The Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution, offered by the Graduate College at Missouri State, provides a graduate-level experience for those who are interested in dispute resolution and conflict processes. The program provides for the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for understanding conflict and resolving disputes.
The certificate is interdisciplinary in nature, allowing students to select the courses that are the most useful and applicable to their chosen or planned profession. The program has two required components: a theory/research component and an applied component. Nine hours of electives allow students to further customize their educational experience as they pursue the study of conflict and its resolution in the context of their specific discipline.
This graduate certificate will benefit anyone who encounters conflict on an interpersonal, family, organizational, inter-group, or community level. Participants in the program learn to analyze, address, and manage conflict professionally and effectively. The skills learned are extremely valuable in a variety of professions and include the ability to understand and effectively intervene in conflict situations. Students learn and practice superior communication skills and develop their abilities to work with and lead others.
Program participants have included individuals from a wide range of fields, including the following: