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Brandeis University, Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution & Coexistence: Scholarship Deadlines Extended

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    Deadlines extended to March 1st for two full scholarships! Please see the scholarships and financial aid section of this posting for more details.

    The call for peacebuilders grows ever stronger. Whether it is on the national, international, or local level, communities increasingly need peace leaders. The Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX), supported by the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, is responding to this call, offering multiple degree programs that transcend disciplines and increase peacebuilding practice. We are now accepting applications for our 2017-2018 academic year, with full and partial scholarships available.

    The Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX) is designed for early and mid-career professionals who work or wish to work on nonviolent peacebuilding within governments, international agencies or non-profit organizations.

    The program also prepares graduates for global careers in conflict resolution and transformation, security and diplomacy, aid and development, human rights, governance, education, civil society and community development. Students are trained in theoretical and practical issues of coexistence and conflict resolution in divided societies.

    Students will gain professional skills to design and implement successful interventions that enable groups, nations and regions to embrace peaceful coexistence and use those skills in their work in both government and non-government settings.

    Through three pillars, the COEX program curriculum aims at strengthening students’ competencies:

    To evaluate conflicts and design strategies for coexistence intervention,

    To mediate, negotiate and lead interactions with the different stakeholders,

    And to test coexistence theory in the reality of conflict zones through a practicum.

    The 16-month curriculum includes an academic year in residence in the Boston area followed by three to six months of combined fieldwork, leading either to an internship report, a master’s paper or thesis. The program is designed to help students develop the ability to foster inter-communal and international cooperation in the face of tension and conflict. The approach is interdisciplinary, drawing from fields as diverse as social psychology, international politics, sociology, law, anthropology and cultural studies. The Slifka Foundation supports the fieldwork travel costs.

    COEX students may also choose to combine a Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence degree with:

    To complement their expertise, our students collaborate with theProgram on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, which brings together faculty and practitioners from the field of deal-making and conflict resolution. Brandeis University also belongs to a consortium including Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University (excluding the Fletcher School) and the School of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, enabling Heller students to take courses at these schools.

    To apply click here.

    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    Students applying to the COEX program are considered for a variety of scholarships, including the Alan B. Slifka Scholarship in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution, a partial tuition award.

    This year we have several full scholarships available:

    The Topol Fellowships on Nonviolence Practice, and

    The Social Policy and Coexistence Fellowship

    Scholarships are also offered to students from certain geographic regions and who have particular research interests. For a full listing please click here.

    In addition, the Heller School offers generous scholarships to returningPeace Corps, AmeriCorps, City Year, and United States Veterans.

    Each of these scholarships has unique application requirements and deadlines, so please click here for details.

    Application Deadlines:

    January 15: Round 1
    March 1: Round 2
    May 1: Final – International Students
    June 1: Final – US Citizens/Permanent Residents

    For further details about the Coexistence and Conflict Program please visit:

    Questions may be addressed to Sandra Jones, Assistant Director COEX Program at,

    Christopher Krause, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

    or Heller Admissions at

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