Become a professional peacebuilder with a Master’s in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
The Carter School trains the next generation of conflict resolvers at the cutting-edge of the field. Our interdisciplinary approach and dedication to experiential learning provides students with the analytical and practical skills they need to pursue the resolution of conflicts at all levels of society.
A graduate degree from the Carter School will enable you to:
✔ Influence and encourage others to pursue alternatives to war.
✔ Craft solutions to global challenges, as well as clashes within your community.
✔ Engage in important conversations of the day.
Degrees that Drive Change
The Carter School was founded on the recognition that conflict is a whole-of-society phenomenon and transforming it toward peace and justice requires whole-of-society approaches. That’s why our top-of-the-field master’s programs offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages students to identify the steps they can take to address conflicts at the interpersonal, community, institutional, national, and global levels.
In person and online options available. Our graduate programs will prepare you to promote peace and practice conflict resolution.
- Master of Science (MS) in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
- Online Master of Science (MOL) in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
- Dual Master's Degrees in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security with the University of Malta
- Dual Master’s Degrees in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Social Work
- Charles E. Scheidt Master’s Fellowship for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Choose a concentration in specific areas of the field while learning techniques and approaches from other areas to enhance your specialization.
- Social Justice Advocacy & Activism
- Dynamics of Violence
- Media, Narrative and Public Discourse
- Inclusive Conflict Engagement
- Conflict-Sensitive Development and Resilience
- Build Your Own Concentration
Join us as we continue to build on our strong tradition of excellence in education as the first and foremost academic institution in the field of peace and conflict studies.
Priority Deadline for Merit Award Consideration*: February 1
Standard Deadline: March 15 (Extended to July 15)
* Please contact the Admissions Coordinator for details
Priority Deadline for Merit Award Consideration*: November 1
Standard Deadline: January 4
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