Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice offers students the fundamentals of applied conflict resolution and advanced training in the conflict resolution "skill-set." It is intended to meet the needs of those individuals who seek more expertise in conflict resolution and are mainly interested in becoming practitioners in the field. It may also be appropriate for professionals who have already earned a graduate degree in their professional area, but who would benefit from academic study of applications of conflict analysis & resolution in their current profession.

Program Format

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice is offered in both residential and distance learning formats. These flexible formats allow mid-career working adults and those unable to attend the residential program, to study conflict resolution in a creative, rigorous, and structured fashion. Students enrolled in the distance learning program participate in Residential Institutes on the main campus twice per year, as well as online Web-based courses.

Students may enroll full or part time, taking three to nine credit hours per term. Students who attend full-time can expect to complete the program in 10 months. Part-time students will complete the program in 16 months. Summer attendance is mandatory.

 

Certificate Information

(15 Credits) 

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

CARM 5040 Communication Dynamics in Dispute Resolution: The Human Factor 3
CARM 5100 Mediation Theory and Practice 3
CARM 5140 Negotiation Theory and Practice 3
CARM 6000 Organizational Conflict: Theory and Practice 3
CARM 6140 Facilitation Theory and Practice 3

Below is a sample of a degree plan for a full-time student who begins their studies in Fall term. Degree plans will be modified based on a student's enrollment date and pace of study.

Table 1: Degree Plan: 15 credits hours

FALL (AUGUST)

CARM 5040
Communication Dynamics in Dispute Resolution:
The Human Factor

CARM 6140
Facitilation Theory and Practice
(Online Program)

WINTER (JANUARY)

CARM 5100
Mediation Theory and Practice

CARM 5140
Negotiation Theory and Practice

SUMMER (MAY)

CARM 6000
Organizational Conflict: Theory and Practice

CARM 6140
Facilitation Theory and Practice
(On-Campus Program)

Graduation & Celebration