There are no Master’s or PhD programs awarded specifically in Intercultural Dialogue, at least none that have surfaced in searches thus far (if you know of one, please send an email and it will be added to the list). However, there are graduate programs for the study of Dialogue more generally, and some for Intercultural Communication or Cross-Cultural Communication; there are others for various combinations of Conflict / Peace Studies, or Interfaith / Interreligious Studies, or Border / Transborder Studies, and any of these topics should permit a focus on intercultural dialogue by an interested student. (If one of the programs listed here is not, in fact, friendly to the topic, please send an email and it will be removed from the list). More general degrees offer a sequence of courses which might be appropriate (as when the University of Oklahoma lists Intercultural/International Communication as a potential area of study within either the MA or PhD in Communication or the University of New Mexico uses Intercultural Communication as one of three possible concentrations in the PHD in Communication). Some even offer certificates (the MA in Ethics at the Munich School of Philosophy has a certificate in Ethics of Intercultural Dialogue; Kansas State University offers one in Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement which can be used to fulfill course requirements in the Communication MA; University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto in Canada has a stand-alone Diploma in Interfaith Dialogue).
A large number of other fields, including Linguistics, Translation, International Relations, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Education, Human Geography, Social Work, Social Justice, Human Rights, Refugee Integration, or Migration, seem likely to permit an interested student to spend time studying issues relevant to Intercultural Dialogue, even if the final degree does not bear that title. And it can be important to learn how each country interprets each possible field of study. For example, the Master of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University (Australia) focuses on the connection between Language and Culture, and is awarded by Linguistics, but the Master of Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) has its roots within Education. The Master in International Migration and Ethnic Relations at Malmö University (Sweden) comes out of Global Political Studies, but the MA in the Construction and Representation of Cultural Identity at the University of Barcelona (Spain) is managed by Philology and Communication. Despite differences in their disciplinary homes, any of these programs seem likely to encourage a focus on Intercultural Dialogue. None of these degrees are listed below, but they indicate the broader range of what is available.
Most likely programs are at the Master’s level, but a few are for Doctorates (PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is the most common, but a few other degrees appear as well). The titles vary: most are Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (abbreviated MS in the USA but MSc in the EU) degrees, but others are Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and a few have unique names: Master of X. Whatever term appears on the program’s webpage is the term used here. Some programs require full-time residence, with others choosing blended delivery (meaning students work online, but periodically are expected on campus); a few are offered entirely online. Many programs in Europe or Asia are taught in English, or in multiple languages with English being one. Since details can change quickly and often, links to the programs are provided here rather than much in the way of specifics. The list is organized by degree title, not geography. A surprising number of programs are offered collaboratively by multiple universities, which seems especially appropriate to the topic of Intercultural Dialogue.
One program uses the term Intercultural Dialogue in its title, the Masters in German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Dialogue at St. Petersburg University (Russia), but upon investigation it proves to be a German language program, with some focus on intercultural dialogue between Russians and Germans rather than more generally.
This list is updated frequently. Send an email if you are in, or know of, a program that should be included in the next iteration.
MA in Collaborative and Dialogic Practices offered jointly by Kanankil Institute (Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico) – Taos Institute (USA).
Master’s in Translation and Dialogue Interpreting, University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
MA in Religionen, Dialog und Bildung [Religions, Dialogue and Education], University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany [taught in German].
Master’s in Dialogue, Health and Society, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Master’s in Intercultural Communication, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
MA in Intercultural Communication, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
MA in Intercultural Communication, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.
MA in Intercultural Communication, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
MA in Intercultural Communication, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
MA in Intercultural Communication; MA in Intercultural Communication and International Development, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
MA in Intercultural Communication, University of Opole, Opole, Poland.
MA in Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan.
MA in Intercultural Communication, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.
MA in Intercultural Communication, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa.
MA in Intercultural Communication, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD, USA.
MA in Intercultural Communication, St. Mary’s College of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
MS Ed in Intercultural Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
European Master of Intercultural Communication (EMICC) offered by University of Italian Switzerland (Switzerland), University of Tallinn (Estonia), Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (France), University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Anglia Ruskin University (UK), Utrecht University (Netherlands), Universitat Bayreuth (Germany), Louvain School of Management (Belgium), Universidad Aberta (Portugal), and Universita Degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo (Italy).
Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication, University of Italian Switzerland (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland.
MA or PHD in Intercultural Communication, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan.
MA in Intercultural and International Communication, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada.
MA in Intercultural and International Communication, American University, Washington, DC, USA.
MA in International and Intercultural Communication, University of Denver, CO, USA.
MA in Intercultural Studies, NLA University, Bergen, Norway.
MA in Intercultural Studies, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Germany.
MA in Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, USA.
MA in Communication and Intercultural Studies, offered by UNESCO Chair in Inter-cultural and Inter-religious Exchanges at the University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, with participation by faculty from Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
MA in Intercultural Studies in Languages and Literatures, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.
MA in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
MA in Intercultural Communication and Cooperation, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany.
MA in Intercultural Communication and Education, Durham University, Durham, UK.
