Restoring Community

Our unique postgraduate curriculum, wholly dedicated to the field of restorative practices, is accessible to students anywhere in the world. Combine in-person experiences, available in a wide choice of cities, with online study to earn a Master of Science or a Graduate Certificate in Restorative Practices.

With a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent, you can enroll in postgraduate studies with the IIRP. If you have not earned a bachelor’s or equivalent degree, you are still welcome to participate in our professional development events.

Choose where to study

You can get started with a fully online course from your home or choose from many face-to-face experiences that are part of a hybrid course. With regularly recurring online and hybrid courses offering doorways to graduate education, you can begin at any time of the year.

Completing either of our postgraduate programs requires a minimum of one in-person experience: Basic Restorative Practices. We offer these four days of professional development in locations all around the world. You choose the location and time of year that best fits your schedule.

After the in-person learning experience, you complete the postgraduate portion of the coursework online. Since this part of the course is accomplished from your home, you will not need a student visa to travel to the United States.

Build your international network

You will build relationships with students and faculty across the globe through our engaging hybrid and online coursework. Much of your IIRP education can be completed online, with media-rich courses and an easy-to-use instructional website.

Weekly assignments keep you connected while giving you the flexibility to balance your studies, work and family. You log in at your convenience, no matter your time zone.

You can also develop a program of study that includes more in-person experiences by taking hybrid electives that blend professional development events, symposia and conferences with online coursework for postgraduate credit.

Learn more about our options for postgraduate study.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Students must have been awarded a degree equivalent to the four-year baccalaureate degree awarded by U.S. colleges and universities. Educations earned outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) to determine whether the student meets the educational requirements. While a student may take up to four courses prior to verifying their bachelor's degree, students must have the minimum of a bachelor's degree to take coursework. Furthermore, official credit for completing those courses will not be given until evidence of a qualifying degree is furnished. Students need either an official transcript sent directly from an accredited U.S. institution or an official WES credential evaluation, if the degree is from an institution outside the United States.

Each applicant to the Master of Science degree program is given personal consideration. Some non-U.S. applicants are required to demonstrate fluency in English.

Learn more about applying for admission.