Doctor of Philosophy in Conflict Analysis & Resolution
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

The Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of pragmatic approaches to solving problems inherent in human social relations. The doctorate degree curriculum also builds on a student’s core knowledge of skills and techniques of practice, interdisciplinary research, policy and program development, historical critique, cultural analysis, and theoretical foundations of the field. Students of the advanced studies degree are exposed to a broad range of strategies to help people achieve nonviolent, non-legal solutions for conflicts that arise in many personal, professional, organizational, and social environments.

Students of the doctoral program will delve into advanced studies of conflict analysis and resolution by mentoring and developing practitioners trained in theory, practice, research, teaching, and informed leadership in the field. The specialized curriculum draws from a variety of theoretical perspectives and the knowledge of an experienced, interdisciplinary faculty to ensure a student’s optimal learning environment.

The Ph.D. will prepare graduate students for careers as advanced practitioners, college and university educators, researchers, theoreticians, consultants, program evaluators, and organization administrators. Students also have the opportunity to choose from several concentrations, each tailored to best suit a student’s personal and professional career aspirations. The concentrations include the following: 

  • Community-based conflict
  • Conflict in Organizations
  • Global Conflict
  • Interpersonal Conflict


  • Students must attend two five-day residencies per year.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Goal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Resume/CV
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international students

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges