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, with their knowledge and competency growing throughout their studies.

  • 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.