The Center for Dispute Resolution

About the CDR

The CDR is housed in the Department of Communication, and it embodies the University's Public Affairs mission.


The CDR provides mediation, conflict management, and specialized trainings for professionals, students, and volunteers.

Certificate in Conflict

The CDR supports both an undergraduate and graduate cert. program in conflict and dispute resolution through the Communication Dept.

Community Programs

The CDR sponsors a wide range of community programs, working with the courts, schools, and community organizations.

Campus Services

The CDR provides conflict management services for departments, students, faculty, and staff at Missouri State University.

Other Resources

Find links to legal information, conflict resources, alternative dispute resolution, professional organizations, and other helpful sites.

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