The Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management requires the completion of 42 credit hours with the option of concentrated study.

Required Courses

HDDR 6319 Psychology of Conflict
HDDR 6302 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
HDDR 6303 Mediation and Dispute Resolution
HDDR 6305 Law, Ethics, and Morality
HDDR 6315 Communication and Dispute Resolution
HDDR 6361 Gender & Culture in Negotiation
HDDR 6310 Research Methods
HDDR 6308 Capstone (Internship or Independent Study)

The concentrations offered within the Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Program cover a broad spectrum of applications and topics. As an aid to planning, the following four concentrations have been set up to assist in the selection of additional coursework. All courses listed within concentrations can be taken as electives. Course are offered on a rotation, therefore all courses may not be offered every term or year. 

Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Concentrations

Alternative Dispute Resolution (choose four)

Domestic Relations (Family Mediation)
Conflict Coaching
Using Online Dispute Resolution Tools
Restorative Justice

Organizational Transformation and Conflict Management (choose four)

Workplace Conflict
Employment Law
Role of the Ombudsman in Organizational Conflict
Organizational Change Management
Designing Dispute Resolution Systems for Organizations

Executive and Leadership Coaching

Essentials of Executive and Leadership Coaching
Executive and Leadership Coaching Theory and Practice
Executive and Leadership Coaching in Context

General Electives

Family Conflict: The 21st Century Family
Engaging in Conflict
Neuroscience: The Role of the Brain in Emotion, Collaboration and Conflict 
International Conflict Management
Organizational Consulting Skills
Generational Conflict
Special Topics
Study Abroad