12 months
1431 USD/credit 47223 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 47223 USD/year
543 USD/credit 17919 USD/year
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This professional Conflict Analysis and Resolution program at George Mason University prepares students for practice and further academic work by integrating conflict analysis and resolution theory, research, and practical techniques.

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Participants study the theory, methods, and ethical perspectives of the field, and apply this knowledge in laboratory simulations and workshops, internships, and field practice. 

Key Features 

  • Examples are businesses, unions, government agencies, religious groups, court systems, educational institutions, community centers, international relief and development organizations, and consulting firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Foundations of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Conflict Inquiry
  • Conflict Assessment and Program Evaluation
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Engaging Conflict
  • Human Rights Theory and Practice in Comparative Perspective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For Fall admission:

Standard Deadline: March 15, 2021

Space Available (International): July 15, 2021

Space Available (Domestic): August 1, 2021


33 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition, applicants must submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts; two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a faculty member in the applicant's undergraduate or graduate major field; a resume or curriculum vitae; and a 750- to 1,000-word essay on goals and reasons for seeking admission to the program. GRE or other standardized test scores are not required but may be submitted. The TOEFL is required of international students
  • Background courses in social sciences, as well as prior work experience, are desirable. Prior graduate academic work is evaluated on an individual basis for possible transfer credit and fulfillment of program requirements; however, Mason usually does not reduce the total credits required for the degree. Students may enroll on a full- or part-time basis. The MS Program is available on-campus, online or in a hybrid format (on-campus and distance learning).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47223 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47223 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17919 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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