Graduate Certificates

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The Carter School is ranked No. 1 in the country for conflict resolution and mediation.
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Years of leading the world in conflict resolution research and teaching.
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Students bringing diverse perspectives to our program, the largest in the world.
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Alumni have found employment directly related to their career goals.

Transform Your Career

The Carter School’s graduate certificates focus on the practical knowledge and skills critical to practitioners working to transform conflict in their organizations, communities, and around the world.


Why the Carter School?

Innovative programs. Practical skills. Real impact.

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Learn from Experts
Learn from practitioner-teachers with deep expertise in transforming conflict.
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Gain In-Demand Conflict Resolution Skills
Our certificates help you realize your goals, whether you are a recent graduate looking to add valuable skills or a mid-career professional seeking to make the next leap in your career.
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Build Your Network
Tap into the Carter School's deep networks in the field of conflict resolution in the United States and across the world. Create new contacts at organizations where you can continue your career.


Choose Between Three Certificate Programs

Program Format

Our graduate certificate programs are designed for working professionals looking to enhance their knowledge in conflict analysis and resolution.

  • 15 credits, including a capstone project
  • Average time to complete: 1 year
  • Evening, weekend, and online class options
  • No GRE required

Each of our students completes a capstone project during the summer. Past examples include:

  • Experiential Learning Orientation for New Managers: Resolving Conflict
  • Developing a shared humanitarian and security conflict assessment framework
  • World Religions 101 for Current Conflicts: Adult religious education for local congregations
  • Help, I’ve Been Blogged: A Public Conversation Aimed at Changing Dominant Narratives in Internet Bullying
  • Peace Walk: Trauma Recovery for Veterans
  • Revitalization of High School Diversity Initiatives and Increasing Student Voice