MA in Conflict Transformation

The master’s program in conflict transformation prepares students to creatively work for long-term sustained, structural change, whether in an organization or community or on a large-scale level. The program is practice-oriented; faculty come from the field and the student body is made up of peacebuilding practitioners from around the world.

Students may choose to focus their studies on restorative justice; psychosocial trauma; strategic peacebuilding; community development; or organizational leadership. Students may also choose to create a unique specialization. Students engage in local, mentored practice throughout the program; with faculty and staff support, students work in the local community to develop their skills in concrete ways while addressing key justice issues in the Shenandoah Valley. All students are encouraged to develop a portfolio of practice highlighting skills, research and publications.

“CJP’s greatest strength may be that its professors are seasoned reflective practitioners: they have clearly done their homework and their fieldwork. And they teach on their toes with an agility that comes only from enacting their subject matter.” –Jonathan McRay, M.A., 2013

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