Why this M.A.?
The M.A. program in Conflict Resolution trains the next generation of leading practitioners with the skills and knowledge required to intervene effectively in the complex challenges confronting humankind. As a world-class center of conflict resolution training and research, our program teaches students to apply theoretical approaches alongside skills for negotiation, mediation, and program development. We support our students as they create their own focus at the local, national, international, or global level. Students learn to listen attentively, value multicultural differences, think critically and creatively, work effectively in teams, and leverage opportunities across sectors to resolve conflict. 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.