Dedicated to Growing and Teaching the Science of Relationships and Community

Master of Science | Graduate Certificate | Professional Development

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (the IIRP) is the world’s first accredited graduate school that specializes in studying the field of restorative practices, providing education, research, and consulting services.

At the heart of restorative practices is the understanding that human beings are instilled with the need to connect and grow with each other. The IIRP supports students and community leaders with the tools they need to transform relationships and effect change within their own lives as well as their schools, their organizations, and their communities. Through strong academic offerings, targeted projects, and a real-life approach to education, the IIRP’s experienced faculty prepares learners to prevent and mend conflict and make resilient, meaningful relationships thrive. Our graduates emerge as seasoned changemakers who bring their understanding of restorative practices with them wherever they go, intent on leading by example.

As the field of restorative practices grows and evolves, we are dedicated to always being  on the forefront of exploring and testing new concepts, new approaches, and new methods.


The mission of the International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School is to strengthen relationships, support communities, influence social change, and broaden the field of restorative practices by partnering with practitioners, students, and scholars.

Our Work

Our Work GraghicLiving Restorative Practices — We model a relational approach and honor human dignity in all that we do. This is the foundation for all of our work.

Education — We provide advanced education, professional development, and transformative learning experiences.

Consulting — We deliver strategic consulting that leverages our relational expertise.

Research — We generate and disseminate knowledge regarding the influence of relationships on social health.

Our Campus

The IIRP campus is located at the corner of Main and Walnut Streets in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, home to a variety of attractions and historic and cultural sites. Bethlehem is within driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, Amish country and scenic Bucks County.