Missouri State University

Certificate Programs

What is a Certificate program?

A certificate program is a transcripted degree program offered through a University. It is similar to a bachelor's or master's degree program, expect that it typically requires fewer credit hours to complete and focuses intently on a given topic. Once an individual has completed a certificate program, the degree will appear on his or her transcript.

Two certificate programs supported by the CDR and offered through the Department of Communication at Missouri State University are the Undergraduate Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution and the Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

The undergraduate certificate is taken in conjunction with a bachelor's degree. The graduate certificate may be taken alone or in conjunction with another graduate-level degree. With permission, students can “double count” coursework in a undergraduate or graduate certificate program toward a bachelor's or master’s degree.

To learn more about either of these programs, please click the links above, contact the programs' Director Dr. Char Berquist, or contact Missouri State University's Department of Communication.

Contact Information

Physical Address: Missouri State University, Park Central Office Building room 212, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield MO (View a map of the CDR's downtown location.)

Mailing Address: Missouri State University, Center for Dispute Resolution, 901 S. National, Springfield MO 65897

CDR Phone: 417-836-8831

Fax: 417-836-8288

E-mail: CDR@MissouriState.edu

CDR Staff

Charlene Berquist, Director, Center for Dispute Resolution; Professor, Department of Communication
Heather Blades, Associate Director, Center for Dispute Resolution
Janelle Thacker, Kristin Gearhart, and Becky Saunders, Graduate Assistants
Taylor Friedli, and Cassie Kite, Student Workers