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Your education at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution extends beyond the classroom. Students travel to conflict zones in the United States and abroad, as well as getting internships at federal agencies and organizations in D.C. Our curriculum will give you the opportunity to engage with conflict directly, gaining the skills and experience to succeed in many professions.

We Stand Above the Rest

We are the oldest and the largest school for conflict resolution in the world, and the only one offering undergraduate through doctoral degrees.

Unlike other conflict resolution programs, we are not embedded in a traditional discipline but pull together faculty from across the social sciences. We exist independently, which allows us to be interdisciplinary in a way that others can't.

Our focus is the study of conflict as a social problem; since we aren't part of a specialized discipline, when you choose to study here, your reach and goals will be unlimited.

You'll learn through small, discussion-based courses, and be part of a diverse student body that represents a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

Your classmates, along with our world-class faculty, will bring perspectives from around the world.

Even if you're already in the workforce, we've got your back: About half our graduate students are working professionals, so the majority of our graduate classes are held in the evening.

The D.C. area, with its nonprofits, government agencies, and international community, is a hub for peacebuilding practice and policy.

Our proximity will give you the opportunity to enjoy access to leaders in the field, to build networks, and to find fascinating internships.

Photo of U.S. Representative John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks at Mason’s Fall for the Book Festival about the importance of nonviolent protest in affecting change. Mason's proximity to Washington, D.C., gives S-CAR students access to national and global leaders. (Photo by: Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University)

Studying here also means you'll have the opportunity to help resolve conflicts across a wide spectrum of areas; your workplace could range from your own hometown to a nation half a world away.

When you graduate from Mason's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, you'll have a career that allows you to make a real impact on the world.