About Conflict Resolution

Conflict is inherent to our human experience.

Conflict resolution is the art and science of resolving conflict in healthy, mutually respectful ways.


Managed well, conflict can lead to cooperation and progress; managed poorly it can harm relationships, slow progress and even cause war. The Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s program at the University of Oregon gives you the skills and knowledge you need to navigate this conflict and play your part in making the world a better place. 

As a Conflict and Dispute Resolution student you will be part of an extraordinary group of committed and creative students and faculty that want to make a positive difference in the world. The interdisciplinary nature of the program means that you are surrounded by diverse people and ideas that constantly challenge the way you see the world. You can read more about the program’s objectives here.