Peace and Conflict Studies

West Chester University

Dr. Dean Johnson, Coordinator
610-436-2754
Anderson Hall, Room 332A
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383


Professional Development Opportunities

 

Master’s Programs:


School of International Service: International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program (MA, MBA, JD, PhD)
http://www.american.edu/sis/degrees/MA-EPGA.cfm
Masters offered in Ethics, Peace, and Global affairs is offered jointly with Philosophy and Religion degrees. The International Peace and Conflict degree is also offered to be paired jointly with several degrees. Also have a 15 credit certificate program for professionals who already hold an advanced degree.


Arcadia University: International Peace and Conflict Resolution (MA)
http://www.arcadia.edu/academic/default.aspx?id=1093
Masters offered in International Peace and conflict resolution with 44 credit hours which include 24 credits of abroad studies.


Arizona State University: School of Justice studies (MS, PhD)
www.asu.edu/clas/justice
Master of Science offered which prepares students for justice-related fields. The PhD program is offered in dispute resolution; this requires 54 credit hours beyond the MS or JD degree.


Anabaptists Mennonites Biblical Seminary: Peace studies and Justice studies (MA, MDiv)
http://www.ambs.edu/academics/index.cfm
Two master offered; Master of Arts and Master of Divinity. Both programs are entailed to give a biblical vision of peace and conflict resolution.


University of Baltimore: College of Public Affairs; Global Affairs and Human Security (M.A.)
www.ubalt.edu/cn http://www.ubalt.edu/cpa/graduate-programs-and-certificates/degree-programs/ cm
Master of Arts offered that is geared towards jobs in the field of global negotiations and conflict management.

 

Bethany Theological Seminary emphasis in Peace Studies <https://www.bethanyseminary.edu/academics/peacestudies>.

 

California State University; Dominquez Hills: Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuliding (MA)
www.csudh.edu/negcon
Master’s program offered through online distance learning program that can be completed in two years. The program utilizes 10 courses which are 10 weeks apiece.


School of International and Public Affairs: Human Rights program (Concentration with MA)
http://gsas.columbia.edu/content/academic-programs/human-rights-studies
A two year Masters of International Affairs is offered with a concentration in human rights and humanitarian affairs. Six courses are required to fulfill the concentration.


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Human Rights; Liberal Studies (MA)
www.columbia.edu/cu/gsas/liberalstudies/rights.html
Masters in human rights, international affairs, and international law with concentrations in economics, development and rights, health and rights, and women and rights (among other possible concentrations). This Master’s program includes 30 credits and a thesis as well as 12 credits in general human rights.


Dallas Baptist University: Conflict Resolution (MA concentration)
www.dbu.edu/graduate/mba_crm.asp
This is a 36 credit Master’s program, plus 12 credits in the conflict resolution concentration.


University of Denver: Center on Right’s Development (MA Concentration)
www.du.edu/gsis/cord
CORD is a program of concentration that is available at the Graduate School of international studies, the College of Law, and the Iliff School of Theology.


University of Denver: Conflict Resolution (MA) Human Rights (MA concentration, certificate)
www.du.edu/con-res
This program requires 70 quarter credts (47 semester hours). Over 50 courses are available to gear this program to a student’s personal needs.


Duquesne University: Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (MA concentration and certificate)
http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/graduate-school/programs/social-and-public-policy/programs/master-of-arts/conflict-resolution-concentration
Students in the social and public policy Master’s program can concentrate in conflict resolution. They can also complete 12 graduate credits and receive an additional certificate.

Earlham School of Religion Peace and Justice Studies <http://www.esr.earlham.edu/academics-programs/curriculum/esr-course-descriptions/peace-justice-studies>


Fresno Pacific University: Peacemaking and Conflict Studies (MA and Certificate)
Peace.fresno.edu
This program offers concentrations and certificates in the areas of school conflict management and peacemaking, mediation, church conflict management and peacemaking, restorative justice, and workplace conflict management and peacemaking.


George Mason University: Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MS, PhD)
www.gmu.edu/departments/ICAR
The Master’s program requires 41 credit hours in conflict theory, methods of conflict resolution, research and problem solving. The PhD program requires 51 credit hours in the theory and methods of conflict resolution, research methods, and a focus on a substantive area of specialization.


Holy Names College: Culture and Spirituality (MA, Certificate)
www.hnu.edu/sophia
Program focuses on the spiritual dimensions of peace. Offers a Master’s program, a Certificate, and a 4 month sabbatical.


Kennesaw State University: Conflict Management (MS)
http://www.kennesaw.edu/pols/mscm/
This is a 16 month Masters of Science program that allows for professional growth at the same time. The program includes 100 hours of practical training experience.


