How to Apply to the CRES Program

CRES Master's Program | CRES Certificate Program


In order to apply to the CRES program you must have earned or will earn, before orientation, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year US institution or a degree equal to a US four-year bachelor’s degree.

You do not need to be a JD student.

Variety is the spice of life. We encourage and accept all undergraduate majors and minors and do not have a GPA minimum. Entrance exams are not required but are strongly encouraged.

For international students, you must prove English language proficiency and provide financial verification after acceptance. Proficiency is most commonly addressed with a TOEFL score report with an exam date of no more than two years ago.

Master in Conflict and Dispute Resolution 

The necessary steps for the application process can vary depending on your status.

Application Deadlines

Application Type Deadline Decision notification deadline to accept
Early Bird December 1, 2022 January 2023 April 2023
Priority* February 1, 2023 Early March 2023 April 2023
Rolling Application* August 31, 2023 2–3 weeks after interview Varies

 *Apply by the priority deadline to be considered for a CRES Admissions Scholarship.

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Certificate in Institutional and Organizational Conflict Management

Currently Admitted/Enrolled UO Graduate Students

Students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Oregon can apply using the Application for Graduate Certificate form.

Prospective Students Not Currently Enrolled in a Graduate Academic Program at the UO

Admission to the University of Oregon Graduate school is required, even if you are only planning to complete the certificate program. The process for application can be found below.