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CONFLICT RELATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS

* = IPB Alumni

 

CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND RESOLUTION
Conflict Analysis and Resolution is an academic field that explores the causes of conflict at all levels -- intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational and international. It is heavily interdisciplinary drawing on traditions such as psychology, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, religious studies, history, etc. It also explores a variety of techniques that go beyond management of conflict toward sustainable resolution and transformation.  Lately, the world peacebuilding has taken on a more prominent role in describing these programs.

 

George Mason University*

M.A. & PhD., Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (ICAR)

University Notre Dame
The Joan Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution and International Peace Studies

University of San Diego*
MA in Peace and Justice Studies

Georgetown University*

MA in Conflict Resolution

Columbia University

MA in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

University of Oregon*

MA in Conflict Resolution

Eastern Mennonite U.*

M.A. Conflict Transformation
Brandeis University*

MA in Coexistence and Conflict

University of Wisconsin

MA in Sustainable Peacebuilding

University of Denver*
MA in Conflict Resolution

Creighton University*

MA in Justice and Peace Studies

American University

MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution

Portland State U.*

MA in Conflict Resolution

Antioch University

MA in Conflict Resolution

Southern Methodist University (Texas)

MA in Dispute Resolution

Syracuse University

Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution

Emory University

Development Practice

University of Hawaii*

Political Science, spec. in Conflict Resolution

University N. Carolina
School of Government, Public Dispute Resolution Program

University of N. Carolina – Greensboro

MA in Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution

Duquesne University

MA in Conflict Resoltion

 

 

 

 

PEACE STUDIES

Peace studies is an academic field which identifies and analyzes the violent and nonviolent behaviors as well as the structural mechanisms attending social conflicts with a view towards understanding those processes, which lead to a more desirable human condition. It typically focuses on managing conflict between large groups. It is usually an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the prevention, de-escalation, and management of conflicts, in contrast to war studies, which has as its aim the efficient attainment of victory in conflicts. Disciplines involved usually rely heavily on political science and international relations.


Stanford University*

MA in Peace Studies
Georgetown*

MA and PhD in Security Studies or PhD in Diplomacy

UC-Berkley*

MA Peace and Conflict Studies
UC-San Diego*

MA Peace Studies
Tufts University*

MA in Law & Diplomacy
Cornell University

MA in Peace Studies and International Development

Columbia University

MA in International Affairs
Duke University

Masters of International Development Policy with concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies
Johns Hopkins U.

MA in Conflict Management

UC Davis

MA in War & Peace Studies
George Washington

MA Internationalist Program in the Peace Corp

St. John’s University

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Utah*

Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies

 

ADR (ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION)
While multiple definitions of ADR abound, in essence, ADR is an alternative to the adversarial process that dominates litigation in the U.S. courts and justice systems.  ADR uses such techniques as arbitration, mediation and negotiation in an attempt to resolve disputes. In other words, ADR is a non-coercive alternative to the legal system that uses third parties interveners.  For many, it was seen as a more humane version of the U.S. legal system.

 

Harvard University

MA in Negotiation

Tuft’s Fletcher School of Diplomacy*

MA in Law and Diplomacy
Pepperdine University *
School of Public Policy, Joint MA of Dispute Resol. & Public Policy

Marquette University

MA in Dispute Resolution
University of Missouri
School of Law, LLM in Dispute Resolution

Ohio State University

International Studies program, Spec. Peace Studies

University Massachusetts.
MA Program in Dispute Resolution
Rutgers U.

Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Creighton University*
M.A. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
Typically, these schools are Peace Studies schools … though there are a few exceptions

 

University for Peace (Costa Rica)*
MA in Peace Education, MA in Media, Conflict and Peace Studies, MA in Gender and Peacebuilding, MA in International Peace Studies; MA in Natural Resources and Peace

University of Otaga (New Zealand)*
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Queensland (Australia)*
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies
Tel Aviv University (Israel)*

MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

London School of Economics (England)*

MA and PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies

Trinity College (Ireland)*

PhD in Reconciliation Studies

University of Bradford (England)*
MA and PhD in Peace Studies
University of Kent at Canterbury (England)*
MA and PhD in International Conflict Analysis

University of Ulster (Northern Ireland)*

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies
Bancaja International Centre for Peace and Development (Spain)
MA in Peace and Development Studies

Bar Ilan University (Israel)

MA in Conflict Resolution

City University of Hong Kong

MA in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Coventry University (England)
MA in Peace and Reconciliation Studies
Kings College -- Department of War Studies (England)
MA in International Conflict Studies

European University (Austria)
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

Göteborg University (Sweden)
MA in Peace Studies

Hebrew University (Israel)

MA in Conflict Resolution
Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
MA and PhD in Peace and Security Studies

Kyung Hee University (Korea)
Graduate Institute of Peace Studies

Lancaster University (England)
MA in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
Landegg International University (Switzerland)
MA in Conflict Resolution

Mindanao State University (Philippines)

MS in Peace and Security Studies

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan)

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

University of London (England)

MA in Violence, Conflict and Development
University of Natal (South Africa)*
MA and PhD in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

University of Sydney (Australia)

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Western Cape (South Africa)
MA in Conflict Studies
Uppsala University (Sweden)*

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies
 

 

ONLINE SCHOOLS
A range of schools here, but all programs are 100 percent online or require short residiencies

 

George Mason (SCAR)
MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

University of Peace

MA in Sustainable Peace

University of North Carolina Greensboro*

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

Cal State University – Dominguez Hills

MA in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Creighton University*
M.A. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

University of Denver

MA Alternative Dispute Resolution

Abiliene Christian University
MA in Conflict Resolution

Dominican University
MA in Conflict Resolution
University of the Rockies

MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

 

 

 

Online Resources

link:  http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/globaldirectory/login.php

user id:  careerservices@byuh.edu

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We also have created a spreadsheet with information on a number of top grad school programs here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlT_aHYVQrCFdFJXMTB2QVRqd0g5cmpZeHJ2QzY0V1E&usp=sharing#gid=0

 

 

Keys to a Great Grad School Application

 

GRE – LSAT

                It’s a big deal … study for it

GPA

                It’s a big deal, but not as big of a deal as you think

Your Personal Essay

                The Big Picture

                Specificity

                Creativity - Narrative

Letters of Recommendation

                Ask whether recommender can give you a stellar recommendation

                Prepare a packet of personal and school information, envelopes, forms, etc.

                Give recommenders plenty of time

Extra Curricular Activities

                Pick ones relevant to your field of study

Work Experience

                Again experience relevant to your field of study helps

Publications

                Publishing or presentation of a paper at a student conference

Picking the Right School

                Costs, location, specialization, aspirations