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

Psychology of Conflict
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Foundations of American Legal Systems or Communication and Dispute Resolution*
Gender & Culture in Dispute Resolution**
Research Methods
Practicum or Capstone (Internship or Independent Study)***

*Both courses required beginning Fall 2020. 
**Course required beginning Fall 2020. 
***Capstone will be required beginning Fall 2020.   

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

Assessment and Interviewing
Transformative & Developmental Coaching
Performance Coaching

Courses and requirements will change beginning Fall 2020.

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