In Conflict resolution masters programs, students learn how to analyze conflict and how to uncover the underpinnings of conflict situations. They gain skills to defuse and prevent conflict situations that arise among individuals, groups, and countries.

In this Idealist Grad School Podcast series, Amy Potthast chats with admissions staff from two conflict resolution grad programs:
  • This episode, part one, is an overview of the degree and careers.
  • Find Part Two, on course work, field work, and certificates at
  • Find Part Three on admissions and financial aid advice at
The Guests:
Erin Ogilvie, George Mason University’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Tim Hicks, University of Oregon’s masters program in Conflict Resolution

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  • Idealist Grad School Resource Center features an overview of the conflict resolution degree, among others.
  • Find a listing of grad programs in conflict resolution on the website of Salisbury University’s Center for Conflict Resolution
Direct download: Conflict_Resolution__Part_1_degree_and_careers.m4a
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