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MSc

How long you will study
1 - 3 Years

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full-time, part-time

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About Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

Conflict resolution skills are essential for forging and stewarding successful relationships between people, communities, and organizations. Columbia University's Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution prepares students to analyze the root causes and dynamics of conflict and to transform disputes through reasoned and resourceful interventions. With courses led by some of the world's premier scholar-practitioners in negotiation and conflict resolution, the program focuses on developing self-awareness, tenacity, and interpersonal competency; building common ground; opening lines of communication; ensuring representation and recognition; and building sustainable possibilities for resolution. Flexible program options meet the needs of young and mid-career professionals as well as career-changing professionals.

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
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Entry requirements

U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent - If your post-secondary credentials are from an institution outside the United States, the Office of Admissions requires you to submit all post-secondary credentials (undergraduate and graduate) to World Education Services, Inc. (WES), a third-party verification agency for a course-by-course evaluation for admission consideration. The Office of Admissions will use the credential evaluation provided by WES to determine if your undergraduate degree is the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.

Students must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English - Please review the English language proficiency details under the Application Requirements section to determine if proof of English language proficiency is required. Applicants who are required to provide test scores must submit a current TOEFL iBT or IELTS score report and have a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT or receive a 7.0 or higher on the IELTS.

Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and analysis.

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    “One of the best parts of my education at Columbia was my capstone project. The confluence of a real-world experience while applying new learnings in real-time provided new insights with regard to data, persuasive communication, and leadership.”

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