About the Program Anchor

About the Program

The 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.

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Degrees Offered Anchor

Degrees Offered

  • M.A.
  • A.B. / M.A. accelerated program (Georgetown University undergraduates only)
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 80 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.0 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Fall: January 15
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Degree Requirements Anchor

Degree Requirements

Georgetown’s Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution requires 34 credit-hours of coursework. Full time students can complete these requirements with three consecutive semesters of classes and a summer of fieldwork.

In their first semester of study, Conflict Resolution student are required to take Conflict Resolution Theory and Mediation. In the spring, required courses are the first section of the Conflict Resolution Practicum, Facilitation, and Applied Negotiations. 

Over the summer, students will do the Summer Field Fellowship and take Intersections, an integrated summer fieldwork course, and Applied Research Methods for Conflict Resolution.

During their final semester, students are required to take the Conflict Resolution Practicum II and complete elective coursework. There is an option to write an M.A. thesis in lieu of one three-credit elective.

All students in the program must demonstrate they have completed substantial foreign language training prior to graduation.

The Conflict Resolution program offers a wide range of elective courses as well as intensive skills classes. Faculty includes Georgetown’s world-renowned research faculty and the top practitioners in the field. 

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Connect with Us

Program Contact: Maricruz Luna: maricruz.luna@georgetown.edu

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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