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Conflict Resolution, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Boston, MA, United States
Explore the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict management and resolution applications. Learn nonviolent, collaborative resolution methods, including mediation, facilitation, negotiation, dialogue, and consensual decision making.
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Overview

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  • Mediate: Work within the court system to develop restorative justice options for juvenile offenders.
  • Facilitate Racial Dialogues: Engage with local community leaders to facilitate ethnic and racial dialogues in the wake of the 40th anniversary of the busing crisis in Boston.
  • Negotiate Workplace Conflicts: Design conflict management systems for your organization or business.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a thorough grounding in the theory of conflict and its resolution. Explore the social, psychological, political, structural, and cultural factors which give rise to conflict and shape its course.
  • Understand the effects of different types of conflict on people and the relationships among them.
  • Develop skills in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict management and resolution applications relevant to a broad range of contexts and group sizes. These skills include nonviolent, collaborative resolution methods, such as mediation, facilitation, negotiation, dialogue, organizational change and consensual decision making.

Courses are aimed to help students understand the causes and characteristics of conflict offering concentrations in organizational conflict and international conflict.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Negotiation
  • Introductory Theory
  • Mediation Internship
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict
  • Conflict Resolution Systems for Organizations
  • Overview of Conflict Intervention Processes
  • Conflict in Workgroups
  • Special Topics in Conflict Resolution - Topics vary by term
  • Advanced Negotiation and Mediation - Topics vary by term
  • International Institutions and Development
  • Global Governance
  • Global Environmental Governance
  • International Organizations and the Environment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

To apply for admission to graduate study at UMass Boston, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing, or an international equivalent.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    31425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31425 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16115 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16115 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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