

Stanford University

University of Edinburgh

University of Maryland

University of Notre Dame

Vermont Commons School

The Aspen Institute

Council for International Exchange of Scholars

CRDF Global


Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

National Endowment for Democracy

National Science Foundation


Pew Research Center

Public Policy Polling

Albright Stonebridge Group

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Discovery , Inc.


Grant Thornton

Novetta Solutions LLC.

Public Relay

The Rossman Group

Wonderman Thompson