Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (MMCR) is a one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary program for people committed to peace and justice. The convenient low-residency format allows students to earn their degree while working full-time from anywhere in the world. Taught by experts with years of real-world experience, the degree provides excellent preparation to enter the fast-growing field of mediation as well as a variety of other human-centered careers.
In addition to the master’s degree, students have the option of selecting one of two certificate options in conflict resolution, including the Cook County Circuit Court-approved Mediation Skills Training, which can be later be applied toward the master’s degree.
Students also have the option of completing a practicum course to gain real-world experience assisting a professional mediator or serving in an administrative capacity in a nonprofit organization. Dominican has deep roots with several service-oriented community partners, opening a variety of practicum opportunities. Students may also pursue practicums in their geographic region or in their interest area upon approval of the program coordinator.
Mediation Skills Training Certificate
Students may earn a Cook County Circuit Court-approved Mediation Skills Training Certificate by completing MCR 601 - Mediation Skills Training . Full admission to the master’s program in conflict resolution is not required of students only seeking the Mediation Skills Training Certificate.
Students who complete the certificate can later count MCR 601 toward the Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Students may earn a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution by completing MCR 601 and three other MCR courses. Courses completed as part of the graduate certificate can later count towards the Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.