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

Required Courses (18 credit hours total)

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 required and Practicum will be optional 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:

Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Concentrations

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration
Advanced Negotiation
Advanced Mediation
Domestic Relations (Family Mediation)
Engaging in Conflict
Advanced Engaging in Conflict
Conflict Coaching
Neuroscience: The Role of the Brain in Emotion, Collaboration and Conflict
Restorative Justice
Gender & Culture in Dispute Resolution
Generational Conflict
Using Online Dispute Resolution Tools

Organizational Transformation and Conflict Management

Workplace Conflict
Employment Law
Advanced Negotiation
Engaging in Conflict
Role of the Ombudsman in Organizational Conflict
Generational Conflict
Team Building Theory and Practice
Organizational Change Management
Gender & Culture in Dispute Resolution
Conflict Coaching 
Using Online Dispute Resolution Tools
Organizational Consulting Skills
Designing Dispute Resolution Systems for Organizations

Executive Coaching

Assessment and Interviewing
Transformative & Developmental Coaching
Performance Coaching

Healthcare Collaboration and Conflict Engagement

Introduction to Conflict in Healthcare Settings
Engaging with Conflict in the Healthcare Workplace The New Role of the Healthcare Leader –Managing Change, Culture, and Conflict

General Electives

Designing Dispute Resolution Systems for Organizations 
Employment Law
Engaging in Conflict
Advanced Engaging in Conflict using Current Events
International Conflict Management
Corporate Internships
Organizational Consulting Skills
Gender and Culture in Dispute Resolution 
Generational Conflict
Advanced Negotiation
Arbitration
Neuroscience: The Role of the Brain in Emotion, Collaboration and Conflict
Conflict Coaching
Communication and Dispute Resolution
Workplace Conflict
Organizational Change Management
Domestic Relations (Family Mediation)
Role of the Ombuds in Organizational Conflict
Team Building Theory and Practice
Assessment and Interviewing
Transitional and Developmental Coaching
Performance Coaching 
Using Online Dispute Resolution Tools
Advanced Mediation