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BA Conflict Resolution

The Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University offers either an Undergraduate Degree or Masters Degree. Both degrees draw from and contribute to theories and insights in the field, as well as preparing students for professional work.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The program currently offers the following areas of concentration:

  • Theory and Practice
  • Peace and Justice
  • International and Intercultural Conflict Resolution

Students entering this Conflict Resolution program are expected to develop an understanding and appreciation of the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological breadth of the field.

Portland State University students are also encouraged to broaden the scope of their studies by pursuing their own particular interests in the study of conflict resolution and integrating their life experiences and ideas into their studies.Student and advisor work together to design an individualized program based upon each student’s particular interests in the field of conflict resolution.

Some current areas of interest in this field include violence prevention, mediation, negotiation, facilitation, restorative justice, nonviolent social change, international conflict resolution, and dispute systems design and evaluation.


Courses Included

  • Introduction to Conflict Resolution
  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Values and Ethics