University of Massachusetts; Boston: Dispute Resolution (MA, 2 certificate options)
www.disres.umb.edu
Masters of Arts program requires 36 credits with specialization areas in education, environmental sciences, family conflict, and organizational labor conflict relations. There is also a 18 credit work dispute resolution certificate for working professionals.


Montclair State University: Dispute Resolution (Concentration with MA)
http://www.montclair.edu/catalog/view_requirements.php?CurriculumID=2231
Master’s concentration requires eight concentration courses to be completed with the other courses within the specified program.


Northeastern University: The Brudnick Center of Violence and Conflict (Specialization PhD)
http://www.northeastern.edu/brudnickcenter/
PhD students can select Sociology of Conflict and Violence as a specialization. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on inter-conflict or violence and utilize the center for research in these areas.

University of Notre Dame: Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (MA)
www.nd.edu/~krocinst
Master’s program focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of peacebuilding. Scholarships, Internships, and stipends are offered to approximately 90% of accepted graduate students.


Nova Southeastern University: Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA certificate, MS, PhD)
Shss.nova.edu
This program offers both on campus and online courses. The Master’s Program requires 45 credits. The PhD program requires 82 credits plus dissertation work. There is also a graduate certificate program which requires 24 credits.


Portland State University: Conflict Resolution Program (MA, MS)
http://www.pdx.edu/conflict-resolution/
This program offers humanities and social science perspectives on conflict resolution. This program requires 63 credit hours which include credits for thesis and practicum work.


Purdue University: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (MA specialization, PhD)
www.purdue.edu
Interdisciplinary program with a focus on international issues.


Saint Edwards University: Conflict Resolution (MA certificate and specialization)
www.stedwards.edu/business/graduate/mahs/conflictresolution.htm
This program offers a Masters in Human Services with a conflict resolution specialization. The program aims to develop counselors, mediators, and human resource personnel.


Saint Thomas University: Justice and Peace Studies (MA specialization)
http://www.stu.edu/theology/Academics/GraduatePrograms/tabid/1103/Default.aspx
Masters in Pastoral studies offered with a specialization in peace and justice.


University of San Diego: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (MA)
http://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/academics/programs/
Master’s program in peace and studies is offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.


School for International Training: Conflict Transformation across Cultures (MA concentration)
www.sit.edu/conflict
This program focuses on forgiveness and reconciliation with studies in worldwide peace endeavors and healing the wounds of war.


Seton Hall University: Diplomacy and International Relations (MA)
Diplomacy.shu.edu
The program offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts focusing on global issues and policies.


Temple University: Conflict Studies (MA or PhD emphasis)
http://education.temple.edu/student/programs
Master of Arts available in Applied Communication in Conflict Processes. Coursework focuses on conflict processes, health communication, and language and social interaction.


Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary: Conflict Management (MA concentration, D.Min, DRS)
http://www.trinitysem.edu/DegreePrograms/
Both the Master of Arts and Doctorate of Divinity programs offer a concentration in conflict management.


Tufts University: Humanitarian Assistance (MA)
http://nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/certificate-programs/evidence-based-humanitarian-assistance-certificate
This program offers a Master of Arts in Humanitarian assistance. This is a joint program with the Friedman school of Nutrition Science and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


Woodbury College: Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies (MA, Certificate)
http://www.champlain.edu/mediation-degree/masters-mediation-and-applied-conflict-studies
This program utilizes both on campus and online courses in both mediation and conflict studies.

 

PhD Programs:


School of International Service: International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program (MA, MBA, JD, PhD)
http://www.american.edu/sis/degrees/MA-EPGA.cfm
Masters offered in Ethics, Peace, and Global affairs is offered jointly with Philosophy and Religion degrees. The International Peace and Conflict degree is also offered to be paired jointly with several degrees. Also have a 15 credit certificate program for professionals who already hold an advanced degree.


Arizona State University: School of Justice studies (MS, PhD)
www.asu.edu/clas/justice
Master of Science offered which prepares students for justice-related fields. The PhD program is offered in dispute resolution; this requires 54 credit hours beyond the MS or JD degree.


George Mason University: Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MS, PhD)
www.gmu.edu/departments/ICAR
The Master’s program requires 41 credit hours in conflict theory, methods of conflict resolution, research and problem solving. The PhD program requires 51 credit hours in the theory and methods of conflict resolution, research methods, and a focus on a substantive area of specialization.


Northeastern University: The Brudnick Center of Violence and Conflict (Specialization PhD)
http://www.northeastern.edu/brudnickcenter/
PhD students can select Sociology of Conflict and Violence as a specialization. Students are encouraged to focus their dissertation on inter-conflict or violence and utilize the center for research in these areas.

