You can earn a master of arts (MA) or a master of science (MS) in conflict and dispute resolution. Earning an MA requires second-year level proficiency in a second language. Competency may be demonstrated by either a standardized test or with adequate course work.
You will develop the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that you need to meet the challenges that emerge due to conflict. The program is composed of four parts:
A graduate specialization is either a subdivision of a major or an interdisciplinary track in which a strong graduate-level curriculum is available. The university offers over 20 specializations.
We administer four specializations:
You will typically complete the program in two years, but an accelerated path may be possible in some situations. If you’re interested in this option, contact the CRES Program Manager for academic planning. A part-time option is also available. Following the part-time option, you would complete the program in three or four years. If you are interested in the part-time option, please indicate that in your application.
Concurrent master’s students generally spend three years completing their degrees. Concurrent CRES/JD students spend four years completing both degrees.
At the university, “concurrent degrees” refers to a graduate student who is pursuing two degrees simultaneously. A concurrent degree can give you more knowledge and skills to complement your conflict resolution degree. Concurrent degrees also broaden your career opportunities, widen your network, and provide an opportunity to continue to explore the interdisciplinary nature of conflict.
We’ve partnered with programs across campus to offer concurrent degree plans. As part of the plan, we decrease requirements which makes it possible to complete two master’s degrees in three years or a JD and master’s degree in four years! Or, earn a master’s degree while completing your PhD.