Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management Graduate Studies
Join us for the third event in our Colloquium Series, We Belong to Each Other:
Creating Collective Change through the Power of Personal Action.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: The Penalty
with Walter Long, Laura Shacham, and Will Francome
Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Harold Clark Simmons Hall, 101A
6401 Airline Road, Dallas, TX
Tickets: $15 at http://bit.ly/SMUDRpenaltyfilm
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
This program is designed for physicians, healthcare administrators, nurses, healthcare human-resource professionals, and those who seek healthcare leadership roles.
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.
One of the fastest-growing fields of management consulting in America, SMU’s Executive Coaching program is designed for individuals who want to work as executive coaches or coaching consultants.
The 3-course curriculum offers theoretical and applied training in the areas of assessment and interviewing, transitional coaching (used with individuals who need to adapt to new work environments), developmental coaching (used for accelerating the development of high-potential leaders), and performance coaching (used with leaders who need to overcome performance issues).