Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, M.Sc. | Columbia University | Manhattan, United States
18 months
2428 USD/credit 64746 USD/year
2428 USD/credit 64746 USD/year
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Columbia University’s Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution prepares students to analyze the root causes and dynamics of conflict and to transform disputes through reasoned and resourceful interventions. 

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With courses led by some of the world’s premier scholar-practitioners in negotiation and conflict resolution, the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Columbia University focuses on developing self-awareness, tenacity, and interpersonal competency; building common ground; opening lines of communication; ensuring representation and recognition; and building sustainable possibilities for resolution. 

Flexible program options meet the needs of young and mid-career professionals as well as career-changing professionals.

Fast Facts

  • Columbia University has a rich heritage in conflict resolution theory beginning with the work of Morton Deutsch, and is widely recognized as a leader in the discipline.
  • Conflict resolution professionals work in a range of fields, including business, law, education, healthcare, and government.
  • Conflict resolution professionals regularly act as arbitrators, mediators, facilitators, and ombuds.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Conflict and Cooperation
  • Intrapersonal Dynamics and Conflict
  • Foundations of Conflict Analysis
  • Applying Conflict Analysis
  • Conflict Resolution and Dynamical Systems
  • Advanced Conflict Resolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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40 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (300 to 500 words)
  • Supplemental essay (250 words maximum)
  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or the
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Video Essay

Tuition Fee

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    64746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    64746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
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