Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution
California University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

California University of Pennsylvania offers the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution, an online humanities degree.  Like many liberal arts and humanities degrees, this program is interdisciplinary with a focus on areas of conflict management and is “stackable,” allowing students to pursue complementary graduate degrees in such areas as psychology, social work, and legal studies.  The curriculum focuses on theory and applied training, helping students develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes.  You will take courses that involve in-depth study, including Nonviolence: Theory and Practice, Communication and Collaboration, Ethics in Global Perspective, and International and Intercultural Conflict Resolution. 

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Use conflict analysis models, tools, and processes
  • Understand various system dynamics and differing worldviews
  • Use collaborative processes to reach constructive outcomes
  • Apply modern theory to inform their personal understanding and professional approach to conflict resolution


  • Bachelor's  or Graduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.0 may apply for conditional admission.)
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview and resume may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education