Online Master’s in Conflict Resolution

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Make yourself an asset to any organization with a degree in conflict resolution

Expert faculty will guide you through theory, empirical analysis and research in conflict resolution master's degree program.

Conflicts occur in every sector of modern life. We find them in our families, our homes, our schools, places of work and communities, local, national and international. Enroll in this online master’s in Conflict Resolution from PennWest and gain practical skills for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives.

Over the course of this year-long program, you'll explore different conflict analysis models, tools and processes while you come to appreciate various system dynamics and differing world views.

Count on expert faculty to guide you through theory, empirical analysis and research. Gain practical problem-solving skills and learn to identify the conditions and dynamics of various forms of conflict. You’ll use modern theory to inform your personal understanding of different situations and respond in ways that promote peace, constructive social change, and respect for human rights.

You will graduate with a degree that will add value to your current professional role and make you an asset to any organization.

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Conflict Resolution courses are designed to meet the needs of students in a wide range of settings and professions.

12-Month Program

Complete your master’s degree in as little as 12 months, by taking courses in the fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. Students can enter the program during any semester.

Program Options

Choose either an applied research project or an internship as your capstone – or do both to further enhance your experience.

Fast Facts


As a fully online program, PennWest’s M.A. in conflict resolution is flexible and accessible.




100% online


Elizabeth Larsen, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Law

Start Terms:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Identification and analysis of the origins and dynamics of interpersonal, group, and societal conflicts
  2. Development of impactful and ethical strategies for defusing, managing, and preventing conflicts
  3. Application of techniques of negotiation, mediation, facilitation, and conciliation to defuse, manage, and prevent conflicts

Admissions Requirements

3.0 transcripts, 2.6 needs resume

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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