Admission - M.A. Program in Conflict Research, Management and Resolution


Qualified students with a Bachelor’s degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and based on transcripts and letters of recommendation. Students should have a minimum of 3.6 GPA, (“B+”) grade-point average, 87% or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements  

If the applicant's native language is not English or if they have not previously studied at an institute of higher education where the language of instruction is English they must submit official computer based test TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum computer based test TOEFL score required is 95 . The minimum IELTS score is 7.

 To demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency - Students should show a formal document attesting to their results in the following English knowledge tests:  a minimum of 95 in the computer based TOFEL Test*, or a minimum of 7 in the IELTS test or a minimum of 670 in the SAT critical reading score. See also relevant links here below. 

*The relevant TOFEL code for the Hebrew University is: 0206



First of all, and do not continue before you have done this, write to the head of the program Prof Ifat Maoz at and express your interest in studying in the program. Attach to the email the formal transcripts of your BA studies including the GPA, the results of an English language approved proficiency test if needed, a one page CV, and a one page declaration of intentions stating why you want to study in the program, what is your goal and what is your relevant background. All in English. Include in your email questions that you have regarding the program. 

If you get an approval to continue the process please continue to the next steps of registering and applying.



For more information about the VISA process

To learn more about the application process and to apply

See also the following links for explanations of how to applyupload the needed documents, and all the necessary steps

 For more information about English proficiency testing


Students in the International Program


Jane Lee

Jane Lee completed her BA studies in International Studies at Sabanci University, in Istanbul, Turkey. In the MA program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution she is especially interested in political and social polarization and the role of International law in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is planning to write her seminar paper on affective polarization in South Korea.



Dominik Winkler

Dominik Winkler completed his BA studies in geography and social sciences at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. In the MA program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution he is especially interested in the relations of local civil society and international politics, as well as in post-colonial perspectives on the interaction of peacebuilding and political economy. Through his experiences as a social worker in Berlin, as well as Jordan, he is interested in connecting the academic and practical level.

The topic of his seminar paper is the (re-)production of specific framings of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through non-state actors, from the perspective of Cultural Political Economy.



Scarlett De Jean completed her BS studies in Film and Television at Boston University of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In the MA program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution she is especially interested in the the study of past international conflicts and how their resolutions have affected the present state of international relations in the USA. She is planning to write her seminar paper on the relationship that Jews who made Aliyah but are not religious, nor Zionistic have with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict while living in Israel.




Shaina Silberstein completed her B.Ed. in English as a Second Language at Achva Academic College in Southern Israel. In the MA program for Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution she is especially interested in research and mediation of personal and social conflicts. She is planning to write her seminar paper on the acculturation experience of single immigrants from North America into Israeli society.




Isaac Benaia completed his BS in Aeronautical Engineering at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, México. In the MA program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution he is especially interested in research and mediation of social conflicts in México. He is planning to write his seminar paper on the experience of Central American immigrants that pass by México along their journey towards the U.S.



Marcelo Furtado completed his BS studies in Economics at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, and his BA in International Relations at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, both in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In the MA program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution he is especially interested in the cultural aspects of conflicts and its relevance for solution. He is planning a seminar paper on the culture of conflict evolved from the already protracted struggle involving organized crime and law enforcement in Brazil.



“Studying in the Program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution has been an eye opening experience which has changed the way I look at international relations. The MA Program provides so much historical context and has made me feel more aware of the world around me. I know that no matter what I choose to do after the program, I will be able to understand more about how individuals and countries think. This program has truly educated me on how to conduct research, analyze situations, and cultivate compromise.” 


Scarlett De Jean, year of 2021


“Joining the MA Program in Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution has proved to be one of the best decisions I made in my life. The faculty members have impressive academic proficiency and the student body proved to be very aggregative and diverse. The academic activity of the Center is very much relevant to the field of Conflict Studies. Upon conclusion of my studies, I am confident that I will have deepened my qualifications, expanded my intellectual horizons, and strengthened my networks. Both my personal and professional life have been decisively and positively affected by attending this program.”


Marcelo Furtado, year of 2022 


“Studying in the MA Program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution has been an enriching and meaningful experience. I have gained new perspectives on a multitude of topics, the faculty is highly supportive, and the advanced academic level has pushed me to reach new goals and pave the way for my future.”


Shaina Silberstein, year of 2022



"Studying in the MA program of Conflict Research, Management and Resolution has been a meaningful experience. The lecturers and professors in the program each have a niche that they have been able to share with the students, widening our knowledge base and skills. They have pushed us to delve into the topics of our own interests and passions while guiding and supporting our learning along the way."


Aliza Gold, class of 2022




Why Study in Our Program

M.A. Program in Conflict Research, Management and Resolution Why Study in our Program


  1. A Master’s degree in just one year (two semesters)!


  1. Our tuition is lower in comparison to other programs (in Israel and abroad)


  1. An opportunity to study in one of the leading universities in Israel and globally


  1. Study with leading local and international experts in the conflict resolution field


  1. Extra courses- our students can take extra courses, free of charge, if they wish to enhance their knowledge. (These courses won’t be counted in terms of course credits and require the lecturer’s approval, which is almost always given).


  1. The program is tailored specifically to suit each student, and we offer guidance and assistance in building the class schedule


  1. Our faculty includes leading researchers in the field, such as


  • Prof. Ifat Maoz
  • Prof. Tsfira Grebelsky Lichtman
  • Prof. Christian Baden
  • Dr. Yuval Benziman

And many more!


  1. We offer flexibility with the days and times of the courses


  1. Our program offers both theoretical and practical workshops. We place an importance on a combination of conflict resolution skill-building workshops alongside theoretical classes


  1. Here are some of the courses in our program:
  • Psychological and Creative Processes in Management of Interpersonal and Political Conflict – Prof. Tsfira Grebelsky Lichtman
  • Another Journey: Following the Tracks of Conflict and Diversity- Dr. Maya de Vries-Kedem
  • Effective Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution- Dr. Yuval Benziman
  • Dialogue, Narratives, Identities and Conflict Resolution- Dr. Yuval Benziman
  • Theories and Research in Conflict Resolution- Dr. Yuval Benziman
  • Psychological and Media Interventions for Conflict Resolution- Prof. Ifat Maoz
  • Advanced Research in Communication, social media and Ethnonational, Gender and Cultural Identities- Prof. Ifat Maoz
  • Propaganda Revisited: Political Persuasion in Social Conflicts- Prof. Christian Baden
  • Global Protest Communication - Prof. Christian Baden
  • Disputable truths in Social Conflict- Prof. Christian Baden
  • Global Holocaust Memory, Popular Cinema and the Digital Age- Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht Hartmann
  • Doing Transitional Justice Through Politics, Journalism and Culture- Dr. Alexandra Herfroy-Mischler


  1. The program prides itself on being home to plenty of students from all over the world! Our students come from varied backgrounds and countries such as- Israel, Turkey, the United States, Germany, Mexico and more.


  1. Students also arrive from a wide range of universities such as- University of Pennsylvania, Kings College London, Stanford, University of Massachusetts and more


  1. Our alumni have gone on to work in varied fields, such as:


  • The Prime Minister’s office
  • Foreign affairs
  • Media and Journalism
  • Professional Mediation
  • Peacekeeping Organizations

And many more!