Restoring Community

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.

At the IIRP, learning occurs through student-centered, faculty-guided exploration and reflection. Faculty are not only prominent thought leaders but also experienced practitioners in education, justice, social work and organizational management. Students have the opportunity to personalize their studies and focus on their greatest professional goals and challenges. Through hybrid and online learning experiences, students develop professional relationships with practitioners from across the globe, as they apply and evaluate what they are learning in their own settings.

Both the Graduate Certificate (4 courses/12 credits) and the Master of Science (10 courses/30 credits) programs are built around a core curriculum, with a choice of electives to personalize a student’s educational experience. To take graduate courses a student must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S.-accredited institution of higher education or its equivalent.