Conflict related graduate programs conflict analysis and resolution

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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.
Antioch University

M.A. in Conflict Resolution

Eastern Mennonite U.

M.A. Conflict Transformation Program

George Mason U.**

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

Indiana University

MS Sociology, Conflict Resolution Program

John F. Kennedy U.

Program in Conflict Resolution

Nova Southeastern University (Florida)

PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Portland State U.

School of Philosophy, Conflict Resolution Graduate Program

Southern Methodist University (Texas)

MA in Dispute Resolution

Syracuse University

Maxwell School, Prog. On the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict

University of Colorado**
Conflict Research Consortium and UC at Denver.

University of Denver**
M.A. Conflict Resolution Program

University of Hawaii

Political Science, spec. in Conflict Resolution

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

University of N. Carolina – Greensboro

Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution, MA

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

Wayne State University
College of Labor & Metropolitan Affairs, M.A. in Dispute Resolution Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

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.
American University**

School International Studies, International Peace & Conflict Resolution

Arcadia University

M.A. Program. Program in International Peace and Conflict and Management Resolution

Arizona State

MS & PhD in Justice Studies and Cultural Transformation

Ball State University

Center for Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

Brandeis University**

MA in Coexistence and Conflict

Colgate University

B.A. Center for Global Peace Studies

Columbia University

School for Intern.& Public Affairs, Ctr. For International Cooperation & Conflict Resolution

Columbia College

(S. Carolina) M.A. in Human Behavior & Conflict Management

Cornell University

Peace Studies and Peace Science

Duke University
M.A. in International Development Policy

Duquesne University

Grad. Ctr. For Social & Public Policy, spec. in C.R. and Peace Studies

Fresno Pacific U.

MA in Conflict Management and Peacemaking


M.A. in Conflict Resolution, M.A. and PhD in Security Studies or PhD in Diplomacy

George Washington

Master's Internationalist Program in the Peace Corps

Johns Hopkins U.**

Paul Nitze School of Administration and International Studies, spec. In Conflict Management

Kent State University

Political Science, Ctr. Of Applied Conflict Management

Kennesaw State U.

Program in Conflict Management

Lesley University

M.A Ed. spec. Conflict Resolution and Peaceable Schools

Salisbury U.

Center for Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

St. John’s University

Peace Studies Department

Stanford University**

MA and PhD in International Security and Arms Control

Tufts University

PhD in International Affairs

University Baltimore

MS in Negotiation and Conflict Management

University of California**
Center for Peace & Conflict

University Cincinnati
College of Ed. Urban Center for Peace Research

University of Idaho

Martin Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

University San Diego**
M.A. Institute for Peace and Justice

Utah State

MS in International and Comparitive Studies: Conflict and Cooperartion

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.
California State

M.A. Behavioral Science in Negotiation and Conflict Management

Creighton University
M.A. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Georgia State U.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Hofra University

Law. Institute of Conflict Transformation

Harvard University**

School of Law, Ctr. For Negotiation

John Jay College

Law. Justice & Dispute Resolution

Marquette University

Grad. Program in Dispute Resolution

Ohio State University**

International Studies program, Spec. Peace Studies

Pepperdine University
School of Public Policy, Joint MA of Dispute Resol. & Public Policy

Rutgers U.

Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Tuft’s Fletcher School of Diplomacy**

MA in Law and Diplomacy

University Massachuss.
MA Program in Dispute Resolution

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

University of Oregon**

MS in Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Typically, these schools are Peace Studies schools … though there are a few exceptions
Alice-Salomon University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
MA in Intercultural Conflict Management
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

London School of Economics (England)**

MA and PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies

Mindanao State University (Philippines)

MS in Peace and Security Studies

Tel Aviv University (Israel)

MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan)

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

Trinity College (Ireland)**

PhD in Reconciliation Studies

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

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

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

University of Sydney (Australia)

MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Ulster (Northern Ireland)**

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

**= well regarded programs

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