Conflict Resolution, M.A. | University of Massachusetts Boston | Boston, United States
24 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
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Train to be an expert mediator, negotiator and facilitator. Gain conflict resolution, collaborative decision making, and problem-solving skills with the Conflict Resolution program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. 


Gain conflict resolution, collaborative decision making, and problem-solving skills. 

Focus on areas such as court mediation, restorative justice, cross cultural conflict, peacebuilding,  organizational and international conflict, and more.

Students in University of Massachusetts Boston's Conflict Resolution Master of Arts (MA) program examine the causes and characteristics of local and global conflict, and develop skills related to peaceful problem solving and collaborative decision making. 

Graduates work in fields as varied as policy, health care, education, peacebuilding, human resources, law, and ministry.  We are involved in court mediation, peace education, restorative justice, inter-religious dialogue, bridging the Israeli Palestinian conflict and much more. 

Careers & Skills

The conflict resolution graduate programs provide the theoretical foundations and practical skills to advance your current career trajectory or help you transition to a new one. Our alumni work in fields as diverse as business, government, education, health care, and international humanitarian work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation Internship
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict
  • Conflict Resolution Systems for Organizations
  • Overview of Conflict Intervention Processes
  • Conflict in Workgroups 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Writing Sample optional
  • Statement of Purpose - Answer all 3 questions:
  • Outline the development of your interest in conflict resolution, leading to your decision to apply to the program. (500-1,000 words).
  • Describe one or more specific experiences you have had with conflict. What was your role? What were your rewards and frustrations? (500-1,000 words).
  • How will you apply the skills, knowledge, and perspective acquired through the program in your current and/or future employment? (500-1,000 words).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Part time in-state: $787/credit
  • Part time out-of-state: $1,537/credit

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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