George Mason University
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George Mason University

Conflict Analysis and Resolution Graduate Certificate

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  • Mara Schoeny
  • Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall, 5110A
    3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 4D3
    Arlington, VA 22201
  • 703-993-9191
  • mschoeny@gmu.edu

Program Overview

This 15-credit certificate is specifically tailored to provide students with practical knowledge of conflict analysis and resolution relevant to their focused areas of work. Designed for mid-career professionals studying in a cohort environment, the certificate programs integrate conflict analysis and resolution theory, research, and practical technique. These programs use intensive course sessions, lecture, seminar, and applied mentored learning in real and simulated situations to prepare students to use conflict analysis and resolution approaches in their work in a variety of fields.  Students choose one of four concentrations.

This certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis, unless a student is concurrently enrolled in another degree program or takes additional courses over those required for the certificate program.  Some courses are offered only in intensive Saturday and Sunday formats or online.

Find degree requirements in the university catalog

Opportunities

S-CAR's location in Northern Virginia, just four metro stops from downtown Washington, allows students to take advantage of opportunities at federal, state and local government offices, non-governmental organizations, advocacy networks, international organizations and the private business sector. Alumni living in the region and other parts of the world provide students with additional opportunities for networking and collaboration. Some local organizations include:

  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • AMIDEAST
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Community Building Institute
  • District of Columbia Mayor's Office on Community Relations
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Human Trafficking Institute
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems
  • National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism
  • Saferworld
  • Save the Children
  • Search for Common Ground
  • United Nations
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Institute of Peace
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