12 months
708 USD/credit 38232 USD/year
708 USD/credit 38232 USD/year
478 USD/credit 25812 USD/year
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In this Conflict Resolution program from Portland State University, you'll gain an understanding of various kinds of conflict, including interpersonal, social, and global conflict, and develop depth in areas such as peace education, human rights, non-violence, and global affairs. 

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You'll become well-grounded in both theory and practice by exploring deep philosophical issues as well as the practical application of conflict resolution in diverse contexts.

We recognize that many of our students balance school, work, and family. Our students are service-oriented, globally-minded, and people-centered. But they come to us at different points in their lives and from different places. Some have just finished their undergraduate education. Others are working in dispute resolution, education, activism and advocacy, communications, or human services, and want to further their ability to effect change. Whatever your path, you'll be prepared to work effectively and collaboratively in the field of conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation.


The graduates of the Conflict Resolution program from Portland State University are prepared to take on leadership positions in conflict management and intervention in governmental, non-governmental, and corporate settings at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

Conflict resolution gives you knowledge and skills that can be applied across a variety of fields and professions, including:

  • Group facilitator in professional and community settings
  • Organizer for peace and justice advocacy
  • Researcher, program developer, or leader in NGOs or other agencies
  • Restorative justice work in settings such as family, schools, juvenile or adult incarceration, and community justice
  • Trauma-informed and trauma-healing work

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Perspectives in Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy of Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Values & Ethics in Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Psychology of Conflict Resolution
  • Psychology of Peace and Conflict
  • Advanced Intercultural Conflict Resolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    25812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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