24 months
1441 USD/credit 23056 USD/year
1441 USD/credit 23056 USD/year
1078 USD/credit 17248 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Conflict and Communication program at Temple University enables emerging scholars to understand processes of conflict and reconciliation from a communication theory and research perspective; to conduct research on conflict and communication processes.


As students work toward completion of the degree, they:

  • learn a strong social science theory-driven approach to studying and researching the influence of communication on conflict development, escalation, and resolution;
  • examine how communication processes create, reflect, and address conflict across cultural and situational contexts;
  • gain the competency to analyze and apply conflict solutions to various social settings, including interpersonal, organizational, community, and media-based interactions;
  • learn how to analyze the interplay between social identity construction and conflict;
  • develop theory-based approaches to help practitioners work in conflict spaces effectively; and
  • work with professors who are renowned scholars and practitioners in the conflict field.

In short, our students and faculty do not simply observe change, but create it.

Future Career

Graduates of the M.S. in Conflict and Communication program from Temple University  stand out in their ability to research and analyze the role communication plays in managing conflict throughout the system. Graduates are prepared to serve in academic, international policy, and think tank organizations; non-profit research institutions; and non-profit organizations focused on social advocacy and social cohesion. This program is also uniquely suited to prepare students for doctoral studies in the social sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Conflict and Communication Colloquium
  •  Conflict and Communication Theory
  • Media and Social Conflict
  •  Methods for Conflict and Communication Research
  •  Data Analysis for Conflict and Communication Research
  • Advanced Data Analysis for Conflict and Communication Research
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiation
  • Conflict and Communication Thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline
  • Statement of Goals: In approximately 1,000 words
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current professional resume or curriculum vitae is required.
  • Writing Sample: Applicants are required to submit a writing sample that best demonstrates their writing ability, although a writing sample that is based on or reflects social science research is preferred. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1078 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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