MA in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding


Admission Requirements
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any major and a GPA of 3.20 or above (4-point scale) in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units of upper division course work from any accredited college or university may apply for admission to the degree program with classified status. Individuals with a master’s degree in conflict resolution (or a closely related area) from any accredited college or university may apply for admission to the post-master’s certificate program. All applicants must submit the standard admission application by May 1 for admission in the subsequent August. Currently the program does not require the Graduate Record Examination. However, the program requires a 500-word biographical essay, and three letters of recommendation. The biographical statement and letters of recommendation must address: (1) what in the applicant’s background indicates this subject matter is appropriate for this applicant, (2) why applicant desires this degree or certificate and (3) what does applicant plan to do with this degree or certificate once obtained. The biographical essay and letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the program director. Applicants will be selected to fill the vacancies in the program on the basis of grade point average (if applicable) and an evaluation of the biographical statement and letters of recommendation and may be required to participate in an oral interview. There is an opportunity to pursue a joint JD/MA cooperation with Southwestern Law School. Students interested in pursuing this opportunity should consult with the program director prior to commencement of their first semester as a graduate student.

Information should be requested from:
Penny Ann LaBaun
Administrative Coordinator
Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding Program
CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street LIB-E510
Carson, CA 90747 USA
Tel. 310-243-3237
Fax 310-516-4268

Students are admitted only once a year on a cohort basis. Applicants will be considered for Fall admission only. Completed all supporting documentation must be received no later than June 1.

A. Marco Turk