Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management Graduate Studies

Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management Graduate Studies

Join us for the second speaker in our Colloquium Series, We Belong to Each Other:
Creating Collective Change through the Power of Personal Action
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Economics of Child Abuse with Dr. Elizabeth Wheaton

Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Harold Clark Simmons Hall, 101A
6401 Airline Road, Dallas, TX

Tickets: $15 at http://bit.ly/SMUDRwheaton

Application Deadlines

The SMU Dispute Resolution Program offers rolling admissions throughout the academic year with priority admissions deadlines below.

Fall Term - June 1st
Spring Term - November 1st
Summer Term - May 1st

Our Programs 

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Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution

Whom does this program serve?

Because conflict is a natural and recurring part of all aspects of society, students from all walks of life benefit from a Master of Arts in the study of dispute resolution and conflict management. These skills can enhance current career paths or launch new careers.

What will I learn?

Rooted in the social and behavioral sciences, the curriculum provides in-depth study of conflict theory with options for concentration in alternative dispute resolution, organizational transformation and conflict management, executive coaching, and healthcare collaboration and conflict engagement as they apply to business, family, education, public policy, religion, law and healthcare. Field-based opportunities in a variety of settings further enhance the skills of dispute resolution and conflict management.

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

Whom does this program serve?

Because conflict is a natural and recurring part of all aspects of society, training in dispute resolution and conflict management can enhance the lives of individuals in a variety of professions and industries.

What will I learn?

The seven-course program offers a solid foundation in conflict theory and skill development. Students learn the skills of negotiation, problem solving, mediation, arbitration, and systems design through classroom instruction that includes simulations.

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Collaboration and Conflict Engagement

Whom does this program serve?

This program is designed for physicians, healthcare administrators, nurses, healthcare human-resource professionals, and those who seek healthcare leadership roles.

What will I learn?

The three-course curriculum teaches engagement and collaborative skills that are grounded in evidence-based social science, fundamentals of neuroscience, emotional and social intelligence, and the fundamental concepts of conflict and conflict escalation and de-escalation.