The Master of Arts program requires the completion of 42 credit hours, 21 of which will correspond with the Certificate Program's required curriculum and 21 of which will comprise electives. Most of the electives offer focused study in singular applications of dispute resolution, allowing students to concentrate in specific areas of interest.

Required Courses (18 credit hours total)

Psychology of Conflict (3 credit hours)
Negotiation (3 credit hours)
Mediation (3 credit hours)
Foundations of American Legal Systems or Communication and Dispute Resolution
Practicum (3 credit hours) or Internship (3 credit hours) or Independent Study (3 credit hours)
Research Methods (3 credit hours)

The elective courses offered within the Dispute Resolution Program cover a broad spectrum of applications and topics. As an aid to planning, the following four tracks have been set up to assist in the selection of additional coursework:

Dispute Resolution Elective Tracks

1. Traditional Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Arbitration
Advanced Negotiation
Advanced Mediation
Domestic Relations (Family Mediation)
Communication and Dispute Resolution
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

2. Organizational Conflict Management
Workplace Conflict
Employment Law
Advanced Negotiation
Engaging in Conflict
Role of the Ombudsman in Organizational Conflict
Generational Conflict
Corporate Internships
Arbitration
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

3. Executive Coaching

Assessment and Interviewing
Transformative & Developmental Coaching
Performance Coaching
Conflict Coaching

4. International Dispute Resolution
International Conflict Management
Advanced Negotiation
Communication and Dispute Resolution
Using Online Dispute Resolution Tools
Gender & Culture in Dispute Resolution and Negotiation
Study Abroad

General Electives (to total 24 credit hours)
Designing Dispute Resolution Systems for Organizations (3 credit hours)
Employment Law (3 credit hours)
Engaging in Conflict (3 credit hours)
Advanced Engaging in Conflict using Current Events (3 credit hours)
International Conflict Management (3 credit hours)
Corporate Internships (3 credit hours)
Organizational Consulting Skills (3 credit hours)
Gender and Culture in Dispute Resolution (3 credit hours)
Generational Conflict (3 credit hours)
Advanced Negotiation (3 credit hours)
Arbitration (3 credit hours)
Neuroscience: The Role of the Brain in Emotion, Collaboration and Conflict (3 credit hours)
Conflict Coaching (3 credit hours)
Communication and Dispute Resolution (3 credit hours)
Workplace Conflict (3 credit hours)
Organizational Change Management (3 credit hours)
Domestic Relations (Family Mediation) (3 credit hours)
Role of the Ombuds in Organizational Conflict (3 credit hours)
Team Building Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
Assessment and Interviewing (3 credit hours)
Transitional and Developmental Coaching (3 credit hours)
Performance Coaching (3 credit hours)
Using Online Dispute Resolution Tools (3 credit hours)
Advanced Mediation (3 credit hours)
Independent Study (up to 3 credits)