Coexistence and Conflict

Brandeis University

12 months
53500 USD/year
53500 USD/year
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They are delighted to welcome you to the Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict  and Coexistence at the Heller School, which operates as a close-knit family in a warm and intellectually stimulating environment where learning and success is our first goal.


Their mission is to enhance the capabilities of students to promote coexistence through their work in governmental and non-governmental institutions and provide them with the professional skills to design and implement successful interventions that enable groups, nations and regions to embrace coexistence values.

Peace Studies

Students from around the world join them to master the fundamentals of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Courses, fieldwork and events prepare them for a lifelong career to promote coexistence values as responsible leaders and facilitators in conflict transformation.

Peace Research

Faculty are leading experts in conflict theory and intervention. As researchers and practitioners, they provide students with a unique blend of cutting-edge knowledge and know-how that our graduates apply to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflicts.

Conflict Resolution

Students spend three months in the field integrated in peacebuilding organizations (NGO, government or international agency) or conducting independent research. Upon their return to Boston, they share their findings at a capstone with faculty, fellow students, alumni and partners.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Coexistence and Conflict Theory and Analysis (Professor Fitzduff)
  • Responsible Negotiation (Professor Lempereur)
  • Coexistence Intervention, Monitoring and Evaluation (Professor Jean)
  • Mediation Principles and Skills (Professor Johnson)
  • Coexistence Research Methods (Professor Jones)
  • Planning and Implementation (Professor Ellsworth)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    53500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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