Restoring Community

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) is a graduate institution designed for the 21st century, where learning centers on real-life challenges and projects.

Our Master of Science in Restorative Practices is an advanced degree that will prepare you to make systemic changes in your work environment and community. This is our most comprehensive and intensive learning option.

As an IIRP graduate, you will stand out as a person who knows how to maximize the power of relationships, manage conflict and guide organizational change.

  • Blended coursework allows you to study where you live and work.
  • Transparent Tuition guarantees your tuition never increases.
  • Designed for working professionals, most students complete their degree in 2 to 3 years.

"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 Cunningham '14
Connecticut, USA


Personalized Program of Study

Students work with faculty advisors to personalize a coherent plan of study based upon four required courses and six electives, totaling 10 courses.

  • RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices is a blended course completed by first attending all four days of the Basic Restorative Practices professional development event, then completing the online RP 500 coursework.
  • RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action, an online course, allows students to implement and evaluate a project in their own professional or personal setting.
  • Customize your degree with six elective courses related to applications of restorative practices in education, justice, counseling and leadership.
  • RP 610 Evaluation of Research, an online course, teaches students to be knowledgeable consumers of research so they can understand and critically evaluate formal quantitative and qualitative scholarship.
  • RP 699 Restorative Practices Capstone, our online “capstone” course, may be completed after all other degree requirements are satisfied. Working online with a small “professional learning group” and a professor, fellow students support each other in writing a final paper and giving a brief oral presentation that summarizes the ideas they found most important to their field of study.

A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required. Master of Science degree students must complete the program within five years of being admitted.

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