The 40-point (credit) curriculum emphasizes a pragmatic approach to resolving conflicts that arise in human resource management, community and labor organization, education and health administration, and law and business. Through examination of theory and practical methodology, the program focuses on constructive communication, ethical understanding, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and resolving conflicts in ways that are favorable for all parties. This is a rigorous and concentrated graduate degree program that demands a serious commitment of time and energy. In order to receive the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, students must complete 40 points (credits) for degree completion and all requirements within 3-4 terms with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better.
For on-campus instruction, classes are mostly held in the evenings and on weekends. For the fully on-campus options, course meetings are either spread out over the 14-week term, as 7-week courses, scheduled as weekend, day-long intensives, or a combination of 7-week courses with some weekend intensives. Course schedules are posted in advance of the term so that students can plan accordingly. Attendance and participation are required. Students are also expected to devote significant time to completing reading and written assignments, group work as applicable and projects outside of class.
For online instruction, students are expected to complete assignments by their due dates, access the materials as per the schedule, and to participate in group-work as assigned.
International students are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. Please note that it is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, you must enroll full-time (12 credits per term) and study on campus.