MA in Intercultural Communication and Moderation, University of Applied Languages, SDI Munich, Munich, Germany.
MA in Intercultural Communication/Intercultural Competence, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany.
MA in International Management and Intercultural Communication, Technical University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK.
MA in International Business and Intercultural Communication, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
MA in Global Intercultural Communication, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
MA in Intercultural Encounters, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
MA in Culture, Communication & Globalisation, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark.
MA in Culture and Communication, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (taught in Portuguese).
MA or PHD in Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
MA in Cross-Cultural Communication, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
MA in Cross-Cultural Communication, Horizons University, Paris, France.
MA in Language, Culture and Communication, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
MA in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Studies, Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy (in Italian).
MA in Psycholinguistics of Intercultural Communication, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia.
MA in Intercultural Communication in Education and the Workplace, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.
MA or PhD in International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland.
Peace Studies/ Peacebuilding/ Conflict Analysis/ Resolution/ Transformation/ Negotiation/ Mediation:
MA in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Canada.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Inter-University Master in Peace Culture, Conflicts, and Human Rights, offered jointly by the University of Granada, the University of Córdoba, the University of Malaga and the University of Cadiz, all in Spain.
MA in Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding, offered jointly by Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
MPhil in Peace and Conflict Transformation, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Coventry University, Coventry, UK.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
MA in Peace and Conflict or MSc in Peace and Conflict, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
MA in Peace and Conflict Management, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel (taught in English).
MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies or MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice or MA in Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution, Bradford University, Bradford, UK.
MA in Peace and Development, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK.
MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, USA.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, offered jointly by University of Kent (UK) and Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany).
Master of Peace and Security Studies, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
MSc in Security, Peace-Building and Diplomacy, Loughborough University London, London, UK.
Master in Conflict, Memory and Peace, offered jointly by Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany) and Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá (Colombia).
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
MA in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
MSc in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Durham University, Durham, UK.
MA in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, offered by Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland.
MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
MSc in Conflict Resolution, University of Essex, Colchester, UK.
MSc in Conflict, Statebuilding and Development, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
MA in Intercultural Conflict Management at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
DPhil in Conflicts of Cultures/Cultures of Conflict, offered jointly by University of Tübingen (Germany) and University of Aix-Marseille (France), in French and German.
MA in Sociology – Intercultural Mediation, Uniwersytet Wroclawski (University of Wroclaw), Wroclaw, Poland.
MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queens University, Belfast, UK.
MA in Human Rights and Conflict Management, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
MA in Politics of Conflict and Violence, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.
PhD in Cultures of Conflict/Conflict of Cultures, offered jointly by University of Tübingen (Germany), University of Aix-Marseille (France).
MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
MA in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey.
MA in Conflict, Security and Development, University of Sussex, Sussex, UK.
MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (taught in English).
MA or MS in Conflict and Dispute Resolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA.
MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA.
MS in Negotiations and Conflict Management, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA.
MA in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, USA.
MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA.
MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Dominican University, River Forest, IL, USA.
MA in Conflict Resolution, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA.
MA in Conflict Management, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, USA.
MA in Conflict Resolution, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA.
LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, MO, USA.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA.
MA in Conflict Management and Resolution, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA.
Master of Global Affairs – International Peace Studies or PhD in Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA.
MA in Peace and Justice Leadership, School of International Training, Brattleboro, VT, USA.
Master of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA, USA.
MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Rutgers University – Newark, Newark, NJ, USA.
MA in Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, USA.
MA in Dispute Resolution, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA.
MA in Dispute Resolution, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.
Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Master in Strategic Peace and Conflict Studies, offered jointly by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland; Master in Prevention, Arbitration and Conflict Resolution, offered by UNITAR with Hautes Études Internationales & Politiques (HEIP), Paris, France.
Master in Border Studies, jointly offered by the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Lorraine University (France), Saarland University (Germany), and University of Kaiserslautern (Germany).
MA in Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes, jointly offered by Maynooth University (Ireland), University of Vienna (Austria), University of Lyon 2 (France), University of Ljubljani (Slovenia), Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), University of Bern (Switzerland), and Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland).
MA in Global Security and Borders, Queens University, Belfast, UK.
MA in Refugee Studies, University of East London, London, UK.
PhD in Transborder Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.
MA in Interfaith Studies, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, UK.
MSC in Interfaith Research and Diplomacy (MIRD), PhD in Interfaith Research and Diplomacy (DIRD), offered by Euclid School of Theology and Interfaith Studies (an intergovernmental institution under the United Nations), Central African Republic.
MA in Interreligious Studies, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland (program taught in German, or German and French).
MA in Interreligious Studies, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
PhD in Inter-religious Studies, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (made up of Universitas Gadjah Mada, State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, and Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
MPhil in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
MA in Religion, Conflict and Globalization, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
MA in Interreligious Studies and Peacebuilding, offered jointly by the Faculty of Islamic Sciences and the Catholic Theological Faculty at University of Sarajevo, and and Orthodox Theological Faculty of St. Basil of Ostrog at University of East Sarajevo, all in Bosnia and Herzegovina (taught in Bosnian).
Master’s of Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies, Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.