Student-centered and learner-driven.
Graduate education at the IIRP will help you maximize the power of relationships, manage conflict and guide organizational change. Each course convenes a learning community, where you will engage with the subject matter, fellow students and faculty. Our students find their graduate experiences useful and meaningful in their daily lives: your knowledge and competency will grow throughout your studies.
We now offer the option to complete your degree fully online!
- Blended and online coursework geared toward working professionals allows you to study where you live and work.
- Tailor your plan of study to meet your learning goals.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for all our academic programs.
Master of Science in Restorative Practices
Graduate students at the IIRP are catalysts for change, putting what they’ve learned into practice in their own professional settings. The study of restorative practices draws from a range of disciplines, with the goal of understanding how to best address wrongdoing and conflict, support positive behavioral change, build social capital, educate, lead and, ultimately, strengthen civil society.
- Four required courses and six electives.
- Supported by faculty and fellow students, course assignments help you put your learning into practice.
Most students complete the program in two to three years.
Master of Science with Thesis Option
Students in our Master of Science degree program — as well as alumni of the IIRP Master’s degree program — who wish to expand knowledge of restorative practices by conducting original research may choose to pursue the Thesis Option. If you wish to gain research experience and develop advanced competencies in scholarly writing, are considering a research-intensive career, or are interested in pursuing doctoral-level study, the Thesis Option may be a desirable choice for you.
- All Master of Science required courses, plus two specialized research courses and four electives.
- Students enroll in our thesis seminar after all other Master of Science courses have been completed.
A faculty chair will guide students to design relevant research that can be completed within a one-year time frame.
Graduate Certificate in Restorative Practices
This program will help you establish a firm understanding of how restorative practices works to distinguish yourself as a practitioner in your setting. This option is ideal for professionals who already have an advanced degree or who are still deciding to pursue a Master of Science.
- Two required courses and two electives.
- You may complete your certificate within a year.
All courses taken for the Certificate can be applied toward a Master of Science degree after completion.