A Conflict Field Degree for a Complex World
Our Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Engagement (CAE) builds mastery in knowledge and skills in the multi-faceted conflict field. Skills include conflict analysis, conflict management, and conflict resolution. Conflict study and practice applies to a wide range of needs and opportunities in public and organizational life—in for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations as well as professional consulting practice.
Designed for the adult learner and lifestyle, the M.A. degree in Conflict Analysis and Engagement can be completed in as little as 18 months as a full time student.
Students engage in dynamic online graduate courses that bring depth to students’ areas of interest and professional development. The CAE program at Antioch University Midwest is a low-residency, online learning model that enables students to complete their coursework from any location with an internet connection. Weekly class conference calls with instructors enrich the online learning experience with real-time voice discussions.
Many students seek this new level of mastery after substantial experience in a specific field. Regardless of experience, students leverage and maximize current knowledge or interest as they explore the conflict field with a new lens of conflict analysis and engagement that applies to many settings. This lens deepens the effectiveness of efforts to manage and resolve conflicts.
“Because of Antioch, I am more aware of where I draw meaning from in my life and I am much more aware of other people’s perspectives. My experience at Antioch University Midwest definitely pushed me to grow.”
Conflict Analysis and Engagement
Master’s Degree Requirements (36 semester credits)
- 9 or 10 courses (27-30 credits)
- Field placement or internship (Practicum – 3 credits)
- Capstone which is either a Professional Seminar (3 credits) or Thesis (6 credits)
- Residency before each semester (maximum of 2 to 3-day weekend, announced in advance)
- Three skill development workshops (required but non-credit bearing)
Students enrolled in this degree program are required to attend the in-person, on-site residency at the beginning of each semester. The balance of the program is entirely online using our online learning platform and can be completed from your own home and community.
Low Residency Benefits
Residencies are an important component of the coursework.
The residencies contribute to the development of a learning community, which helps to sustain the student during the at-home portion of the academic program.
The low residency model provides the:
- Ability to participate from home or anywhere in the world that has Internet access
- Opportunity to complete a graduate program while continuing to meet obligations to family, work and community
- Venue to engage with leading scholars in the field
Residencies are frequently hosted on AUM’s campus in Yellow Springs and have also been hosted at venues such as Grailville in Loveland, Ohio, a retreat center located 35 miles from Cincinnati.
For more information about Low-Residency programs at Antioch University Midwest, click here.