George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University

Conflict Analysis and Resolution, MS

Conflict Analysis and Resolution Graduate Programs
3434 Washington Blvd, Suite 5000
Arlington, VA 22201

Program Overview

This 33-credit professional program prepares students for practice and further academic work by integrating conflict analysis and resolution theory, research, and practical techniques. Participants study the theory, methods, and ethical perspectives of the field, and apply this knowledge in laboratory simulations and workshops, internships, and field practice. Graduates work in a variety of settings where conflict resolution is useful and interest groups are in conflict with current and emergent public policy. Examples are businesses, unions, government agencies, religious groups, court systems, educational institutions, community centers, international relief and development organizations, and consulting firms.

An accelerated master's option is available to students in the bachelor's program.  See Conflict Analysis and Resolution, BA or BS/Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Accelerated MS for specific requirements.

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.


S-CAR's location in Arlington, Virginia, just four metro stops from downtown Washington, D.C., allows students to take advantage of the many resources of the nation's capital. They include internships in federal, state and local government offices, non-governmental organizations, advocacy networks, international organizations, and the private sector. Alumni living in the region and other parts of the world provide students with additional opportunities for networking and collaboration. Employment opportunities could include:

  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • 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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