Become the expert everyone needs.
Learn to transform organizations and relationships, address inequity, and reimagine conflict. The University of Oregon Conflict and Dispute Resolution master's (CRES) program prepares professionals from all disciplines to be collaborative problem-solvers in every aspect of society. Taught by top-ranked faculty from the School of Law, across campus, and beyond, our highly regarded curriculum provides you with the skills you need to become an effective negotiator, mediator, and facilitator.
Partnered with Oregon Law’s nationally ranked Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, the CRES program is intimate and intense. The faculty is passionate. The curriculum is deep. You will learn theory and put it into practice. You will stretch yourself to consider new perspectives on competition and cooperation, relationships and responsibility, and even war and peace.
As a CRES student you'll join an exceptional cohort of fellow students. Because the skills we teach can be applied across many sectors, our program offers a broad range of practice areas in which you can focus your study.
The strength of our program draws not only from our valuable partnerships and the quality of our students but is anchored in the deep knowledge, passion, and dedication of our faculty.
Inside the classroom
our core courses give you the fundamentals that you need to understand conflict and dispute resolution and its importance.
Outside the classroom
you will complete at least one internship, giving you the opportunity to put your learning into action.
This blend of practical and classroom-based learning means you leave the program ready to tackle conflict and dispute resolution in the real world.
As a Conflict and Dispute Resolution student, you have the option to pursue concurrent degrees, such as a JD and Master’s in four years, or two Masters’ degrees in three years. Likewise, students from other disciplines can add to their credentials and skills by pursuing a concurrent Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s degree.
Some of the commonly paired degrees include Law, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Education, Strategic Communication, and Journalism.