Conflict occurs in a variety of contexts, from family life to work environments to the larger community. To develop your understanding of and ability to manage conflict effectively, the graduate certificate in conflict and dispute resolution blends courses in theory and law with opportunities to directly apply your education in an internship or service-learning setting.
By specializing in conflict and dispute resolution, you will become a more effective communicator, a better equipped leader and a stronger collaborator. These skills are an asset to a number of professions and prepare you to intervene in a variety of conflict situations.
The graduate certificate in conflict and dispute resolution is a16-hour program that includes two courses in communication and conflict theory, one course in law or ethics, two elective courses and an applied experience. Through elective courses, you can integrate the study of conflict with your unique area of study, preparing you for a variety of careers.
You may pursue the certificate in conflict and dispute resolution as a stand-alone certificate program or in partnership with another graduate program. If you are currently a graduate student at Missouri State, you may add the conflict and dispute resolution certificate, you must complete an Application to Request a Change/Addition of Academic Area form.
For more information about specific requirements for the graduate certificate in conflict and dispute resolution, visit the Center for Dispute Resolution. You may also contact Dr. Charlene Berquist, the program director, to schedule an appointment to further discuss this certificate program.