Certificate Programs

Academic Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution

The Graduate International Relations Department offers a nine-month, four course certificate designed to equip participants with practical and imaginative approaches toward transforming conflict and healing divided societies in constructive and sustainable ways.

Unit 4 includes an opportunity to apply lessons-learned through a collaborative field study project in Northern Ireland. Participants will travel to Northern Ireland for a two-week series of practitioner workshops, creative and critical thinking sessions, field-based experience and reflective practice at The Corrymeela Community outside of Belfast.

Complete information on this program can be found on the Graduate International Relations Program website at

Certificate in Education Computer Gaming

Offered by the Computer Science Department at St. Mary's, the graduate Educational Computer Gaming Certificate is for people who would like to learn how to make educational computer games to support learning in a fun way. Instructors, teachers, or parents can supplement instruction and courses with computer/video games or apply gamification techniques to their classes. In the 4 courses required for the certificate, you will learn how to evaluate, design and develop educational computer games. For more information, go to