George Mason University
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George Mason University

Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Online Degree

Program Overview

This professional program prepares students for further academic work, as well as careers with government agencies, international peacebuilding, relief and development organizations, private business, unions, community centers, education institutions, and settings in which conflict analysis and resolution skills are in demand. Students study theory, methods and ethical perspectives of the field and apply this knowledge in simulations, workshops, field practice and internships. Classes are offered in half- and full-semester formats using Mason's distance-learning platforms. A three-credit residency component is also required.

Graduates can build careers in such organizations and fields as:

  • Security/Intelligence: Presidential Management Fellowship Program, Department of State, USAID, Department of Defense, FBI
  • Non-profit: International Rescue Committee, Northern Virginia Mediation Service, Search for Common Ground, The Institute for Multi Track Diplomacy
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Disaster Relief: Red Cross, Oxfam International, Amnesty International, International Crisis Group
  • Public Participation/Service: Social Services, Community Development
  • Multi-Lateral Agencies: World Bank, United Nations, International Monetary Fund
  • Education: D.C. Public Schools, Engaging Governments in Genocide Prevention, Integral Peacemaker Institute
  • Research: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Brookings Institution, United States Institute of Peace, RAND Corporation

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.

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