Careers & Skills
The conflict resolution graduate programs provide the theoretical foundations and practical skills to advance your current career trajectory or help you transition to a new one. Our alumni work in fields as diverse as business, government, education, health care, and international humanitarian work.
- Experience an intimate learning environment that fosters close relationships between faculty and students
- Explore conflict in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, and international settings
- Collaborate with our expert faculty of scholars and practitioners committed to student success
- Gain hands-on experience through in-court mediation, restorative justice, and conflict resolution internships
- Expand your network and knowledge base with relevant program-sponsored speaker series, conferences, and events
- Enjoy the flexibility of evening and weekend classes
Our faculty conduct research in the following fields:
- Conflict in Border Regions
- Court Mediation
- Cross-Cultural Conflict
- Democracy and Peace Building
- Dispute Resolution
- Gender and Security
- International Conflict
- Interreligious Dialogue
- Mediation and Negotiation
- Organizational Conflict
- Peace Education
- Political Violence· Restorative Justice
- Workgroup Conflict
Our faculty participate in research and service projects locally and globally in areas such as Africa, the Global South (especially Colombia and Ecuador), the Caribbean, Israel-Palestine, and Northern Ireland.
- Gain a thorough grounding in the theory of conflict and its resolution.
- Explore the social, psychological, political, structural, and cultural factors which give rise to conflict and shape its course.
- Understand the effects of different types of conflict on people and the relationships among them.
- Develop skills in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict management and resolution applications relevant to a broad range of contexts and group sizes. These skills include nonviolent, collaborative resolution methods, such as mediation, facilitation, negotiation, dialogue, organizational change, and consensual decision making.
Center for Governance and Sustainability
Linking analytical rigor and policy action in environmental, developmental and sustainability governance globally through state-of-the-art research, interactive dialogue, and comprehensive training for innovative leadership.
Director: Maria Ivanova, PhD
Center for Peace Democracy and Development
Promoting conflict resolution, democracy, economic development, education building, media development, and legal and judicial reform through partnerships and training programs across the globe.
Executive Director: Darren Kew, PhD
Other McCormack Graduate School Research Centers and Institutes
Our nationally and internationally known centers and institutes also provide students with opportunities for jobs, internships, and possible thesis or dissertation data.