Jake Graff, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees, completed his tour in 2014. He’s now working towards a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution after getting his BA in Criminal Justice in 2016. He plans to use the skills he acquired while pursuing his degree towards a career in financial management initially but would eventually like to change gears and transition into the world of corporate mediation. Contact Jake at Jacob.Graff001@umb.edu
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We know that veterans face challenges when returning to college. We are here to assist you with the process of turning your military experiences into a career or helping you get started in a new field. Learn to manage conflict and govern local and global organizations with a graduate degree in Conflict Resolution, or International Relations.
These programs require a BA to apply however, not having a bachelor’s degree is NOT a deal breaker! UMass Boston offers an accelerated BA to MA program where you can earn both degrees in as little as 5 years. For example, you could apply as an undergraduate to any of the majors offered by the College of Liberal Arts, then in your junior year you apply for an accelerated master’s degree and get on track to graduate in 5 years with a bachelors and a master’s.
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