University of Notre Dame: Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (PhD) http://kroc.nd.edu/phd


Nova Southeastern University: Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA certificate, MS, PhD)
Shss.nova.edu
This program offers both on campus and online courses. The Master’s Program requires 45 credits. The PhD program requires 82 credits plus dissertation work. There is also a graduate certificate program which requires 24 credits.


Purdue University: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (MA specialization, PhD)
www.purdue.edu
Interdisciplinary program with a focus on international issues.


Temple University: Conflict Studies (MA or PhD emphasis)
http://education.temple.edu/student/programs
Master of Arts available in Applied Communication in Conflict Processes. Coursework focuses on conflict processes, health communication, and language and social interaction.

 

Certificate Programs:


Cambridge College: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (MA concentration)
http://cambridge.cambridgecollege.edu/degree/business-negotiation-conflict-resolution-certificate
Certificate program offered in conjunction with the Master of Management program.


City University of New York; John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Center on Terrorism (MA Certificate)
www.jjay.cuny.edu/terrorism
Offers MA students a certificate on terrorism studies with goals toward studying the deeper meanings behind violence, especially in its ultimate forms.


Clark University: Conflict Management (MS, Certificate)
www.copace.clarku.edu
Offers graduate level training to professionals for a certificate and a Master of Science in Professional Communications.


Denver University: Conflict Resolution (MA) Human Right (MA concentration, certificate)
www.du.edu/con-res
This program requires 70 quarter credts (47 semester hours). Over 50 courses are available to gear this program to a student’s personal needs.


Duquesne University: Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (MA concentration and certificate)
http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/graduate-school/programs/social-and-public-policy/programs/master-of-arts/conflict-resolution-concentration
Students in the social and public policy Master’s program can concentrate in conflict resolution. They can also complete 12 graduate credits and receive an additional certificate.

 Fresno Pacific University: Peacemaking and Conflict Studies (MA and Certificate)
Peace.fresno.edu
This program offers concentrations and certificates in the areas of school conflict management and peacemaking, mediation, church conflict management and peacemaking, restorative justice, and workplace conflict management and peacemaking.


Holy Names College: Culture and Spirituality (MA, Certificate)
www.hnu.edu/sophia
Program focuses on the spiritual dimensions of peace. Offers a Master’s program, a Certificate, and a 4 month sabbatical.


International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution: Conflict Resolution (Certificate with MA or PhD)
In conjunction with an MA or PhD in Organizational Psychology, students can pursue a concentration in conflict resolution for a certificate. The program has two levels a 12 credit level with an additional 6 credit level.


John F. Kennedy: Conflict Resolution (MA certificate)
www.jfku.edu/?a=gspp_certificates&amp;cid=2&amp;spid1=36&amp;spid2=38
Master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational psychology offer certificate programs in Conflict Resolution. This is a 25 unit certificate program that focuses on the principles of conflict management and cultural sensitivity.


Marquette University: Dispute Resolution (Certificate and Specialization with MA)
www.marquette.edu/disputeres
Non-degree interdisciplinary program that can be completed for a certificate in conjunction with a Master of Arts degree.


University of Massachusetts; Boston: Dispute Resolution (MA, 2 certificate options)
www.disres.umb.edu
Masters of Arts program requires 36 credits with specialization areas in education, environmental sciences, family conflict, and organizational labor conflict relations. There is also a 18 credit work dispute resolution certificate for working professionals.

 Nova Southeastern University: Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA certificate, MS, PhD)
Shss.nova.edu
This program offers both on campus and online courses. The Master’s Program requires 45 credits. The PhD program requires 82 credits plus dissertation work. There is also a graduate certificate program which requires 24 credits.


Saint Edwards University: Conflict Resolution (MA certificate and specialization)
www.stedwards.edu/business/graduate/mahs/conflictresolution.htm
This program offers a Masters in Human Services with a conflict resolution specialization. The program aims to develop counselors, mediators, and human resource personnel.


Syracuse University: Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Certificate with MA and PhD)
https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/parcc/education/Graduate_Certificate/
Students take courses in Fundamentals of Social Conflict analysis in addition to their MA or PhD coursework in order to obtain the certificate.


The University of Utah: Conflict Resolution Certificate Program (MA Certificate)
http://communication.utah.edu/programs/conflict-resolution/
Master’s program in the Department of Communication offers a two-semester Certificate program in conflict resolution. This certificate is completed in conjunction with the Master of Arts degree.


Woodbury College: Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies (MA, Certificate)
http://www.champlain.edu/mediation-degree/masters-mediation-and-applied-conflict-studies
This program utilizes both on campus and online courses in both mediation and conflict studies.