Become the expert everyone needs.
Conflict is a part of the human experience. Conflict resolution is the art of resolving conflict in healthy, mutually respectful ways.
Partnered with Oregon Law’s nationally ranked Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, the Conflict and Dispute Resolution (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.
See some of the recent work done by CRES faculty, students, and alumni in the CRES program’s 2017-2018 Annual Review.
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, International Studies, Environmental Studies, Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Education, and Journalism.