Restoring Community

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.


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.

Four courses:

  • 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.


Master of Science in Restorative Practices

This advanced degree will prepare you to make systemic changes in your work environment and community.

Ten courses:

  • 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.

Thesis Option

We offer a thesis option for students in our Master of Science degree program who wish to expand knowledge of restorative practices by conducting original research. A faculty chair will guide students to design relevant research that can be completed within a one-year time frame.

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"People want to believe they can change the world. At the IIRP, they learn how: how to change behaviors, build relationships and empower communities."

Eileen Stone ‘14
Connecticut, USA