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
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- 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
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- 12 months
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- 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
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International38232 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
National38232 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State25812 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 478 USD per credit during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.