Founded in 2005, Georgetown’s M.A. in Conflict Resolution has graduated over 300 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 (24%), continue in academia (24%), work in the private sector (23%), for international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

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.

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 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia), Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica), Europe (United Kingdom, Switzerland), and Asia (Japan).

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: 

American Red Cross

Attorney General of Massachusetts

Benton County (WA) Prosecutor’s Office

Booz Allen Hamilton

Catholic Relief Services

Chemonics International

City of New Orleans

Coalition for the Homeless

Control Risks

Democracy Council

Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Development and Training Services

Development Transformations

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federation of American Scientists

Freedom House

German Bureau of Institutional Reform and Democracy

German Federal Foreign Office

Global Affairs Associates

Grant Thornton

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Human Rights Watch


Institute for Women, Peace & Security, Georgetown University


International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc.

International Development Group

International Republican Institute

Mercy Corps

National Democratic Institute

National Science Foundation

National University of Singapore

National Endowment for Democracy

Norwegian Red Cross

Office of the United States Director of National Intelligence

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Open Society Foundation

Partners for Democratic Change

Peace Brigades International

Pew Research Center

Polaris Project

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Roland Berger Strategy Consultations

Search for Common Ground

Social Impact, Inc.

Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement, Mary Baldwin College

Synergy International Systems, Inc.

Tahirih Justice Center

The Asia Foundation

The Cadmus Group

The Institute for Inclusive Security

The International Rescue Committee

The Sarajevo School of Science and Technology

The World Bank

The World Justice Project


United States Army

United States Department of Homeland Security

United States Department of State

United States Institute of Peace

United States Internal Revenue Service

United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

United States Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

University of Maryland

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