Deepen your knowledge and enhance your skills

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

We are the first graduate school wholly dedicated to restorative practices.

Our students exhibit a pioneering spirit, and together we are fostering restorative practices as an emerging social science.

At the IIRP, you will:

  • Learn concepts and practices you can use immediately.
  • Gain essential skills to be more effective in your work.
  • Receive constructive feedback from experienced, supportive faculty.
  • Join a worldwide network of people committed to advancing restorative practices.
  • Gain confidence with online technologies and environments by connecting with supportive faculty and fellow students.

IIRP students seek to positively influence their organizations and communities whatever their job role. Many already have advanced degrees, but they come to the Graduate School to learn more and establish themselves in a field that didn’t exist when they were first studying.

Easy to get started – from Canada …

The IIRP is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., but students may complete their Graduate Certificate or Master of Science without ever stepping foot on our main campus.

IIRP faculty are the world’s leading experts in the ideas and competencies they teach. They’ll help you tailor your studies and facilitate meaningful online engagement with fellow students from around the world.

IIRP courses are fully online or blended, combining in-person professional development with online learning. This allows you to study where you live and work. Our only required in-person event is Basic Restorative Practices, which is offered in Canada and locations throughout the U.S. and beyond.

If you have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, you can begin taking graduate courses at the IIRP today. (Educations earned outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine whether the student meets the educational requirements.)

Learn more about IIRP Graduate Studies »