Steps to Complete the Graduate Certificate in Conflict

To earn the Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution, you must complete following steps.

Step 1

Apply for admission into the Graduate College. You must have 3.00 GPA. You do not need to take the GRE. Students who do not meet normal admission standards may be considered for provisional admission.

You should also complete a Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Information Interest Form and return it to The Center for Dispute Resolution by email or fax (417-836-8831).

Step 2

Set up an appointment with Dr. Charlene Berquist, the program director, so you can discuss your career goals and your program of study. You can reach Dr. Berquist at or 417-836-8831.

Step 3

Complete the Plan of Study Form for the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Certificate during your first semester in the program. This form lists the courses you will take to complete the certificate program. The form must be approved by Dr. Berquist, who will enter your course selections into DegreeWorks. If you need to change your plan of study, you must complete notify Dr. Berquist so that she can approve the requested changes and make the appropriate adjustments in DegreeWorks.

Step 4

Complete the required coursework for the certificate, maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Step 5

During the first week of the semester in which you intend to graduate you must complete the online Graduate Application to Graduate for the certificate program, located under the Academics Tab, Commencement Channel, in MyMissouriState.