The M.A. Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improve the understanding and resolution of current, often violent social conflicts. The program combines both micro and macro level analyses that link theory with practice. For this purpose, the program encourages and promotes:

  • Analyses of current and persistent conflict situations with an emphasis on perceptual and cultural aspects of social conflicts.
  • Research in negotiation, third-party intervention, cooperative decision making, interactive conflict resolution, and track-two diplomacy applied to various social contexts.
  • Creative design and implementation of conflict resolution process to policy issues related to disputes in or among identity groups, governments, organizations, civil society or corporations.
  • International organizations, NGO's, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consulting firms, are potential employers of our graduates.

    Program Requirements may vary according to the year of first enrollment. Please click the links below to see the program requirements for new students.

    Continuing students may track their program requirements on Student Resources web site based on the relevant level (undergraduate/graduate), year of first enrollment and program.

    Click here for MA Degree Requirements (Thesis)

    Click here for MA Degree Requirements (Non-thesis)

    Click here for Application Requirements and Application Form

    Deadline and acceptance:

    May 31, 2019 is the deadline for the applications. After an initial screening eligible candidates are invited for an interview via e-mail. 

    For more information about academic questions, please contact Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program Coordinator Ayşe Betül Çelik (