Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Designed for Working Professionals

Analyze the root causes and dynamics of conflict to transform disputes with a Master’s in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

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Columbia University’s Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution skills are essential for forging and sustaining successful relationships between people, communities and organizations. Columbia University’s flexible program options—hybrid and on campus—meet the needs of professionals at all stages of their careers.

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Program at a Glance

“The program equipped me with the skills to become a facilitator at the negotiation table.”

Diana P., ‘14SPS, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


On Campus
3-4 terms to complete
Fall enrollment


On Campus
6-7 terms to complete
Fall enrollment


Online plus 3-week on-campus summer Intensive Study
4 terms to complete
Spring enrollment

In this program, you will:

Achieve Your Professional Goals

Conflict resolution is applicable to a wide array of professional settings and contexts, including business, law, education, healthcare and government.

Understand the Root Causes of Conflict

Develop practical tools and theoretical frameworks to transform disputes using reasoned and resourceful interventions.

Join a Robust Academic and Professional Network

Access Columbia’s professional community of faculty, alumni and fellow students to expand networking potential, explore mentorship opportunities and support career and academic goals.